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If you’re not a Twilight fan, you might not be familiar with Ashley Greene, who is best known for playing Alice Cullen in the smash franchise. With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 out on Blu-ray and DVD now, we asked the 25-year-old native of Jacksonville, Fla., to fill us in on her life behind the scenes.

On her love of cooking: “I’ve been known to bake cookies at 6 a.m. when I can’t sleep. [My specialty is] my aunt Ida’s famous Chocolate Derby Pie. And anything breakfast-related.”

On where she eats when she’s not cooking: “Gemma at the Bowery Hotel in New York City has a delicious [weekend] brunch.”

On her favorite hometown haunts: “Angie’s Subs in Jacksonville Beach is a must! Try the Peruvian sauce.”

On which literary character she’d love to play, besides Alice Cullen: “I’m doing a female version of Oliver Twist in a movie called Olivia Twisted. I’d also love to play a character in any period novel.”

On her best style tip: “Don’t follow trends — wear what makes you feel beautiful and confident.”

On the best advice she ever got: “ ‘There’s no use in dwelling on the past’ and ‘You are only as pretty on the outside as you are on the inside.’ ”

On her guilty pleasures: “Any reality show on A&E. And grits — yum!”