Ashley Greene Esquire Magazine Feature

Ashley Greene has a feature with Esquire Magazine.

Nor is the petite sorority-girl Ashley Greene, who sits before me today, the least bit icy; she’s just a girl with a Day-Timer pinched on the seat between her thigh and purse, a vessel of responsibility. In fact, she’s so relaxed, so cat-stretched against the promise of two hours of conversation and a bowl of soup that you’d think she might have settled into a comfort zone about work. But in fact: “What Twilight gave me was years to consider how I wanted to work otherwise.”

She twists at the earring once more. Next year, she’ll turn twenty-six. She mimes an understated fist-pump when this comes up. Laughing then at herself, she says she looks forward to being thirty. “It’s a good age,” she says. “It’s an age of choices.” Here she is, then, the profound naïf making such a careful-what-you-wish-for declaration that I can’t help but roll my eyes.

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Excellent Robert Pattinson Interview in Empire

Empire does a refreshing interview with Robert Pattinson. We haven’t been linking to too many interviews with him recently because most of them just repeat the same old stuff. This one, however, was really well done.

Are you happy to say goodbye to Twilight? And what has its impact been on our culture?
I guess I’m happy to move on, but it was nice to have good closure. I found Edward quite a restrictive character but in Breaking Dawn he kind of loosens up about everything. I mean, it’s almost impossible not to when you’re delivering babies and, you know, Bella is dying and all this stuff is happening. You can’t play it the same, and that was nice. It was nice to have arguments and things as Edward, which seemed very unusual. But um, what’s its contribution to the culture? Well one of the main things, which obviously the books did but the movies helped, was just getting young people reading again. Harry Potter started this thing, but anything which gets kids reading, it helps. As soon as you start reading one series then you start reading a bunch of other stuff. Just in terms of the film industry as well, I think Twilight showed that you can have a female audience for something and it does well.

Is there something you did like about Edward?

I thought he was great. The annoying thing about him is that that the fans’ perception of him is that he’s this perfect guy, but whenever I read the books, he doesn’t seem like the perfect guy at all. I wanted to play his flaws, but then you have this subliminal idea coming from everywhere saying: “No, he’s got to be perfect!” but you can’t play perfect! Perfect is someone with loads of flaws, and then you stuck in this funny little loop. But it was interesting playing this one because I really didn’t like a lot of Edward’s actions in Breaking Dawn, and it’s nice to play actions where you think: “Oh, he’s doing the wrong thing.”

Can you give an example of that?

I mean, he is just very selfish at the end and gets ruled by his emotions. His heart is running him instead of his head, which is the opposite of all the other movies. He’s always trying to plan ahead, but he becomes much more impulsive and doesn’t feel permanently guilty. He feels like he has been wronged when he hasn’t been wronged at all.

What part of you is like Edward and what part of you is most unlike Edward?

I always feel guilty about everything; that’s quite similar to Edward. And, I don’t know, he always thinks he’s doing the right thing, he always thinks he knows what is going on and I never feel like I know what is going on or doing the right thing!

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Twilight Stars on Empire Magazine’s List

Empire Magazine has their 100 Sexy Stars of 2009 list out, and unsurprisingly Twilight cast members are on it. In our personal opinion the list is a little odd with the young actors of today mixed in with actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood like Marilyn Monroe and Paul Newman. It hardly seems fair to compare people to Grace Kelly and Carey Grant who are frozen in time at their youthful best, while the ever glamorous Liz Taylor is alive and pushing 80. Anyway, here’s how the Twilight cast landed on the Women’s and Men’s lists:

#32 Ashley Greene
Most alluring as… Prescient vampire chick, Alice Cullen.”

#7 Kristen Stewart
Most alluring as… Em Lewin in Adventureland – sparky, human, and plenty sexy, in a surly, take-no-s#$@ kinda way.

#2 Robert Pattinson
Most alluring as… Gotta be Edward Cullen, with all that restrained passion and the penchant for melting glances.

#35 Taylor Lautner
Most alluring as… Jake-abs. Specifically, whenever he’s topless in Twilight. So for the most part, whenever he’s in New Moon then.

#36 Kellan Lutz
Most alluring as…
He may be man of few words, but he’s in Twilight, what more do you need? Off the silver screen he does seem to have attracted a large female fanbase who squeal uncontrollably with delight so he’s doing something right.

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