Like many of you, I've always had a bit of an obsession with pop culture and celebrities. Growing up in the New York area, I was always going to concerts and signings in an attempt to get up close and personal with some of my favorites.
About two years ago, I turned the fascination into a full-time hobby … and have since met more celebrities than I can even remember — Robert Pattinson, Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan and George Clooney among them. Now, the fine folks at NextMovie have tasked me, Professional Fan Girl, with recounting my run-ins with movie stars and sharing my adventures at premieres, awards shows, etc. with you.
I didn't waste any time getting my meet-and-greet on. Today's special: "Twilight" starlet Ashley Greene as she filmed a guest appearance on ABC Television's "Pan Am" in Manhattan today.
So how does a girl celebrate her latest film bringing in an estimated $500 million worldwide? By flying the friendly skies, obvi! In case you hadn't already heard, the erstwhile Alice Cullen scored a three-episode arc on the 1960s-set stewardess-driven drama. She'll be playing Amanda, a former love interest of Michael Mosley's character.
Today, Ashley was on set at the International House on Riverside Drive. Even though they were filming interior shots all day, I managed to catch her in her full 1960s costume. I am pretty sure Ashley could wear a garbage bag and still look better than most people, but the ‘60s style really suited her. (Of course, she paired her pencil skirt with cozy boots, but who can fault her for trying to be comfortable?)
Ashley stopped for pictures and a quick chat at the beginning of her lunch break, but when I asked her how filming was going and what her character was up to, her lips were sealed.
"I can't tell you, I'll get fired," she insisted.
Thankfully, we caught up with Mosley, who confirmed that they were filming a scene set in New York City -- but wouldn't divulge anything else.
Ashley's first guest appearance on "Pan Am" airs this Sunday, Dec. 4 on ABC at 10 p.m. in an episode titled "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."
You can continue to keep up with me and all my star-studded adventures here and on my blog, Professional Fan Girl. And don't forget to follow me on Twitter at @AliceInNYC.