We all were big fans of Nikki Reed’s one-on-one scene with Kristen Stewart in “Eclipse” and, fortunately for us, there are many more to come in “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.” For those who haven’t read the books, though, it might seem a strange shift for Nikki’s Rosalie to quickly become such a staunch supporter of Bella’s cause.
That cause is Bella giving birth to her half-human, half-vampire baby. While everyone surrounding her — including BFF Jacob Black and husband Edward — tell her to give up the baby that is draining her of strength and forcing her to drink animal blood, Rosalie encourages Bella to keep the baby.
While promoting her upcoming indie, “Last Day of Summer,” Nikki discussed Bella’s controversial pregnancy with MTV News.
“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,” she said. “I try to relate this particular case to Rosalie and not make it metaphorical or symbolic of anything else.”
She explained that Rosalie’s support of Bella’s birth comes from her own personal bitterness over not being able to have a child and be a mother.
“I think that Rosalie just always wanted to be a mom, and that’s how I look at it,” Nikki 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 every 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.”
What do you think of Nikki’s explanation of Rosalie’s behavior? Do you think she was smart not to take a pro-life of choice position?