Ashley heeft een interview gehad met HauteLiving over haar nieuwe film ‘Aftermath’, bij het artikel zitten enkele nieuwe stills van de film..
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Ashley Greene is best known for her role as vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight saga franchise, but as dark as that part could have been perceived, it’s child’s play compared to her latest role. In her darkest role to date, in the newly launched Winther Brothers Entertainment’s Aftermath, Greene plays Natalie Dadich, who, in a last-ditch effort to save her marriage to Kevin (Shawn Ashmore), moves into a new home hoping to leave their tumultuous conflicts in the past. Newly designed with only one prior tenant, the place would be ideal, if not for the grisly murder-suicide that happened in the home. What should have been a fresh start for the couple quickly takes a disturbing turn as Natalie and Kevin find that their troubles have only just begun. The film definitely needs to be seen to be believed. Here, the 34-year-old actress dishes on her latest role as well as upcoming projects including The Immaculate Room opposite Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth and animated film Max & Me, among others.
Ashley GreenePhoto Credit: Mike Taing
Without giving too much away, what can you tell us about your character in your upcoming film, Aftermath, how she evolves throughout the film and why you decided to play her.
Natalie is an up and coming fashion designer, struggling to simultaneously make her dreams come true and keep her marriage alive. In an attempt to “start fresh” and rebuild their crumbling marriage, Natalie and Kevin move into a new home (made affordable due to its dark history) that ends up coming with baggage of its own. I liked that there was a real, grounded relationship at the heart of the story and chaos was introduced around that relationship. You want people to be scared, yes, but you also want people to care about what happens to your characters.
In the film your character is desperately trying to save her marriage (to Shawn Ashmore) despite past and present forces coming between them. Do you think love is worth fighting for?
I 100% think love is worth fighting for. My husband and I are deeply in love, probably annoyingly so sometimes, but we recognize that we will always have to work at things and grow and evolve together. I think you constantly have to acknowledge that you and your partner are human, you’ll make mistakes, you’ll say dumb things, you’ll have frustrating traits but the love and respect you have for one another will always trump that if you’re willing to fight for it. The goal is to constantly better yourself and inspire and support your partner on their journey to better themselves.
What do you hope fans will take away from the film?
I hope viewers will be able to relate to our characters on some level and go along on a thrilling ride with us. I’d be so interested to hear what their theories are halfway through the film.
What were some of your favorite memories from the set? Any fun behind-the-scenes moments?
My most embarrassing moment was me trying to throw a ball at an angle through a doorway for my set dog. I was subpar at best, and we had about 3 more takes than we expected needing. It’s not my proudest moment. I really enjoyed working with Shawn throughout the film. He’s obviously talented, but also incredibly kind and calming.
As an actress you have 12-15 hour work days at times which can be stressful. What do you do while on set to take care of yourself and stay sane?
Honestly, I hadn’t taken my mental health into account as much as I should have in the past. Only more recently have I begun to do a morning meditation, forced myself to say no to some invitations while working to ensure I get enough sleep, and spoken up about any difficulty or issues I’m facing. I’ve begun to put my mental health and my feelings first instead of trying to just handle it all. Post filming habits are equally as important. I just came off doing two films back to back and unapologetically told everyone around me that I was unavailable for the first week of being home. I thrive off being hyper-productive, and making others happy, so for me, this is a pretty big step.