It’s apparent from all the AS IF that Ashley Greene’s publicist gives the best happy endings in the industry. It was obvious from the handling of the ‘accidentally’ leaked n*des. It was obvious from the cover of Marie Claire November 2012 on which she was called ‘The World’s Prettiest Vampire’ for a cover story about her relatable non-threatening domesticity and her looks because they had nothing else to pad 500 words about. It’s obvious from every interview in which her fame is compared to Kristen Stewart’s and it’s obvious when Greene addresses her own fame. Even if that means groping for anecdotes and admitting fame has changed her for the worse. She told Marie Claire: ‘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 before that she told Allure: ‘[Fame is] a double-edged sword. It’s amazing to be known, and it’s great that there is this audience that wants to know about me. But I’m like, ‘I’m going to be known for coming out of the gym rather than [for] what film I have coming out.”And it’s obvious in this cover story for British GQ December 2012 in which she’s called a ‘Goddess’ and in which she laments being so pretty and so famous… SO FAMOUS she cannot keep a boyfriend.
- On men dating her for the publicity: ‘When I’m dating a guy and he says, ‘I don’t want press’, and then says, ‘Let’s go to Katana for dinner’… I’m like, ‘Really? You don’t want to just walk down the street to some dive? You don’t want to get photographed but you want to go to a place where you know there’s paparazzi?’’
- On dating when you’re famous: ‘Dating is a hard, hard thing when you have this job. Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend. It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the internet.’
- On being linked to gay friends and her own family members: ‘It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the internet. Like if I go to a friend’s house, they’ll be, ‘She’s dating him!’ It’s like, ‘Oh, am I dating my brother now? Is that what’s happening?’ Or when they write that I was with a ‘mystery man’, and I’m like, ‘He’s gay, by the way, so it is a mystery!’’
- On drinking and tweeting: ‘The worse thing you can do.’