Ashley Greene covers Nylon Magazine August 2012 in which she talks about her former career as a model, her Twilight fame, what she’ll do when the fame wanes, and how it’s hard to date when paparazzi are around.
On launching her acting career: “I realized if I really wanted to start booking jobs, there was no half-a**ing it. I had to devote everything to it and so I did. Directors liked me but didn’t think I could be the lead in a movie because they had no idea who I was. So they’d put me in smaller roles. And then Twilight happened. I was working at the Belmont Cafe in LA, got the call, and two weeks later was rehearsing. Right when I was cast, my IMDb STARmeter went through the roof- all of ours did, and we hadn’t even done anything yet! Now I have to remind myself that not everything is going to be like that.”
On reaching the end of her Twilight days: “I’m excited to move on to the next thing and take advantage of all the opportunities we’ve been given. But at the same time, it’s kind of weird [when] we’ve been doing this for four years.”
On dating when there are paparazzi around: “Imagine… going out with a girl one night, then the next day she’s like, ‘We’re hooking up! This is serious!’ It’s this overload of someone saying, ‘This is what this is, even though we’ve only been on one date and I don’t even know your middle name.’ Everything has a title immediately”
On her modelling days: “I knew I was never going to be a supermodel. I mean, I’m 5’5″; it’s not going to happen unless you’re Kate Moss, which I’m not. And until you hit a certain level in the modeling world, it’s really rough: You’re never tall enough, you’re never thin enough, there’s always another girl. It just wasn’t for me anymore.” - via Nylon Magazine.