With her new movie "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" in theaters now, Nikki Reed pitched in on promotions by covering the November/December 2012 issue of Zooey magazine.
The 24-year-old actress looked stunning for the Derek Wood shot front page while opening up about topics including her childhood in Los Angeles, her husband, and the holidays.
Highlights from Miss Reed's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Zooey!
On her childhood:
"Well, it’s all I knew. I had very encouraging parents that let my older brother and I explore who we were. It was never about, “No you can’t do that” or “You’re too this and not enough that.” When I was 11, my friend Brenda was over spending the night and we painted my entire room purple. My Mom came in the next morning and said, “Looks cool.” She was very easy going in letting us do our thing. My Dad was great too…when I was 6 he took me on a donkey ride through the Grand Canyon."
On her hubby, Paul McDonald:
"He’s the kind of person I didn’t have to sell to anyone. You know when you’re dating a guy that kind of sucks and you have to be like, 'He’s got a great job, he was such a precocious kid or you should really see the artwork in his house.' You’re always trying to come up with these weird things to make him seem better than he is. With Paul, I just said, 'You’re going to love him.' That’s all I have to say because it’s true. I love being married to him because the person you’re married to represents you and he’s so well loved. I also think we have this awesome way of balancing each other out. He would be fine living in a pop-up tent and eating ramen every day and I tend to be very ambitious. Once I met him I thought, 'How about we live in a pop-up tent and eat ramen on the weekends and then we could be productive during the week?'"
On her holiday plans:
"[W]e’ll be with family. Decorating the tree and buying ornaments is huge in Paul’s family, so we’ll have a tree decorating party. My Mom is super crafty so last year she made ornaments out of pipe cleaners and wood and she glued things here and there."