Nikki Reed on Twilight cast: “We’re not all best friends, we’re not all hanging out”


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Of all the Twilight girls, I like Nikki Reed the best. She just married that Chris Kattan-looking American Idol contestant, and she seems pretty happy with him. Plus she does red carpets and she gets papped occasionally, but she doesn’t seem to be up her own ass or full of herself like Ashley Greene. Nikki is happy to be a secondary player, and she’s happy to share the spotlight. Ashley Greene once implied in an obnoxious Allure interview that the cast of Twilight was close. She said “All of us essentially were unknown. So everyone kind of went through this crazy whirlwind [together]. It was really nice to be able to confide in people who were going through the exact same thing.” Only if that was true it didn’t really last, according to Nikki Reed. In a new interview with Seventeen, Reed says that while the cast was initially close they were eventually driven apart by “fame.” I wonder if she has anyone specific in mind.

On the Twilight cast, behind the scenes: “In the beginning, it was innocent and fun, and we were like one big happy family – it was like being sleepaway camp. And then success comes along and changes the dynamic. We’re not all best friends, and we’re not all going to hang out together after the final movie is done.”

On people’s misconceptions of her:
“I got typecast as a party girl when Thirteen first came out. The funny thing was, I was a virgin, I didn’t do drugs and I barely drank.”

[From Seventeen]

Nikki Reed is 23. Thirteen came out in 2003, which means she was 15 when it came out. So the fact that she was not on drugs like her character, was a virgin and “barely drank” at 15 shouldn’t be remarkable at all.

As for her comments on the cast, Kaiser thinks Nikki could be referring to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. There were rumors that Nikki dated Kristen’s now-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, briefly before Kristen hooked up with him. Nikki has denied that. There were also stories about how Nikki was friends with Kristen’s last boyfriend, Michael Angarano, whom Kristen seems to have ditched for Robert. Plus Nikki used to call Kristen her “best friend” in 2009, but then said in 2010 that “Kristen does her own thing” when it comes to hanging out with the rest of the cast.

Here’s Nikki in sea green Marchesa at the Breaking premiere. I love shades of green, but I really dislike the color of this dress, which looks too pastel to me. The foil-like sequin piping looks cheap too. At least the cut of the dress is pretty and elegant and I love her shoes! I also like that Nikki didn’t pose on the red carpet with her new husband, Paul McDonald.

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  1. Zigggy says:

    Is her name Kirsten or Kristen? I thought Rob’s last name was PattERson forever so who knows ;)

  2. gillie says:

    The sea-green color is pretty on her. It would make a lot of people look sallow, but she wears it well.

  3. The Original Mia says:

    Like the color. Hate the dress. She seems harmless. Hope she and her hubby are very happy together.

  4. LeManda says:

    I had to IMDB her. I had no idea what role she played in the movie. She looks unrecognisable with the blonde hair. Lucky her. She probably doesn’t get very much attention on the streets in comparison to KStew. That’s probably why she’s not as changed by this whole Twilight ordeal as the others are.

  5. someone says:

    SHE WAS IN 13?!!? wow, i’m shocked. also, what is with this celebrity incest? everyone has dated everyone, it is kind of gross IMO…

  6. Hattie says:

    She cowrote Thirteen so, yeah, I think that she was not going through something rebellious is somewhat remarkable (and probably why the comment was made). Because she kills the surly, angry, sexually precocious frenemy in that movie. Just saying…

  7. Celebitchy says:

    @Ziggy – it’s Kristen! I have the flu today so I am pretty much out of it.

  8. emma says:

    This interview reads like someone reinventing history. I’m pretty sure she’s said in the past that 13 was somewhat autobiographical.

  9. Brooke says:

    I’ve always thought it strange that this girl, who is undeniably the prettiest of the lot, is the one who gets the worst wardrobe choices and least amount of press. I am wholly unfamiliar with this franchise, but even if she is a lesser character it would seem they would do more to help her shine.

  10. Ghia says:

    The reason why she is bitter is because she was the one kicked out from the Twilight circle of friends. She was a famewhore who calls the papz and spreads rumors to gossip mags during the first 2 films so she was ousted from that group.

    Well at least I think she’s being honest that her cast mates are not friends with her anymore. On the other hand, Ashley is right only on the note that she is still friends with Rob and Kristen. Don’t idolize this Nikki chick, she’s a two face famewhore even up to now. Her marriage is her publicity stunt to keep her name afloat since there is nothing going on in her career right now. She will milk this relationship with the American Idol guy to the press to keep people talking about her until no one notices her anymore. And I have to agree, that dress looks cheap on her with that color and lining.

  11. Ghia says:

    To Emma, yeah I read that in her interview before too and she seems proud of it at that time. See? She’s a lying bitch who is willing to give inconsistent statements to recreate her image. I will not be surprised if she will make a Twilight book in the future making her appear to be the poor outcasted victim. Once a famewhore will always be famewhore. Anything for money in this industry right?

  12. lush33 says:

    @Ghia- wow that’s a lot of animosity towards someone with “nothing going on in her career”.

  13. kiki says:

    There’s a blind item from yesterday saying one of the twilight gals is pregnant & she’s the popular guess since she got quickie married. I do believe that dress could hide a bump….

  14. laurielou2 says:

    @Emma: I read the same thing, about the movie being at least loosely based on her life. Guess that didn’t work out for her in the end….

  15. Yvonne says:

    Such a bitter hag, only her relationship with her costars deteriorated after Twilight. I loved how she blamed “success” as the culprit and not her two-faced scheming and lying to the tabloids. Jealousy can be an ugly thing. Nikki Reed is living proof of that fact. Just focus on your marriage Nikki or career (if you still have one) and not sour graping at every chance you got.

  16. normades says:

    She should have never played Rosalie. They are all miscast, but she is the worst in that blond wig.

  17. Danziger says:

    Holy hell, Ghia and Yvonne. Twihards much?

  18. Holls says:

    Co-sign what Danziger said.

    I definitely think Nikki is the most beautiful of the cast.

  19. Happy21 says:

    LOL, Danziger. My thoughts exactly!

  20. maggieXXX says:

    Yvonne: oh a Krisbian! Nikki and Kristen were the real couple, they were making out both in the Vanity Fair photo shoot and in LA circa 2008. Then Summit decided it won’t look good to have their Bella being a lesbian and hooking up with the female cast so they cut of Kristen’s girlfriend and the “boyfriend” Michael to pair her up with Edward, I mean Pattinson. Since then they are selling the showmance to blurry the lines between the actors and their roles to keep them in the closet and drain more money from the delusional frustrated housewives.

  21. E says:

    Nikki is beautiful, but I do remember her claiming at one point that 13 was based on her life more or less. So yeah, she does have a history of lying like the Twihard posters above me said. Plus Lainey on Lainey gossip and Ted (ugh) both have pretty much insinuated that Nikki has fed them gossip over the years. I remember she called Pattinson effeminate once too, while true lol, was kind of bitchy.

  22. TG says:

    I think she has a very natural sex appeal and is alluring in an intersting way and wonder why she isn’t a bigger star. I saw her in the movie with Alec Balwin called “Mini’s First Time” and it is totally sick but she and Alec were great in it. She married way beneath her, at least in the looks department.

    @maggieXXX – I am always delighted to read the inside story on things. Didn’t Lautner have to curb who he associates with too?

  23. dina says:

    Here’s what happened with Nikki I think in part. She’s a saavy girl, she’s no wallflower. She came onto the set of Twilight with the most street cred with “13,” she’s the most pretty and outgoing. She and Rob at some point hooked up, she became Kristen’s Bff. That status afforded her Number 2 status in the franchise for girls.

    Something happened, not gonna speculate. The next thing you see is R/K spending time together, K’s bf is out of the picture, and Nikki starts making passive aggressive comments about both of them.

    Whatever happened with her not being close to either R or K anymore, it cost her her status. Because THAT’s when Ashley was moved up to number 2 girl and started getting more opportunities.

    Ashley’s benefitted from that break between N and R/K, no one paid attention to her until after N seemed to get pushed to the back of the bus. lol

  24. Dudette says:

    @Ghia and Yvonne – Why such venom for a ‘nobody’ like Nikki Reed? Gosh, you Twihards are really something else.

  25. Reece says:

    See. See what happens CB when you invite it in…especially NR cuz she’s public enemy #1 among the twihards. *sigh*

    That dress is much better in motion than in pictures.

  26. dina says:

    oh, and that dress is something Mrs. Roper would wear on Three’s Company. But despite that she’s still a very beautiful young girl with great hair and skin tone. The whole cast is just extremely attractive all around.

    as for who is public enemy number 1? Oh please, women often show their most petty sides in fan situations, and Nikki, Kristen AND Ashley all bear the brunt of fan hatred. The boys get off scot free, but each girl is subjected to a disgusting amount of hatred by petty grown women. It’s shameful.

  27. hairball says:

    I hope it’s possible for some people one day to break their psychotic obsession and rage if R and K are dating. It is seriously dredging the depths of pathetic at this point.

  28. Lairen says:

    Wow, she looks COMPLETELY different than her Twilight character. I also had to IMDB her to find out who she played.

  29. T.C. says:

    @Ghia: Nikki Reed is one of the few cast members that I don’t see weekly pap pictures of. In fact she is probably papped twice of the year at most. How is she a famewhore when she avoids the spot light? Seriously you Robstenphiles have this whole fan-fiction about NR sleeping with RPatz before Kstew dumped her boyfriend for him. I don’t know if that is true but why does that make you hate her? Who cares if he and NR hooked up, does that ruin the image of ‘Edward’ being a virgin in your minds? You guys seriously think Kstew and Rpatz were virgins before getting together? LMAO. Twihards!

  30. Isa says:

    I thought she cowrote the script for 13 and it was a loose autobiography. She was supposed to be Evan Rachel Wood’s character in real life.

  31. jermsmom says:

    reading this shit is hilarious!!!!!!

  32. PleaseICU says:

    Yeah, i could swear 13 was semi-autobiographical and that Nikki Reed like moved out of her home and lived on her own for awhile at like 14 and was a wild child. IIRC she got the Twilight gig because she and Hardwicke co-wrote 13 together and Hardwicke directed 13 and Twilight and she used to date Nikki’s dad. Guess her wildchild past doesn’t fit with her new image of the happily married wife/actress who just wants to lead a quiet life? IDK why she’d feel the need to do a re-write now.

    That said, I don’t know if I entirely buy that Nikki was some sell out famewhore that was calling Ted Casablanca (Ted’s so obsessed with that franchise and cast he wishes someone remotely associated with Twilight would give him the time of day) and dishing on her co-stars. She’s had famous friends for years (far more famous than either Rob or Kristen were when Twilight started) and never called the paps or tabloids on them so I don’t know why Rob and Kristen or anyone else in the cast were special snowflakes that would make her start acting against how she’d operated for years.

    And don’t take away all of Ashley’s hard work. Ashley Greene started getting the number 2 spot in terms of attention because she wanted it and worked very, very hard for it by becoming a try hard (still is) that hired a very expensive, hard-working publicist who worked overtime to get her any and all attention from the mags and blogs and paps. She also started with her showmances/hook-ups and showing up to the opening of an envelope and calling the paps on herself every day. Ashley made herself happen. Well, Ashley’s publicist made her happen. lol

  33. Ranga says:

    I think she’s just ok looking, but if she co-wrote a successful script at 15 then that’s something to be really proud of!

  34. dina says:

    pleaseicu-I’m not downgrading Ashley’s efforts at all, but more the opportunities afforded her. She was nonexistant for almost all Twilight promotion. Nikki was up front and center the whole time, she accompanied Kristen a lot, spoke for her because she’s better at that stuff. Ashley was not afforded more opportunities to be a high profile franchise cast member until Nikki’s whatever happened with Robert and Kristen. I dno’t speculate on what happened cause I have no clue, all I know is Nikki was the number 2 go-to girl for the franchise after Kristen for all of Twilight promotion. Then she wasn’t, and Ashley was pushed more up front and has since become the franchise pin-up girl, a spot that Nikki could have easily taken up if things had stayed as originally planned.

    I don’t think there’s any villains or damsels or heros in this cast, just a lot of young actors who may have been close at one time, and then not at other times. And apparently, being close to the holy trinity matters in terms of influence and exposure in the end, that’s all. Ashley’s been very clever in how she’s positioned herself.

  35. kikay says:

    If you guys want to see her in action ,go watch Eonline interview of BD1 Premier in La,you will see how that guy Jason asked her something about how busy she is co writing and co singing with her husband these days,and Nikkie asked him how he knows that,Jason goes you twitter it,i was kind of embarrased for her for pretending as if she doesn’t know that shes been promoting herself on twitter.

  36. cris says:

    I feel a very low energy this girl, she is not pretty, but that’s what I see! She is a cow, a famewhore! Let’s leave that aside it’s negligible!!