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New Moon’ star talks ‘Twilight’

Expect more action and more emotion, Ashley Greene says

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Twilight star Ashley Greene hosts the Halloween party at Tao in The Venetian on Oct. 31, 2009.

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Ashley Greene says “Twilight” fans can expect more action and emotion in “New Moon.” The latest installment of the “Twilight” series opens in theaters today.

“It kind of keeps you on the edge of your seat a little bit more than the first one,” Greene said while in Las Vegas for Halloween.

Greene’s co-star, Kellan Lutz, joined her at Tao’s costume party on Oct. 31, but did not speak to reporters.

“The first (‘Twilight’ movie) was, I think, very much a love story and this one’s kind of more about heartbreak and healing,” she said. “Edward kind of breaks Bella‘s heart so you definitely see Jacob, Taylor Lautner character, swoop in to rescue her,” Greene explained, “So you get to see their chemistry and dynamic which is really cool.”

“Then you have the Volturi come in so there’s that threat and danger,” she added.

As most “Twilight” fanatics already know, the Volturi are an elite class of vampires who help ensure vampires’ existence remains a secret.

Greene said “New Moon” is “a little more guy-friendly.”

“It’s a lot more action-packed,” she said. “It’s really good.”

The actress, who plays the role of Alice Cullen, said “New Moon” is also different from the first “Twilight” movie because “there are wolves” in the second movie.

“The wolves are kind of funny because they’re a threat and a danger to our family but they’re also protecting this person that we all love so we kind of have to get along with them,” she explained.

Greene said she has long been a fan of vampire movies.

“I actually, ironically, loved ‘Interview with the Vampire’,” she said. “It’s funny because I used to love scary movies and now that I live alone I refuse to watch them.”

The third film in writer Stephenie Meyer’s four-part “Twilight” series, “Eclipse,” is expected to hit theaters on June 30, 2010.

Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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