“Twilight” star Ashley Greene was busy meeting thousands of screaming fans late Friday night at the midnight release party of the “Twilight” DVD, and the actress is looking forward to keeping the vampire mania going when she heads back to work on the sequel, “New Moon,” with her co-stars she says have “become a family” to her.
Access Hollywood rode along with Ashley on her way to meet the die-hard fans at the midnight festivities and the actress said their passion and commitment to the series is not lost on her.
“It’s kind of every actor’s dream,” she said as she approached an LA-area Hot Topic store, where legions of Twi-Hards had turned out for the release party. “I’m on top of the world.”
Filming has already begun on the next installment of the vampire franchise, and Ashley said she can’t wait to get back to work with co-stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.
“I don’t think really any of us have done sequels before and it’s so cool to bond with someone and become a family,” she said. “I’m just…I can’t even explain how excited I am about ‘New Moon’ coming out.”
Ashley said most of the fans would have one thing on their mind at the midnight party – the guy who made the undead sexy again – Robert Pattinson.
“Rob, Rob,” she said with a laugh when asked what is the first thing Twi-Hards ask about. “Everyone’s like, ‘What is Rob like?’ And, ‘Rob’s fantastic!’ The hair thing is still a big topic of conversation.”
Ashley told Access she’s looking forward to expanding the “Twilight” family with new co-star Dakota Fanning, who will play the vampire Jane in “New Moon.”
“I’m really excited. I kind of look up to her as far as what she’s achieved in her career… she’s phenomenal,” she explained. “I’m really lucky to be one of the cast that gets to go to Italy [with Dakota] to get to actually work with her, so it’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be fun.”