After the major box-office bite of three “Twilight Saga” films (and counting), it’s hard to imagine any Hollywood casting director is
unfamiliar with Ashley Greene. But when the 24-year-old actress auditioned for the part of Michelle Burkham in her upcoming ’80s-set flick “Skateland,” she was simply that girl from that vampire movie. “It was right before ‘New Moon.’ No one really knew who I was,” she recalled of the audition process. “We had done ‘Twilight,’ and I think maybe it had just come out. … Actually, I feel like it came out while ['Skateland'] was filming. And, of course, I got the news of how big it was. No one really knew who I was at that point, so I was just a girl who was in this movie that was buzzed about. I really had to work for it.” After a long gestation period, audiences will finally get to see Greene in her first non-”Twilight” role — one she said is very different from her vampire alter ego.
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