After hitting a certain amount of fame, young and promising actresses typically reinvent themselves for their motion-picture projects. In the case of the “Twilight” vampire Ashley Greene, she switches from the high-fashion look of her character Alice Cullen to the full-blown goth mode of her character Violet in the psychological thriller “Random.”
In the movie, which was previously entitled “Kristy” and “Satanic,” she looks striking as a disturbed, heavily pierced gangster who is full of dark and violent motives. Her beastly persona becomes very much apparent in still photos that are already widely circulating in a number of entertainment sites.
A Gang Leader
Greene’s turn as the Violet trades her quite famous vampire melodramatic bearing for a character that is full of mental anguish and sociopathic tendencies. In the story, she targets a college student who remains in her dormitory over the Thanksgiving break.
As the leader of a circle of campus outcasts, Violet is clearly the most dangerous amongst the demented gangsters in campus. In no time, she and her gang terrorize the girl and her classmates who are blissfully unaware of the terror about to unfold. Instead of the quiet long weekend meant for studying and relaxing they thought they would have, the innocent students find themselves victimized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways. They must outwit their unknown attackers in order to survive.
A Drastic Physical Change
According to director Oliver Blackburn, moviegoers are meant to see a whole new side of Greene in “Random.” The actress takes on a much darker persona whose evil nature gets seen outright from her physical transformation. Her extreme makeover completely ditches her signature fashionista style in favor of a thuggish stance that is entirely different from her past movie roles. She sports a tomboy, makeup-less look with her lips as pale as the color of her face.
Fake Piercings and Body Art
According to Greene, she did intense research for playing her edgy role. She knew she would have to wear scars and piercings to accompany her tortured gangster appearance. In the end, her look featured her rocking a hooded goth persona complete with pierced lips and nose. Her character photo released online distinctly showed her wearing lip and nose rings and welder’s gloves and her hooded jacket hides half of her facial details.
Although she ended up using fake piercings and body art, the brunette beauty expressed her willingness to get actual piercings for the project.