Ashley Greene can't quite escape her famously befanged character, Alice, even years after the "Twilight" franchise has called it quits. With the resurrection of the films by way of the "The Storytellers" contest that will bring a handful of new "Twilight" universe short films to the world, Alice has once again been put center stage. Three of the six short films focus on Greene's character, though she won't reprise the role.
In an interview with MTV News ahead of the release of her new film "Burying the Ex," Greene said that her role in the shorts would be that of happy audience member.
"I’ll likely be watching them, because I think, mehh, it’s someone else’s turn," she said. "I did it 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."
As for why fans care about Alice enough to want to bring her back in the shorts, Greene said it's that classic best friend appeal.
"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," Greene said.
Not only that, but there's still a lot of mystery to the character, despite her having been in the Cullen squad for four movies. Where did her powers come from, for example?
"I think there’s a lot to explore with Alice," Greene said. "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."
"Burying the Ex" hits theaters June 19.