Here’s what the 27-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On maintaining a healthy lifestyle: “I grew up in Jacksonville, FL on the beach we always had water around us. I actually grew up the first 14 years of my life in Middleburg, FL, and we grew up on dirt roads and my dad built our house. My neighbor had horses. I got to have a little bit of that lifestyle and enjoy nature. We went outside to entertain ourselves and play. I was selling mud pies and playing football with my brother. My brother is a year and a half older, so I was a tomboy as a result of us being so close. It’s transferred over to my adult life. I think being athletic as a child and always being competitive in sports and martial arts definitely transferred over to my adult life. Now for me it really is this kind of lifestyle choice. I feel like I really need to be outside. I need to have nature. We go up to Big Bear all the time because it’s such a different world than it is being in the midst of everything.”
On her guilty pleasures: “I try to eat relatively clean. That being said, part of the benefit of being active is that I kind of can eat whatever I want from time to time. Before photo shoots, I have to cut back on the sodium. I’m not really a sweets person, but I love pickles. They’re always sitting in my fridge. I was talking to my friend, I was like, ‘I don’t have a problem with anything else, but I really just want to eat one of those pickles and I can’t do it.’ I’m probably going to have one tonight. Pinkberry has this new peach flavor. I’m pretty sure I ate the whole tub of it. And Cheese-It’s. I can’t keep them in the house because I love them.”
On her upcoming projects: “I am going to the Venice Film Festival so that’s the most exciting thing on my plate right now with this film called Burying the Ex that I did with Joe Dante, which was exciting to work with him. I play a character named Evelyn and she’s the girlfriend who just won’t go away. Basically love doesn’t die in this sense and she has an unfortunate run-in with a car and comes back to haunt this poor boy that she’s with. It was really fun to play. I always to find something that connects me to a character and grounds it in some sense, so it was interesting to trying to do research on mental disorders and things to figure out how I could possibly relate myself to someone who is coming back as a zombie. Again, something extremely different than anything I’ve done and took a chance with it. Now we’re going to the Venice Film Festival, so that’s very exciting for me.”
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Also pictured: Ashley wearing different outfits on the set of her upcoming film Urge on Tuesday (October 14) in New York City. More Here! »