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Reed planning life after Twilight saga

Actress, writer and L.A. native Nikki Reed is trying to figure out what to do with her life.

Actress, writer and L.A. native Nikki Reed is trying to figure out what to do with her life.

And while she’s been enjoying the success of the Twilight franchise — in which she co-stars as vampire Rosalie — she’s also been trying to make the most of the global phenomenon.

“It’s sometimes difficult to harness all those things and point it in the right direction so that you can get what you want out of this amazing, insane amount of exposure that none of us were really prepared for,” she tells Metro.

Of her future, Reed is sure of two things. The first is that she wants to do more than act.

“I know that I’m not going to be sitting at the Four Seasons in 10 years talking about the last however many films I’ve made and I’ve only acted in them,” she says. And since she got her start as a screenwriter as well as an actress, no one’s expecting her to stay in front of the camera.

Quite the opposite, actually. “There’s the expectation of, ‘Well, you’re not just an actress, so what else? What are you going to deliver?’” she explains.

To that end, she’s launching a website to collect her other creative pursuits, including photography and directing — Reed recently financed and directed a music video in London for the artist Sage, which she’s releasing next month.

“It’s just like a place for me to show other aspects of my interests and personality that maybe people wouldn’t know,” she says of the website. “Everyone has Twitter and things and they want everyone to know where they’re going all the time and what they’re doing, and I do understand there’s an element of self-promotion, and it’s wonderful and that. That’s just not really my character.”

 
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