Ashley Greene's fame breakdown
Ashley Greene struggled to cope with the attention she received after shooting to fame in 'Twilight' and admits she still can't get her head around her success
Ashley Greene had a "mini-breakdown" over the scrutiny her wardrobe received.
The 22-year-old actress admits she still feels uneasy that fans of the 'Twilight Saga' - in which she plays Alice Cullen - view her as a role model but refuses to put on an act to please other people.
She said: "There was a moment in time where I was kind of having this mini-breakdown because it was all very new, and it was all being thrown at me really quickly, and I was going, 'Why are people reporting on this? Why do people care what I'm wearing or what I'm eating, and why are people looking down on me because I'm not wearing high heels?' That's the downside to being in the public eye.
"When girls come up and say, 'You're my role model,' it's really flattering, but it's also really scary because I'm not perfect and I'm going to make mistakes. I've just decided that I have to continue to live my life and do what I do. Hopefully, people love me because of who I am, not who I pretend to be."
The actress was working as a waitress when she landed the role and is still amazed at how quickly her life changed because she hasn't yet had time to reflect on her success.
She explained to Interview magazine: "It's a really hard thing to wrap your head around. I was working at a restaurant, I booked the role in 'Twilight', put in my two weeks' notice, got fitted, flew to Portland, filmed, and then it started getting hype. That helped me get my foot into certain doors before the movie even came out.
"I did four independent films during the break between 'Twilight' and 'New Moon'. I haven't even really had time to sit back and process it all. But when you do finally sit back and think about it, it's incredible."