Rosalie’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ Motives Are ‘Personal’ Not ‘Pro-Life,’ Nikki Reed Says

'It's about her want, her need to be a mother,' she tells MTV News of her character's fight to save the baby over Bella.

As “Twilight” fans well know, there are several slightly controversial and uncomfortable scenes in “Breaking Dawn,” the final book of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling series. Going into the last two films, the big questions on fans’ minds seem to revolve around the infamous birthing and imprinting scenes.

One key participant in the birthing scene is Rosalie Hale, who becomes so obsessed with Bella having Edward’s baby that she will stop at nothing to see her born — even if it means compromising Bella’s life.

When Rosalie herself, Nikki Reed, stopped by to talk with MTV News about her upcoming indie film “Last Day of Summer,” we asked what she thinks about her character’s firm beliefs on that subject matter and how she’ll tackle those difficult scenes in the films.

“Here’s how I look at it: I try not to be super opinionated and vocal, because in Hollywood, that seems to only lead you in the wrong direction,” Reed said. “I try to relate this particular case to Rosalie and not make it metaphorical or symbolic of anything else.”

Reed said Rosalie’s strong feelings toward the baby are tied to her prior life as a human and never having had the chance to be a mother herself.

“I think that Rosalie just always wanted to be a mom, and that’s how I look at it,” she said. “It has nothing to do with being pro-life or anything. I think it’s about her want, her need to be a mother, and this is the only opportunity she’s ever going to have, so she’s willing to let Bella die so she can have that and fulfill that, and that’s how I look at it. It’s her own personal desires.”

“Dawn” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg also weighed in on the infamous scene recently, telling us she plans to write it so everyone feels the pain of the experience. “I want to see the terror of the experience,” Rosenberg said. “I want to have the experience of the fear and feel her pain. I want to feel everyone’s pain in this.”

What do you think motivates Rosalie to fight for Bella’s baby? Let us know in the comments.

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