Nikki Reed is on the cover of the November/December issue of Zooey Magazine, promoting her film ‘Breaking Dawn: Part 2’, which is in its second week and theaters and continuing to break records.
Reed opens up about her childhood in Los Angeles in the interview, saying, “ I had very encouraging parents that let my older brother and I explore who we were. It was never about, “No you can’t do that” or “You’re too this and not enough that.” When I was 11, my friend Brenda was over spending the night and we painted my entire room purple. My Mom came in the next morning and said, “Looks cool.” She was very easy going in letting us do our thing. My Dad was great too…when I was 6 he took me on a donkey ride through the Grand Canyon."
She also talks about her husband, saying, "He’s the kind of person I didn’t have to sell to anyone. You know when you’re dating a guy that kind of sucks and you have to be like, 'He’s got a great job, he was such a precocious kid or you should really see the artwork in his house.' You’re always trying to come up with these weird things to make him seem better than he is. With Paul, I just said, 'You’re going to love him.' That’s all I have to say because it’s true.”
She adds that she absolutely loves being married to him, because, “the person you’re married to represents you and he’s so well loved. I also think we have this awesome way of balancing each other out. He would be fine living in a pop-up tent and eating ramen every day and I tend to be very ambitious. Once I met him I thought, 'How about we live in a pop-up tent and eat ramen on the weekends and then we could be productive during the week?'"