How Old Was Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen in Twilight?

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Best known for playing Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels, Ashley Greene’s casting was met with controversy among fans as she is 7 inches (18 cm) taller than her character as described in the novel.

In an interview with MTV in March 2008, Ashley addressed the criticism. “Uh, that’s the biggest complaint about me actually; I’m 5-foot-5. I’m much, much taller than Alice is described, but who is 4-foot-10 anyways?”

Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene play adopted siblings in The Twilight SagaKellan Lutz and Ashley Greene play adopted siblings in The Twilight Saga

American novelist Stephenie Meyer reportedly had petite actress Rachael Leigh Cook in mind for the role. Best known from The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), She’s All That (1999), and Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and the television series Into the West and Perception, Rachael is 5′ 2″ (1.57 m).

Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone in TwilightKellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Jackson Rathbone in Twilight

“Well, when I read the book, I could see that, and she’s the actress that Stephenie put on her site and said, ‘This is what I think she looks like in my head,’ so that’s natural that everyone else would have her in their head as well. But I’m supposed to be playing a 17-year-old girl, and I think Rachael would be playing a woman now, rather than a 17-year-old. She’s gorgeous. But if there are sequels, I’m going to be playing this young character for the next few years,” Ashley Greene added.

How old was Ashley Greene in Twilight?

The filming for Twilight completed on May 2, 2008, when Ashley Greene was 21-years-old. It was theatrically released on November 21, 2008. Little did she know that the film series would end up making her rich.

Stephenie Meyer had Rachael Leigh Cook in mind when writing about Twilight's Alice CullenStephenie Meyer had Rachael Leigh Cook in mind when writing about Twilight’s Alice Cullen

In December 2014, Ashley Greene was spotted shopping at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills, California.

Ashley Greene styled distressed jeans with a patterned sweatshirtAshley Greene styled distressed jeans with a patterned sweatshirt

The then 27-year-old actress sported a laid-back look consisting of distressed “The Looker” jeans by Mother and a Maison Scotch pattern sweatshirt.

Ashley Greene grocery shopping at Bristol Farms in Beverly HillsAshley Greene grocery shopping at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills on December 1, 2014, after being out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday

She accessorized with dark sunglasses and a pair of blue booties that we’ve yet to identify. Would you wear an outfit like this to go shopping?

Ashley Greene styled her jeans with matching blue bootiesAshley Greene styled her jeans with matching blue booties

Available at Nordstrom and Shopbop, Ashley’s skinny “grafitti girl” colored jeans feature fading along the front of pant and back pockets, front pocket whiskering, and distressing throughout.

MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans, $220

MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans

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