(Courtesy Marie Claire)
Twilight star Ashley Greene covers the latest issue of Marie Claire—and gives the magazine some insight into her new-ish-found fame and how she juggles her professional and personal lives.
On the celebrity fast-track: "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 came out, some people said, 'You changed.' And I said, 'I haven't changed, dude. Your opinion of me has changed because I'm working on this film.' Trust me, my parents would let me know."
On juggling her professional and personal lives: "I'm always here and there—everyone in my industry is—and that's why a lot of relationships are fleeting. I've gotten very good at detaching whenever I have to go away for three months, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish. You go on a couple of dates, and then someone ships off to do a movie. It's not like you're going to fly out and see them, because it's not serious enough for that."
On the Twilight-treatment: "Twilight has ruined me. When this is all over, flying internationally is going to be very hard for me. It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket, because of the cost. I'm lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that's important because I want to know that I don't have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don't want to and that I'll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs."
Check out the rest of Ashley Greene's interview in the November issue of Marie Claire right here.