Nikki Reed on Ending 'Twilight' and Recording an Album

PARADE Published: December 20, 2012
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Nikki Reed may have played her share of "bad girls" but off the screen, the beautiful and intelligent actress keeps her wits about her.


For the holidays, she has teamed up with CIROC, Sean Combs, and Esquire for the "CIROC Safe Rides Campaign," which will help get many revelers in major metropolitan areas home safely on New Year's Eve. That day, CIROC brand ambassadors will distribute "Safe Ride" cards redeemable for transportation (in New York, Miami, and Houston, they will be redeemable for taxis, black cars, and liveries. Those in Chicago will get CTA cards and those in Atlanta will get MARTA cards).

"This campaign is such a great way to help keep people safe," Reed tells PARADE. "Its a wonderful resource for people during the holidays. It is always better to be safe than sorry. The holidays are such a busy time for everyone, that it's important to not only take responsibility for yourself but those around you, as well."

The actress also talked about her new passion, her marriage, and moving on from that famous vampire franchise:

On how 2013 is looking.
"I shot four really cool movies this year and I am so excited to see what comes of them. I am also excited to expand my music and my jewelry line with Pascal Mouawad because those are two projects that are very close to my heart."

Her New Year's resolution.
"I want to become a better runner. We chose to run our first half marathon in December and now we have lined up five for 2013."

People have said you and Paul [McDonald, her husband] could be the next Civil Wars. What do you think about that?
"I think that is the most flattering thing that I have ever heard. We are obviously inspired by groups like The Civil Wars. In no way do we feel that we can compare ourselves to them, but it gives us something to work towards."

Are they working on a full-length album? [note: their EP was released earlier this fall. Find it here.]
"We sure are, we are writing this month and recording in February.

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