And about that last thing: no, she really doesn’t see it happening.
“It’s not like, ’Oh, you’re the quirky best friend-slash-sister,'” she said. “There’s no stereotype with Alice. And she doesn’t really look anything like me, with the pixie cut and the white makeup. So to be put in a box, I’d kind of have to do it myself. And I’m not going to do that.”
Indeed, Ashley’s next project might just give her a totally different sort of status: Scream Queen! “The Apparition” will hit theaters in late August, marking her first foray into purely scary cinematic territory. And according to Ashley, her role as the victim of a malevolent haunting was a much tougher challenge for her than playing the upbeat Alice—especially since she doesn’t believe in ghosts.
“That was one of the more difficult aspects, because I try to make everything as realistic as possible; I want to experience what the character is experiencing,” she explained. “So to make myself believe there was something after me…it was a dark time.”
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