November 14th, 2011
10:36 AM ET
Alice Cullen, “The Twilight Saga’s” clairvoyant vampire, may be frozen in time as a teenager, but that doesn’t mean she can’t evolve her look.
Ashley Greene, the actress who brings the immortal Alice to life on the big screen, said her character has sported a different ‘do in each of the installments.
And “Breaking Dawn - Part 1” is no exception.
Greene and director Bill Condon - the fourth director to make a mark on the franchise - settled on a shorter, more modern wig for the actress. (A few sculpted waves do help bring Alice’s flapper dress to life during the film’s buzzed-about wedding scene.)
“When Bill Condon came in, I said, ‘You know, this is the idea I’ve always had for Alice,’ ” Greene told CNN. “And he was kind of on the same page, and so we moved forward and worked with really incredible hairstylists to kind of create the look that he and I had always envisioned for Alice.”
The challenge, Greene added, is that “The Twilight Saga” “was a book series before, and there are so many different ways that you can interpret [Alice’s] look.”
And it wasn’t just Greene who experienced hair woes on set.
“Hair was one of the more difficult things about all of us. … All of the characters, we were always trying to get it right and make sure that everyone was happy and there were just so many different opinions and so much going on,” she said. “I wasn’t alone, we were definitely envious of anyone who didn’t have to put on a wig because it was definitely a process. I think me and [Nikki Reed’s] characters had the most wig drama.”
That said, Alice’s wig, contacts and white makeup (she’s a vampire, remember?) were helpful when it came to getting into character, Greene said.
The actress, who is also the new face of DKNY, said she’ll miss her cast mates the most when the franchise comes to an end in 2012. (“Breaking Dawn - Part 2” will hit theaters next November.) But, she admits, “The Twilight Saga” “has opened up a lot of doors and created this springboard, and there are a lot of opportunities out there.”
The actress will soon appear in flicks like “A Warrior’s Heart” - alongside her “Twilight” sibling Kellan Lutz - “Butter,” “LOL,” “The Apparition” and “Olivia Twisted,” a darker version of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.”
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