Ashley Greene Says ‘Eclipse’ Will Be ‘More Guy-Friendly’

Director David Slade intends to play up the action in third 'Twilight' film, actress says.

“Twilight” star Ashley Greene told us last week that she’s been getting battered and bruised on the set of “Eclipse.” Whose fault is that? Well, other than author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote some scary fight scenes into her novel, all the abuse Greene and her co-stars have been taking is thanks to director David Slade.

Although her work with the “30 Days of Night” and “Hard Candy” filmmaker had just begun, Greene said she’s excited about the vision he has for “Eclipse.”

“He’s been really good,” she told MTV News last week. “I’ve sat down and spoken to him and broken down the script a little bit. I definitely like his take on it. I think it’s going to be good.”

Just as co-star Taylor Lautner told MTV News on Sunday, Greene said Slade’s taking the third “Twilight” film in a darker direction. “I think it’ll be different,” Greene said. “He’s … a little more focused on it being real and maybe it being gorier and a little dark and kind of dramatic.”

Like the novel, which builds up to a climactic battle of vampires and werewolves, Greene said “Eclipse” has a lot more action than the first film and might appeal to more than just screaming teen girls. “The first one was very focused on this love story and really sweet and it was beautiful, but it didn’t have a lot of stuff that guys would go, ‘Yeah, I want to go see that,’ ” she said. “There’s going to be a lot more focus on [action], and the fight scene will have more emphasis on it. I definitely think it will be a little more guy-friendly.”

But that also means this movie is a little harder on its cast. “Going into [a movie], I’ve never had to work so hard with stunt training and personal training and stuff like that,” Greene said.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “Eclipse.”

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