Ashley Greene talks life after Twilight

Ashley Greene is grateful for the doors Twilight has opened up for her, but now she’s ready to move on.

“Twilight has given me something to skyrocket off of,” the 24-year-old told Lucky magazine. “But now that it’s ending, there’s so much work to be done. And if I don’t do it, then Twilight‘s all I’m ever going to be known for, as great as it is.

“Now I’m in this realm with a lot of highly respected actresses, which is an amazing place to be, but also kind of terrifying. I’m so laser-focused on my career, because when you’re dealt these cards, if you don’t kind of run with it, then you’re an idiot,” she says, adding that her career is top priority. “You gotta take advantage of what you’ve been given.”