Ashley Greene graces Marie Claire’s November 2012 cover. The beautiful 25-year-old actress sits down for a chat with the magazine and dishes on fame, career, but also about personal life and relationships. Ashley was only 17 when she first came to L.A. “It was definitely hard,” Greene recalls. “But nothing positive comes out of being bitter. You just have to keep on working.”
Greene confesses she was quite unprepared for the overnight stardom that resulted after Twilight became one of the most successful franchises in the film history. “It was a hard adjustment going from zero to 100 in a day. But it was also hard to talk to [friends], because you don’t want to be a jerk. After the movie [Twilight] came out, some people said, ‘You changed.’ And I said, ‘I haven’t changed, dude. Your opinion of me has changed because I’m working on this film.’ Trust me, my parents would let me know,” Ashley says.
Then, in 2009, nude photos of her mysteriously appeared on the internet. “There’s no sense dwelling; I hope my mistakes are examples to my fans,” she says. “It’s all about how you learn from them and keep going. I try never to get hung up or stuck on things,” she told Marie Claire.
Career or personal life? Well, for Ashley career seems to be a priority. “I’m always here and there – everyone in my industry is – and that’s why a lot of relationships are fleeting. I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It’s not like you’re going to fly out and see them, because it’s not serious enough for that,” the actress explains.
Greene proves she’s down-to-earth and aware of the fact that in her business there are no guarantees, so she remains a working actress. “Twilight has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost. I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs,” she told the magazine.
In her interview, Ashley also reveals that she can eat what she wants. “My metabolism is pretty high, so I feel I can eat what I want. But that’s because I don’t eat a whole bag of chips. I have the ability to stop,” the actress says.
Read Ashley Greene’s complete interview in the November 2012 issue of Marie Claire.
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