Ashley Greene


  1. Emma Roberts, Scream 4, 2010.     Ashley was seen forJill Roberts, but Emma was a Roberts!   Like co-star Neve Campbell, she confessed to hiding under the covers while watching the previous Ghostface trio.
  2. Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  3. Rose Huntington-Whitely, Transformers: Dark of the Month, 2011.       In the running to replace – not the Mikaela role,but the actress Megan Fox… after her hassle with the franchise director Michael Bay. She compared him to Hitler (and Napoleon) and producer Steven Spielberg told him to fire  her. (No French producer protested about the Napoleonic slur). The Victoria’s Secret model became Carly, Shia LaBeouf’s new squeeze.  Also considered: Camilla Belle Katie Cassidy, Brooklyn Decker, Lucy Hale, Amber Heard, Julianne Hogue, Anna Kendrick, Miranda Kerr, Blake Lively, Heidi Montag, Bar Refaeli, Sarah Wright. 
  4. Emma Stone, The Gangster Squad, 2011.    Miss Twilight was among the many damsels aiming to be Grace Faraday in the40s/50s LAPD v Mafia drama…   Camilla Belle, Lily Collins, Maggie Grace, Aly Michalka, Teresa Palmer, Emily Rossum, Amanda Seyfried.
  5. Mia Wasikowska, Stoker, 2012.       For his first English-language film, SouthKorean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy), was introduced to Hollywood casting. He had to see… Bella Heathcote, Rooney Mara, Cary Mulligan and, of course for a vampire number, Twilighters Greene and Kristen Stewart!!What a choice for Nicole Kidman’s daughter, besotted with and over about the most mysterious Uncle Charlie since Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt some 60 years earlier.
  6. Scarlett Johansson,  Hitchcock, 2012.    Thirty-two years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s back in business! With two films headlined by UK actors (Anthony Hopkins, Toby Jones) in bad impressions and fat suits. This is the first before the cameras  – Hopkins making Psycho. And telling Scarlett’s  Janet Leigh: “You can call me Hitch. Hold the cock.”  As Janet Leigh was just two years older than the dowdier Vera Miles (played by Jessica Biel), most actresses were up for either role…

  7. Jessic Biel,  Hitchcock, 2012.    .. the candidates included  Dianna Agron, Camilla Belle, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Natalie Dormer, Sarah Gadon, Ashley Greene, Kate Mara, Brit Marling, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Sevigny, Mary Elizabeth Winstead., Reese Witherspoon, Evan Rachel Wood… plus  Jessica Biel (chosen for Vera Miles)  and January Jones, who was also up for the role of Tippi Hedren in the Hitch-making-The Birds TV  drama, The Girl, seen first in October 2012.  (Timothy Spall was booked as her Hitchcock, finally portrayed by Toby Jones opposite Sienna Miller).

  8. Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider, 2017.    Lara Croft is the girls’ James Bond.  Many tried to succeed Angelina Jolie  from her 2000 version – she won it from  20 candidates.  Two dozen lost to the Swedish Vikander, on a roll with her 2016 Danish Girl Oscar and Ex Machina robot…The Franchise Brigade was represented by two from the Percy Jackson flicks (Alexandra Daddario, Rosario Dawson), two Terminators (Emilia Clarke, Summer Glau), two Underworlders (Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra) and three Twilighters (Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart who simply refused). Plus 007’s Gemma Arterton, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, Marvel’s Wanda Maximioff (Elizabeth Olsen), Star Wars’Daisy Ridley, Transformers’ Megan Fox, TRON’s Olivia Wilde, X Men’s Jennifer Lawrence,  Other also-rans were: Jessica Biel (as perfect as Dawson), Emily Blunt, Emily Browning, Cara Delevingne (Vikander’s co-star in Tulip Fever, 2017), Nina Dobrev, Anne Hathaway, Sienna Miller (too mild, surely), Saoirse Ronan and Moon’s Kaya Scodelario.



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