Twilight star Ashley Greene explains the disagreements among the cast early on during filming. The actress is best known for her role as Alice Cullen across all five Twilight movies. The first installment in the film series based on Stephenie Meyer’s novels of the same name was released in 2008 and followed Kristen Stewart as a high schooler named Bella who moves to a new town and falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson.
Greene’s character, Alice, is another vampire in the Cullen family, with her distinctive quality being the power to see the future based on other people’s decisions. She is also romantically involved with Jasper Hale (Jackson Rathbone), the newest member of the Cullen family who has difficulty maintaining their “vegetarian” diet. The Cullen family also includes Alice’s adoptive parents, Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) and Esme (Elizabeth Reaser). Other members include Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz) and Rosalie Hale (Nikki Reed).
During a recent chat with Insider, Greene spoke to the Twilight cast dynamics on set. The Alice Cullen actress says there were a lot of “different personalities” among the cast members, which led to “disagreements” early on during filming. However, none of them were “catastrophic,” Greene notes. Read her full quote on the Twilight cast dynamics below:
We had disagreements, but then kind of got to the point where we were like, “OK, this is ridiculous.” And like, “We are a family.” There were definitely disagreements, but it wasn’t anything that was catastrophic. We had been through so much together that by Breaking Dawn, all of that was out the window.
It’s understandable there were some minor clashes on the Twilight set early on, considering how many of the stars were in their early 20s at the time, with some of them younger. Though clearly, none of these disagreements were significant enough to affect their working relationships. The Cullen family went on to reprise their roles for four sequels in the following years, including 2009’s New Moon, 2010’s Eclipse, 2011’s Breaking Dawn: Part 1, and 2012’s Breaking Dawn: Part 2. As the cast got more familiar and comfortable with one another, the disputes began to dissipate, as Greene mentions.
Over the years, there have been a ton of rumors regarding what went on behind-the-scenes of the Twilight movies, from feuds between actors to high school-like cliques. So it’s nice that a cast member has finally spoken out about what the cast dynamics were really like on set, beginning to put some of this speculation to rest. For those who are interested in learning more about the inner workings of the franchise from a former cast member, Greene will be launching a new Twilight rewatch podcast called The Twilight Effect with cohost Melanie Howe beginning on March 15.