Ashley was the first and easiest actor/actress to accept considering that she reminds me exactly of Alice...
During the days when my friends and I were still criticizing the Casting Picks for the actors, Ashley was the only person we all agreed on...then we grew up, and being in love with Spunk in the beginning, my friends grew to love him, too.
I'm sure Ashley will do a terrific job, even if she didn't want to cut her hair and wear a wig, instead. (But why oh why does it seem dark brown in the pics?)
Vampirechick101/Alellie: PICAOS/ Zookeepers to Mr. Panda