Happy Birthday, ‘Eclipse’ Star Nikki Reed!

Twilight” star Nikki Reed will blow out 22 birthday candles today, and she has quite a lot to look forward to! There are just 43 days to go until “Eclipse” arrives, and the third movie in the saga is finally giving Nikki’s Rosalie a chance to shine. “Kristen [Stewart] and I shot a really intense seven page scene where I was just pouring my heart and explaining why I am the way I am,” Nikki said of filming her 1930s-centric scenes during last month’s live Facebook chat. Rosalie, she added, is “not a one dimensional character.”

Before we get to see those ill-fated flashbacks, however, Nikki and the rest of the cast will have a chance to fight for a few pounds of golden popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards. With five nominations — tying “Avatar” — “New Moon” is bound to take home some worthy awards. “It’s wonderful,” Nikki told MTV News of the nods last week. “[Especially] when you make a movie and you have absolutely zero expectations.”

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