November 14th, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Ashley Greene on Alice Cullen's wig woes

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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  2. shakita

    why are you making ashley greene wear all those wigs!!!!!
    let her have her real hair out for a chance

    November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daphne

    Finally, someone admits that being picked from relative obscurity to star in these movies opens doors and creates undreamt of opportunities!!! Kristen Stewart acts like it's all a huge inconvenience to her privacy, etc., I'm glad to see someone actually appearing grateful for this chance.

    November 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tracie

    Who is this turrd?

    November 15, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. Susan

    In the books Bella is just an "everywoman" character that we can all identify with. I actually like that she is not at all extraordinary, and yet the extraordinary characters can see into her ordinariness and see her true extraordinariness – like is in all of us. I think that is the point of her. She's quite nice, just reading her internal dialogue in the books, clumsy, ordinary, etc. I like the character for that and I think it's well done in the book and pretty well translated in the movie.

    November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • theirony

      Exactly, Susan! That's why so many of us girls/women who read the books were so enthralled with the story. The internal dialogue, and the ease of imagining ourselves as Bella.

      November 15, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Me

    Bella is a boring character. I just don't see how a hot wolf and handsome vampire could like her. Forks offers better than Bella.

    November 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @dan druff

    Y so mean ? U always wish death on ppl ? I hope u die off to. [Don't that sound mature ?]

    November 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Druff

      I hope you can handle this but Bella Swan is a fictional (that means pretend) character. She isn't real. You're never going to meet her. As for dying, since it's a vampire tale, I bet she could be brought back to life because again, its all make believe. You're not going pass her in the mall on your way to Hot Topic. And you should say "doesn't that sound mature?"

      November 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan Druff

    Bella Swann is such a milquetoast character that I actually hope she dies off.

    November 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
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