'New Moon' Italy Shoot Had 'Amazing Energy,' Ashley Greene Recalls

'The whole movie is going to be gorgeous,' actress promises at the Teen Choice Awards.

UNIVERSAL CITY, California — After months of watching everyone else take home the accolades, "Twilight" saga star [movieperson id="1014864"]Ashley Greene[/movieperson] had an extra bounce in her step Sunday night, when she attended the Teen Choice Awards. For the first time, she had been nominated for something by herself — Choice Fresh Face Female — an award she would take home before the evening was over.

When we caught up with the 22-year-old beauty on the red carpet, she was eager to talk about getting some recognition — and the work in [movie id="390378"]"New Moon"[/movie] that seems certain to raise her profile even higher.

"[The only thing I've been nominated for until now] is just ensemble," Greene said. "Oh my gosh, it's so cool. I got the phone call, and I was like, 'Are you serious?' It's exciting."

Twilighters have been similarly excited ever since Ashley and crew invaded San Diego's Comic-Con a few weeks back to preview November's "New Moon." During their panel in Hall H, the "Twilight" saga stars unveiled two new scenes — one of which had Greene's Alice dropping Kristen Stewart's Bella on a cobblestoned Italy street for a climactic confrontation with Robert Pattinson's Edward.

"We were in Italy for those four or five days, and it was nutty," Greene remembered of the shoot, which director Chris Weitz has said had a Twilighter in virtually every spot that wasn't on camera, watching them film. "The amount of people that were in this tiny little town, it took 45 minutes to go, like, 5 feet."

The scene, which features a black-clad Bella running through a procession of red-robed people to stop Edward from stepping into the sunlight, effectively uses slow-motion and music to build drama for a pivotal moment in the epic saga. And much like the fans, Greene said she couldn't believe how beautifully the sequence came together.

"Javier and Chris are just amazing, amazing men. Javier [Aguirresarobe] is the [director of photography], and Chris is the director," she explained. "And the whole movie is going to be gorgeous.

"But it was a great experience, amazing energy," she remembered of the shoot, as well as the multiple takes it took to pull it off. "And Kristen that day — the poor girl just ran and ran and ran and ran."

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