Before marrying McDonald, Reed was a credited actress and screenwriter – appearing in the TwilightSaga as Rosalie Hale, of course – but thanks to a little spousal encouragement, she got the nerve to put her pipes on the line at long last.
Speaking to Young Hollywood (and also performing their song “All I’m Asking” from “The Best Part” EP), they explained the story as follows.
Paul: You know, I would just be playing the guitar around the house and she would just be singing. I guess, eh, who told us that ‘Hey, you guys should try to cut something?’
Nikki: It was you.
Paul: That was me? … Ah. I was like ‘Hey this is great.’
Nikki: Well, I was too afraid to sing for anyone anywhere. I was just like, well you know that’s like a difficult transition. You know, the whole crossover thing. And I loved singing but I didn’t think I was necessarily good enough to sing for people, and Paul you know he was really encouraging and through this, I feel like maybe if I can stand on a stage for a couple hundred people and say hey, I know I’m not the best at this, but I love what I do and I love writing and they’re getting into it too, ya know?
Watch the full video and performance here!
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Actress Nikki Reed battles vampires and rabid fans with the release of twilight.
About an hour before I meet Nikki Reed at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont, I get a text message: “Hey, it’s Nikki. Do you want to meet somewhere else?” After she picks a mom and pop coffeehouse on Melrose, blocks away from the trendy stores of Sunset Boulevard, she explains, “I know I should go through my publicist… but the Chateau is just so formal.” For an actress who just turned 20 and is about to appear in one of the most hyped movies of the year, Twilight, Reed is decidedly un-Hollywood. Wearing a flannel shirt and faded jeans, she is the antithesis of the Emmy party scene that has gone on all weekend. Did she go to any of the soirees? “No. I’m not on a show, so it feels wrong,” she says, though she did go to another event a few days earlier. “I went with Kristen [Stewart, her Twilight co-star], who happens to be, like, my best friend now. But once you’re in there, what do you do? You go, and it feels like, ‘Alright, let’s eat some hors d’oeuvres and chat.’ But why didn’t we just stay home and chat?”
“Breaking Dawn” vampire Nikki Reed is one of the few people who have checked out the script for the upcoming “Twilight Saga” installment. And as the starlet tells it, the big wigs behind the flick are trying hard to keep it that way.
When MTV News chatted with Reed on the Scream Awards red carpet Saturday, she said the script is guarded so carefully that even well-known industry professionals have to jump through hoops to get a peek. Continue Reading
Get ready for the next installment of the Twilight saga! The star said the cast will be back together and working on Breaking Dawn in less than two weeks and spills on how she’s getting ready to reprise her role as Rosalie!
We got to catch up with Nikki Reed at the launch of the Swatch new gents collection at the Gansevoort Park Avenue on Oct. 6 in NYC, where she told us the whole cast will be back together in New Orleans to begin work on the Breaking Dawn set in no time!
While Twilight and Eclipse were shot in Vancouver, the star said the cast is first headed down south for the fourth movie. “I’m headed out there [to New Orleans] in just over a week,” she said.
While on location, the star will also be taking on another role — as a student! “I’ve signed up for five courses, but two were unavailable,” she said, saying that she plans to take language, English, and psychology classes in her free time.
So, what can we expect from Rosalie? Nikki said she wants fans to see the sympathetic side of her vampire character and hopes to humanize her. “I cross my fingers I can do it accurately.” In order to get back in to character, she said she re-read the book, Breaking Dawn and she has acting classes scheduled for next week and plans to prep up until she goes off to New Orleans! “I went through it last month once I got the scripts just to make sure nothing was missing.”