Ashley Greene Spices Up The Newsstand With A Maxim Shoot: Cover Story

The ladies have gotten plenty of chances to swoon over magazine covers with their favorite “New Moon” stars on them. (May we remind you about last week’s Harper’s Bazaar frenzy and yesterday’s mania over Taylor Lautner on Men’s Health?) Now, guys (and devoted boyfriends and/or husbands out there who read Hollywood Crush purely to, you know, “stay up-to-date” with their girls) it’s your turn to drool.

Little Miss Alice Cullen (known to those non-“Twilight” fans left in the world as Ashley Greene) transformed into a smoldering cover girl for Maxim magazine’s December issue (on sale Nov. 17). Her photos aren’t too far of a stretch from her character’s typical cutesy persona though and she describes Alice as “sweet, sexy, and a killer!”

Ashley admits that getting the role made her about as giddy as Alice gets when she gives people birthday presents. “When they told me I got it, I tried to play it all cool, you know, for about a minute,” she recalled. “Because suddenly the ’Twilight’ blogs started picking it up, and then fans were there taking photos, and I’m on the news, and I was like, ‘what?’ And then I got really nervous.”

Obviously, those nerves have subsided a little bit — just look at her on Maxim’s from and back (see it below) covers! That’s all confidence! We bet she learned a thing or two about standing tall from the set of “Eclipse” where she got to take her aggression out … on other people. “Yeah, I get to fight in Eclipse,” she told the mag. “My trainer is teaching me MMA right now. So. Cool. But I feel if I was in a real fight, I’d get my ass kicked…We’re just now moving up to more advanced stuff, toward being able to actually kick somebody’s ass. The problem is, I know tae kwon do, so I’m used to just sort of tapping for points when you kick, but MMA is a full knock-them-to-the ground follow-through.”

That training might come in handy when she goes after her dream role. “I want to hit up James Bond,” she said. “That would be awesome.”

What do you think of Ashley’s Maxim cover? Sexy or too daring?