“I co-wrote the script with a 13-year-old family friend, Nikki Reed, who was going through some very tough times in middle school. She had turned model – beautiful at 13 and male attention, drugs, her parent’s divorce, and peer pressure had taken its toll. I had known her since she was 5 years old, but suddenly this creative kid hated her parents and the world. Somehow, she didn’t hate me, so I started helping out her parents – taking her to museums, teaching her to surf and to draw. But she really wasn’t interested in those things – she wanted to be an actress. So I took her to acting classes and gave her books by Meisner and Haagen. I suggested we write a script and if it came out good, I would direct it and she would star in it. This seemed like a crazy dream since neither of us had done these jobs before, but we hunkered down and wrote the script over the Christmas break and five months later we made the film. It was back to low-budget, no-permit guerilla-style filmmaking, but it worked somehow. All the lessons I’d learned from the directors and producers and actors paid off. Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, and Nikki put their hearts into the project – and their work was amazing. (Evan and Holly got Golden Globe nominations, Nikki won an Indie Spirit Award, and Holly got a Academy Award nomination.) Thirteen won the director’s award at Sundance and top awards at film festivals around the world. Somehow telling Nikki’s very specific personal story touched people of all ages and many other countries. ” - Catherine Hardwicke about Nikki and Thirteen.
Hey Nikki Reed’s fans, @nikkireeders needs your help for #StayStrongNikki project. If you want to join just send her a pic of you, or little sis/brother or even your pet holding a #staystrongnikki sign via twitter @nikkireders or via instagram -> Ig link
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Lets put a smile on Nikki’s face!!!
The more the Better!!! :D
Photo of Nikki e Paul for their upcoming album. You can listen a preview of their new song called “Watch me” here
“When I was younger, I was probably rebelling against Hollywood in the sense that I wanted to not care about what I looked like and not care about my fashion choices, and now I’m genuinely interested and I enjoy the process. I just had my conversation with my dad the other day. We were hiking and talking about people and changes. He said, ‘One of the most incredible things about the human being is we’re constantly changing and evolving, and you can constantly reinvent yourself.’ And that’s kind of my mantra. That’s what I want to go for in my life.”- Nikki
Nikki e Paul during the shoot for #2 album.
" I separate myself from the normal everyday distractions that bring up so many insecurities by writing. It’s very therapeutic, so I try to remind myself to do 10 minutes of writing in the morning just to clear my head — it’s my own form of meditation.” - Nikki
“When you feel physically good, it’s totally empowering as well. When I quit smoking, which is a choice I made on my own, that made me feel very good about myself. I went down a whole new path with my food and exercise.” - Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed + Tattoos
1- “There’s gotta be more” in russian. Apparently she got this after broke up with the russian boyfriend, to remind her that life goes on and there was something better waiting for her. ( Thanks ruledbyjupiter for the info)
3- evil eye. ( its white)
4-? (another white tattoo)
5- russian ex-boyfriend name or lastname.
7- Umilta é força”Humility is strength in italian and portuguese. She said once that her brother has the same tat.
8- a combination of the initial letter of her name+ the symbol of her sign, Taurus. ( Thanks ruledbyjupiter for the info)