The 23-year-old actress — best known for playing vampire Rosalie Hale in the "Twilight" films — has been preparing herself for what happens after the fifth and final film is released next year and the buzz surrounding the young cast inevitably quiets down. It helps keep her grounded.
"I've been very aware throughout this entire process," Reed said Wednesday at the Elysian Hotel. "It hasn't been as confusing for me as it has been for others. I can see very clearly that this is really a blessing to be a part of — it's a wonderful thing — but it's temporary.
"Just because you're part of 'Twilight' does not mean you're a superstar. It means that you're given the opportunity to maybe become one later if you work hard. Once fandom goes away, which it will very soon, it's all about having your priorities straight and working hard."
Judging by all the fan interest and press surrounding the fourth film — "
“Breaking Dawn — Part 1” centers on the wedding between Bella Swan (
"Rosalie plays a crucial role in Bella's life in this film," Reed said. "Without Rosalie, Bella would probably die. (In return,) Bella can provide Rosalie with the thing she always wanted, which is a baby. There's a nice co-dependency there. It's kind of interesting to see that dynamic.
“I had a great time making the last movie, ‘Eclipse.’ We shot my back-story stuff from the 1930’s. But I was waiting for ‘Breaking Dawn’ because I love the relationship Rosalie has with Jacob (
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Die-hard fans answered difficult “Twilight” trivia questions (What year was the truck Bella drives made?) to start off the night and screamed at the mere sight of “Breaking Dawn” clips. Does Reed ever get the feeling that these dedicated fans know more about her than her own husband, former “American Idol” contestant
“They do know a lot, but there is a limit to what they know,” said Reed, who co-wrote a song with McDonald that, according to Reed, he plans to record this weekend and likely release on
"I'm sure fans have seen glimpses of that. But as much as they think they know, there's so much they don't. But it's supposed to be that way."