Nikki Reed, best known for her roles in the 2003 film “Thirteen” and the “Twilight” franchise, recently opened up about her experiences rising to fame at a young age.
Reed, now 34, was just 13 when she was cast in the iconic movie, a loosely autobiographical film about her rebellious lifestyle. She told Fox News Digital that she had “no idea” what she was getting herself into, and had to learn as she went along.
Now, Reed is married to fellow actor Ian Somerhalder and the couple have a daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, and another baby on the way. Despite being raised by actors, Reed isn’t sure that either of her children will join the entertainment industry.
Reed and her family currently live on a farm and she is steering their lifestyle and their kids into a more nature-focused, farming-focused life.
“I’ve spent the last couple of years really focusing on stepping behind the camera instead of hanging out in front of it,” Reed said. “And I’ve really learned that I think where my heart and passion lie is in nature and being really disconnected from technology and limiting things like screen time and movies and TV and really embracing things like bottle-feeding goats and planting, getting your hands in the soil and understanding agriculture and seedlings and all the things.”
Reed also reflected on the impact of “Thirteen”, saying that she still has people come up to her to this day to talk about how the film changed their life.
Reed is also partnering with Genexa, a clean medication company that specializes in children’s medicine and pain medication. She is passionate about the company’s mission to provide clean medicine without artificial fillers.
“As a human, I care about this, as a parent I care about this because these little wins are actually huge steps in the direction of ‘clean’ everything, everywhere,” she said.
Reed also shared her thoughts on parenting, saying that children are like little mirrors and have a way of unknowingly reflecting all your things right back to you in the most beautiful way.
“Children are like little mirrors,” Reed noted. “They have this really incredible way of unknowingly reflecting all your things right back to you in the most beautiful way.”
“There is something very unique that happens when you have this little person in your life that’s, you know, basically a reflection of all the things that you need to be thinking about and focusing on and prioritizing,” she added.