ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Alice Cullen was everyone's Twilight BFF, but fans better get used to imagining her in a new light because Ashley Greene is totally done with playing the mysterious clairvoyant with sass.

After the Twilight shorts were announced earlier this year, there was much anticipation that Greene would reprise her role, but the 28-year-old actress has told fans in no uncertain terms that this won't be happening.

The winds of change are in the air for Alice Cullen
The winds of change are in the air for Alice Cullen

When Ashley Greene was interviewed by MTV about how she felt about the upcoming mini movies, she told them that:

"I’ll likely be watching them, because I think, mehh, it’s someone else’s turn. I did it [played Alice] for a very long time and you know when things end so well, you don’t want to go back and mess them up? I feel like that’s the position I’m in right now. I’m very happy with the character of Alice and people’s response to her so I think I’m going to let her be."

While it's great to see that Greene appreciates Alice for the vibrant character that she is, it's sad to know that us fans won't be treated to moments from her like this in the three Alice-centric films:

Although Greene won't feature in the short films, she totally understands why Alice was a muse for so many budding female directors, she explained:

"She has a lot of spunk and sass and is this kind of mix of new and vintage and almost has a little bit of that Audrey Hepburn feel – and people are always fascinated with Audrey Hepburn, I know I am."
There is no denying Alice Cullen's elegant appeal
There is no denying Alice Cullen's elegant appeal

Greene is also clearly an expert on the Twilight mythology and she seems pretty savvy when it comes to the backstories of the characters in the novels. She explained how the fact that Alice's backstory is so mysterious naturally makes her a source of fascination by telling MTV that:

"I think there’s a lot to explore with Alice. We never really got to explore her backstory and the relationship between Jasper and her and how she became this kind of clairvoyant and who she is. I get it. I was very, very drawn to Alice as well. I read the books and I became just as obsessed with them because I want to know more about this character."

Now we are certain Greene will not be channeling Alice once more, the big question is who should play the iconic psychic in the upcoming shorts?

In a previous fan casting, I chose Kaya Scodelario as my top pick for the role, but I would love to see who you guys would choose in the comments below.

My top pick for the new incarnation of Alice Cullen
My top pick for the new incarnation of Alice Cullen

(Source: MTV)


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