Don’t throw petals on the floor if they have no meaning. I would rather have a fun, casual relationship than have someone pretending they’re completely in love with me.
I hate jealous guys! Everyone can be jealous. We all have that in us. Push the demon down or it’s going to drive the other person away.
I’m independent. If a guy is too clingy or needy, I actually get afraid of hurting him – and I can’t deal with that.
As an actor you want people to know you and there are times you want your pictures taken, but it’s unnerving to walk out of a venue with friends and there are 20 people flashing lights in your face. Do you know how bright those lights are?
My whole outlook has changed. You go into rooms with producers and directors and you’re so nervous, and you’re thinking these are big, bad studio heads and they want you to fail. Then you do something like this, and you can walk into these rooms and they want to know what you think, what you want to do, how you view their script. I go into these rooms [now], sit down, and have conversations with these people, which is what I should have been doing from the beginning. It’s a different world.
My life is a crazy whirlwind right now. I’m just working and working and working. With the success of the film, there are a lot of things you get offered, places people want you to go just to have you there, and I really haven’t been able to do that. Between this and other films, I’ve just been working. You know, I was a struggling actor, and I was modeling to pay bills. I was worried about rent, and I was living with two other people. To go from that to me going, “I need a break, I need a day off”, is a crazy thing. It’s good, and it’s tiring, but my mom being able to see what I’m doing every single day on the Internet? It’s crazy! From nobody really knowing or really caring who you are or what you do to suddenly making headlines with what you’re eating, where you’re going, who you’re hanging out and having coffee with is nuts. But I guess it helps when I’m walking into these rooms with directors and producers, all of a sudden, they know who I am. That’s the craziest thing … — on how her life has changed since Twilight (2008) debuted.
I definitely try to make it home. I actually have my family fly out, and I have a couple of Florida friends fly out sometimes, and then I have a best friend or two in L.A. I just try hanging out and spending time with my friends – I try and live a normal lifestyle. — on what she likes to do for fun.
… I don’t think I’m going to be pigeonholed. If I always played the hot, stupid chick, then I might be pigeonholed as that. I get to kind of choose my films, which hopefully I will choose wisely and build off of that versus pissing the fans off.
It’s kind of laughable because it’s amazing that people are so intrigued by who I have lunch with and whatnot. This is my thing: If I was in a relationship with someone that I really cared about, it would upset me if they speculated something about me and someone else because that other person has to read it. That’s the part which I haven’t encountered yet because I’m not in a relationship, but I’m just waiting for it – and then I’m sure I’ll hate it. It’s something I have to get used to, I guess. It’s all apart of this job. It’s like the little fine print of dating me – “You will now be thrown into this Twilight whirlwind.” The fans embrace everything that we do, so if I started dating some guy they would probably embrace him too. — on dealing with being in the public eye.
It was a really long, tedious process. I hadn’t read the books, but I read them because they wouldn’t release the script or breakdown. My manager told me to go into the audition and to do a good job and not to mess up because the casting directors were sticklers. So, I was like, “How am I supposed to do a good job? I don’t even know what
I’m supposed to be playing!” I originally auditioned for “Bella”, and so I read the first book and kind of fell in love with it. I went in and auditioned and actually they called me back in and said, “No, you’re not right for Bella”, so I was bummed, and then they brought me back for “Alice”. I worked more on it – that was all I did for a couple of days before I went in. I came in probably like five times before I actually got the role – and then I went home for Christmas and literally just had to wait and wait. I thought that I didn’t get it again, and then I got the call that I was “Alice” and I freaked out and called my dad and mom — on how she got the role of “Alice Cullen” in Twilight (2008).
I need a guy that understands give-and-take. I can’t be the only one giving.
(on “Twilight” author, Stephenie Meyer): Stephenie Meyer was so pleasant. She really is a sweet and talented woman I was a little nervous to meet her, but the second we sat down and began chattering away, I was completely comfortable. I’m very excited I was able to meet her!
(on her “Twilight” co-star, Jackson Rathbone): Jackson Rathbone is an awesome guy! Such a fun person to be around. And I think there is a bit of chemistry with everyone in the cast. We all get along great. We all hang out and goof off together.
(On the fight training she recieved for the film “Twilight”): The first two weeks I was in Oregon was strict training, and there was no shooting. There was a lot of baseball, because there’s a baseball scene. Then we did wire-work, and a lot of stuff to get us into the feeling of moving like a vampire. There were a couple of dance and movement classes.
(On her “Twilight” cast): The cast is amazing! Everyone pretty much “clicks” which is very nice considering we are family now.
Ashley (On her “Twilight” character, Alice): Playing Alice is pretty ideal as well. I get to do everything!
(On roles she would like in the future): I really would love to do a piece like Julia Roberts or Charlize Theron in Erin Brockovich or North Country. They were both so amazing and so inspiring. I would love to touch someone in the way they’re performances touched me. Obviously that will be when I play 30 and not 16 so I have time.
(On auditioning for “Twilight”): The auditioning process was really long for me. A couple of months. And I don’t really know the people considered. I try not to focus on that stuff. And I knew about a month before I flew out.