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Earlier this week, we asked iVillagers what they wanted to know about Twilight star Nikki Reed -- and her fans jumped at the chance to ask away. Then, armed with your burning questions, we got down to business.
When iVillage sat down with the 23-year-old actress (who appears in Breaking Dawn -- Part 1, in theaters Nov. 18) it just happened to be the one-month anniversary of her wedding -- and the newlywed was happy to gush about her hubby, American Idol alum Paul McDonald (with whom she recently recorded a sweet duet called "Now That I've Found You"). She was also excited to answer questions from her fans. "Oh, cool!" she said, when we told her the deal. "I love that."
Read on to find out why Reed is afraid of going to the beach, what she thinks of those pesky pregnancy rumors and what junk food she dreams about -- literally.
In what ways are you and your Twilight character, Rosalie, alike and different? -- cookie_doh
Rosalie is a lot stronger than I am and a lot more, I think, confident. Maybe that’s just what happens when you’ve lived for a hundred years. She stands by what she believes in and that’s something that I’ve always been able to do since I was little. She always stays true to herself, and I feel like I have some of that. She’s very loyal, and I am loyal, and she’s good to her family.
What scene was the most challenging for you to film emotionally, and which scene was the most challenging technically? -- shortstuff333
Technically, the most challenging was any of the scenes with the mechanical baby. It was challenging to shoot with a man sitting right at the floor, right by your feet working these puppet arms and having this child move. It’s like a 45-lb. infant because it’s a machine. That was pretty rough. And then, emotionally I guess ... anything with Kristen (Stewart) and the baby -- just Rosalie’s idea of what this baby is going to look like and how much she wants it.
What type of characters would you like to portray in the future? -- Twilight_Mania
I want to play a character that is really likable, because one thing I did learn from this series is that, even if it’s subconscious, people have a hard time separating you from your character. I think I want to do a comedy.
There was a rumor circulating this week that there's a Twilight actress hiding a baby bump. Any truth to that? -- cmdnyc
It’s not me! I heard about it this morning for the first time when a paparazzo asked me if I was having a baby, and I was like, "No?"
Do you and Paul want to have kids soon? -- cmdnyc
Um yeah, eventually. Not anytime soon.
What’s the one moment that stands out from your wedding day? -- lizlee1014
Looking at Paul when I was walking down the aisle. He was crying so hard that he turned away and didn’t watch me walk down the aisle for like half of it. And then my godmother, who actually married us, I saw her tapping him going like, “Turn around!” And then he turned around and his whole face -- he was just crying, and I was like, "Can I just sprint over to you? Because that’s what I want to do right now and just hug you."
Were any of your Twilight costars invited to your wedding? -- cmdnyc
Well, I just don’t want to share that because then it seems like some people were left out, or other people were working and couldn’t come. So, there were a few that came, yes. We had a really nice time.
If you were stuck on a desert island and you had to take two of your Twilight costars with you, who would you choose? -- msmelissahague
Can I just preface that by saying that this answer could change if you ask me again in five minutes because I’m close with so many more than just two of them? Um, let’s go with Mackenzie Foy because her and I became such good buddies. And obviously I get a bonus because she’s underage so her mom would get to come, and I love her mom. And hmm, maybe Elizabeth (Reaser) this time? I mean, Liz and I are so close. It’s hard. If I wanted some music, I’d bring Jackson (Rathbone) along. If I wanted someone to put me through boot camp, I’d bring Kellan (Lutz). I don’t know!
If you could be unrecognizable for a whole day what would you do? -- fangirl78
I’m scared sometimes of going to the beach because I don’t want anyone to take a picture of me. Which is a funny thing, but it’s just that people are so hyper-critical that I actually think about that. And Paul does too. He’s like, “I don’t want any pictures of me either at the beach!"
If you and Paul could go on a double date with any other famous couple, who would you choose? -- fangirl78
I would want to go with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, because Susan Downey is like my idol.
What do you and Paul like to do on date nights? -- Jennifer, Raleigh, N.C.
Well, we’re all about date nights. He’s really good at planning them. We usually go up to Topanga, Calif., and we have a restaurant that we go to all the time. Or we go to the place where he proposed, which is in Malibu. And we eat lobster and drink Coronas and sit on the sand, which is pretty cool -- like, in our hoodies because it’s freezing cold out there. We tried to make movie night date night, but I’m less interested in sitting in a theater with him. We’d rather go and do something together.
Have you read The Hunger Games and do you think it will as big a success as Twilight? -- Lindsay, Carmel, Ind.
I have not read The Hunger Games, but I know a lot about it. There’s no recipe or formula for success, but I’m sure it will be.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose? -- RobKardashianLover
French fries. All day. I have french fries at least two out of my six meals a day. That’s all I want, ever. Although I’m a little french-fried out because last night I had french fries up until the point I went to sleep, and so I was like dreaming about french fries all night.
Any dipping sauces with the fries? -- RobKardashianLover
Nope. Since I was a kid, when my mom would take me to McDonalds, my brother was all about the ketchup and barbeque sauce. I was like ... nope.