Tuesday, February 21, 2012

'Twilight' Star Ashley Greene: Three Birthday Wishes

In the final year of the franchise that made her famous, 'Twilight' Tuesday shares three wishes for the birthday girl.
By Kara Warner


Ashley Greene
Photo: Lester Cohen/ WireImage

In honor of "Twilight" star Ashley Greene's 25th birthday, this week's "Twilight" Tuesday is three birthday wishes for the actress:

2012 Box-Office Success
"Twilight" fans will make sure the fifth and final film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," will be a success, so we're not worried about that one. Looking ahead to Greene's upcoming slate of non-"Twilight" films, we're excited to see her "saucy" side in teen comedy "LOL," in which she stars alongside Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. We're also intrigued to see how much she'll scare us (or be scared) in "Apparition," which opens in August.

More Leading Roles
Although plenty of attention is paid to "Twilight" superstars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Greene has always stood out for us in the way she plays Alice Cullen with such sweetness and sincerity — not to mention her mental and physical toughness. We'd like to see Greene carry a film on her own, specifically a romantic comedy or romantic drama. We're thinking something along the lines of Rose Byrne's character in "Bridesmaids" or a Rachel McAdams-esque romantic drama.

Stay a Role Model
In a world that seems to celebrate the comings and goings of starlets based on their outrageous antics onscreen and off, Greene has handled her rise in fame with poise and class. We appreciate the fact that she has made exquisite and enviable choices when it comes to her red-carpet fashions, which won her a Style Icon Award at the Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Awards. And with respect to making headlines, Greene managed to keep her relationship with former flame Joe Jonas mostly under wraps and free from any tabloid scandal. She did have one nude-photo scandal early on, but the woman recovered gracefully and appears to have a solid head on her shoulders — and we hope she stays that way.

"I went from dying to get a gig, to dying to get the gig everyone wants," Greene has said of her rise to fame via her role in "Twilight." "So now I'm in this realm with a lot of highly respected actresses, which is an amazing place to be, but also kind of terrifying. ... I'm so laser-focused on my career, because when you're dealt these cards, if you don't kind of run with it, then you're an idiot. You gotta take advantage of what you've been given."

What birthday wishes do you have for Ashley Greene? Let us know in the comments or tweet me @karawarner!

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