Ashley is featured in the September issue of UK Company magazine for Young Hollywood. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > 2011 > September – Company UK
I found the “Crossing Jordan” episode with Ashley back on 2006. It was her first credited job, she doesn’t appeared a lot because she plays a victim and as you can see, she is dead but near the end you can see her better. I’ve added some screencaptures from the episode and also I thought to share it with you. Enjoy!
credit if you use them. Thanks!
TV Series > Crossing Jordan > Screencapture
A very good review from bigshinyrobot.com about the movie, the actors and I completely agree for what he says about Ashley!!
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When I walked into the Sundance Film Festival industry screening of Skateland two years ago I wasn’t expecting to walk out having seen my favorite tribute to John Hughes and utterly in love with Ashley Greene (or at least her character, Michelle Burkham). Truthfully, I expected just the opposite. Most films that try to play tribute to the ’80s end up lampooning the decade of excess rather than celebrating its eccentricities and as far as I was concerned Greene was just another pretty face capitalizing on the success of Twilight.
Skateland tells the story Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez) and his group of friends that live in a small town in Texas in the early ’80s. Ritchie has worked as the skating rink manager at Skateland for the last four years but with interest in roller skating fading the rink’s owner has decided to close up and sell the building. Ritchie is forced to consider a life beyond the rink, the weekend parties at Kenny Crawford’s (Taylor Handley) lakeside home and the post-high school apathy that has taken over his life.
Greene plays Michelle, the beautiful younger sister of local motocross legend Brent Burkham (Heath Freeman), who works at Musicland, decorates her bedroom with posters of The Cure and Depeche Mode, makes mixtapes from her extensive vinyl collection and wears excessive blue eye shadow. She’s also one of the few people pushing the reluctant Ritchie towards a college education. She’s independent, intelligent and, for lack of a better word, dreamy.
Having grown up on films and soundtracks of Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and Some Kind of Wonderful I tend to by very critical of films that attempt to tap into the nostalgic atmosphere of the ’80s. Skateland does it exactly right as it features the expected archetypes but never submits to cliché. It’s the polar opposite of Topher Grace’s unbearable Take Me Home Tonight and easily outshines Sundance alum The Informers, the lifeless cinematic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ short stories.
Sadly bonus features are limited to 30 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes that are interesting but were wisely left unused. An audio commentary from writer/director Anthony Burns and writer/producers Brandon and Heath Freeman would have been ideal.
Sadly Skateland was never given the theatrical release or publicity push that it deserved. Hopefully the Blu-ray and DVD release helps the film to find an audience. If you have any love for the ’80s, John Hughes or want to change the way you look at Ashley Greene as an actress I insist that you watch Skateland.
Taylor is a sweetheart. Enjoy!
hollywoodteenzine.com is giving some Skateland DVD’s away. You should be from Canada or USA. Read more on their site!
A charming coming of age story, Skateland explores the hardships and lessons that adolescents learn as they mature. Here, we take a look back at some other memorable movies about the trials and tribulations of growing up Skateland stars Ashley Greene and Shiloh Fernandez. We are giving away a few extra copies of this fun DVD. Keep reading to find out how YOU can enter your name in the drawing.
Alice in Skateland
This November, Ashley Greene will appear in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. In the first installment of a two-part finale, the brunette beauty will appear for the fourth time as Alice Cullen. She spoke with Scene about her personal and professional journey since the first film hit.
“With the first film, it was incredibly nerve-wracking because the fans had a pre-conceived idea of Alice from the book series. I knew I had a lot to live up to,” says Ashley. “Getting into character for Breaking Dawn feels like slipping on a pair of my favorite jeans. I know Alice inside and out and I understand her motives and her back-story.”
“I’ve definitely grown more secure in my skin, both personally and as my character,” says Ashley of the four years since the first film. “Twilight was my first big film and none of us were prepared for its success and what came along with it. Now, with three of the Twilight films and press tours under my belt, I know what to expect and feel much more comfortable with the process. This time around, I’m much more comfortable. I know I have the unwavering support of our amazing fans, and I’m incredibly humbled by them, the cast and getting to work under Bill Condon’s leadership. We joke that coming back for Breaking Dawn is like going back to our senior year of high school after a summer break!”
Before the release of the 2008 blockbuster, Ashley Greene arrived in Shreveport for the first time to begin filming Skateland. “She had done Twilight so she’s done a big movie and she was just kind of getting out there,” said Skateland director Anthony Burns. “She’s from a small town in Florida, so on a social level she just gets along with everybody. She was not pretentious, not arrogant, nothing like that. She came off as genuine and she’s very professional, very focused. And she had some very emotional scenes. She was so easy to work with. I mean, she’s just a good person, a small town girl.”
Released in May, the nostalgic ode to the 1980s was Greene’s first canvas to showcase her dramatic range. “When she came into the chemistry read it was pretty obvious that she had to be the girl,” says co-star Shiloh Fernandez. “When we were doing the movie, she’s very subtle. And I was like, ‘Wow, I wonder if this is gonna read’ and, yet I was also trying to kind of learn from her.