Nikki Reed on Early Party Girl Rumors: ‘I Was a Virgin’

By: Mike Hess / November 15, 2011

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Nikki Reed’s years as a Twilight starlet have brought her into Hollywood’s A-list, though many may not remember that she got her start in the gritty film that she wrote called Thirteen, about rebellious and provocative teens living out their wild years.

That film and Nikki’s association with it caused many to stereotype her as a Hollywood wild child, but in the December issue of Seventeen magazine, Reed says that those preconceived notions couldn’t be further from the truth. Nikki opens up, saying:

“I got typecast as a party girl when Thirteen first came out. The funny thing was, I was a virgin, I didn’t do drugs and I barely drank.”

With her teenage years (and those pesky rumors) behind her, Nikki is now a married woman and is enjoying the impending success of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, which will be released on November 18. Now that the Twilight filming is all over, she reflects a bit on the process, saying it was less like work and more like being with friends.

“In the beginning, it was innocent and fun, and we were like one big happy family – it was like being at sleepaway camp. And then success comes along and changes the dynamic. We’re not all best friends, and we’re not all going to hang out together after the final movie is done,” Reed tells Seventeen.

Seventeen will be available on newsstands on November 22.