Monday, January 19, 2009
Rosalie Hale | Nicole Houston Reed
By Tara Stipe
Name: Rosalie Hale
Special Ability: None
About Them: Born Rosalie Lillian Hale, Rosalie Hale is the adopted daughter of Esme and Carlisle Cullen, adoptive sister of Edward, Alice, and Jasper, and wife of Emmett. Rosalie throughout the books acts as the sister of Jasper and that they are Esme’s niece and nephew. Gorgeous even compared to other vampires, Rosalie acts and looks like a model. She is mean to Bella due to jealousy of her being human, and not wanting Bella to choose a life as a vampire. Rosalie is known for being vain and self centered. She wishes to be human and have children so much so that she would give up her immortality and beauty for it. Rosalie eventually warms up to Bella and wishes to reveal her past to Bella with the hopes that she will choose to stay human. She also joins the fight against a group of savage newborn vampires. With her new bond with Bella, Bella contacts Rosalie after finding out she is pregnant, knowing that Rosalie has always wanted children. Rosalie stays by Bella's side throughout the pregnancy, defending her choice to keep the baby, and Rosalie acts as a guardian to the child, Renesmee, taking care of her while Bella is going through her transformation into a vampire.
Their Early History: Frozen at age eighteen and born in 1915 in Rochester, New York, Rosalie was the daughter of a banker. Tall, statuesque, and has long, wavy blonde hair, Rosalie is described as being the most beautiful person in the world. As a human, Rosalie was a woman who had beauty, elegance, class, and eyes resembling violets. A quick engagement with Royce King II led Rosalie to become extremely envious of her good friend Vera and her baby boy. While visiting them one night she noticed that she did not share the same relationship with Royce as Vera did with her husband. But on her walk home and Rosalie met an intoxicated Royce with his friends. Royce bragged about his fiancée's beauty, leading to her being beaten, presumably raped, and left to die. Carlisle came across her as he was a doctor in Rochester at the time and decided to change her into a vampire (hoping she would be a mate for Edward). After her transformation, she tortured and killed those who had beaten her, including Royce, but did not drink their blood.
Name: Nicole Houston Reed
Nick Name(s): Nik, Nikki
Date of Birth: May 17th 1988
Height: 5’6 ½”
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Fun Fact: Nikki has 15 piercings. She has six in each ear, one tongue, one nose, and a bellybutton ring. She also has a tattoo on her left wrist.
Hometown(s): Culver City, California; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York
Career: Nikki Reed did not intend to start acting but was thrown into the acting world by Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki’s father’s girlfriend as the time. She hit Hollywood big time when at fourteen she collaborated with Catherine Hardwicke to write the script of Thirteen in six days. Nikki eventually claimed the lead role and the movie was a success which gave her credit as a lead actress and a screenwriter. However, most critics agree that her next big role as Mini in Mini’s First Time is her most distinctive role. Through it, she gained even more recognition. Nikki Reed next landed the role of Rosalie Hale in Hardwicke’s Twilight which again thrust her into big time Hollywood. Some worry at Reed’s choices of roles that she plays, as she tends to pick up roles that portray sexy, flirtatious, and sexually promiscuous women and doesn’t seem to branch out farther than those. Yet, her popularity grows and her next appearances include: Chain Letter, Privileged, Last Day of Summer, and New Moon.
About Them: Nikki’s childhood was rough and full of hard times. Her parents divorced when she was two and she spent the vast majority of her time living with her mother. Her mother was a hairdresser of mixed Italian and Cherokee Indian descent and her father a self-made art movie director. Through her father’s relationship with Hardwicke, Nikki Reed had a ready available spot in Hollywood. But before she realized her love of acting, Nikki went through a stage of rebellion against her mother and the relationship became strained when Reed experimented with drugs, alcohol, and sex. At the age of fourteen, Reed was emancipated; she then moved out and began living on her own. Unable to deal the stress of normal high school after the filming of Thirteen, Reed continued her education by homeschooling herself so that she could earn her high school diploma. Now days Nikki loves to spend time with her dogs and horses and splitting her time between Los Angeles and NYC. She is close friends with Evan Rachel Wood, and Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Reed is still writing screenplays and she advocates young girls to watch out how they idolize actress, models, and celebrities. She warns that personal hair and clothing stylists and make-up artists is what makes their idols gorgeous, so beware comparing yourself to them. And if all the teams of people fail to make them look good, Photoshop can.
Quick Quote: “I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I’m thankful for her. All I know is that when I’m a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.”