Cinema Blend chatted with Nikki about her upcoming film Last Day of Summer, her experience directing her friend Sage’s music video, the idea of reuniting with Catherine Hardwicke, and her other upcoming projects.
Well, with Thirteen on your resume, you should have no problem branching out and doing more behind-the-scenes things.
Reed: No, that’s not the case. Sometimes you realize that things in Hollywood, the way that the stars align and things happen in a very perfect way, that’s rare. It doesn’t actually work like that. It definitely sparks interest and opens a lot of doors, but you’ve got to fight really hard and I do and I write a lot and I’m a believer that things will come of that.
I agree. Why not reunite with Catherine Hardwicke again? Between Thirteen and Twilight I’d imagine you two would make a great pairing again.
Reed: Yeah! Absolutely. I’m sure at one point or another. The wonderful thing about Catherine and I is that there’s a genuine mutual respect and now I’m not the only one because the world has seen her work. I truly believe in her and I think she’s just so gifted and so talented and I guess I can confidently say now that she thinks the same of me because she keeps putting me in her movies and there’s no reason for that other than she thinks I’m talented and that’s really flattering. We don’t really hang out in our personal lives. In fact, I’ve spoken to her once in the last year and a half via e-mail; she’s doing a movie somewhere and I’m proud of her and happy for her, but we have a really great working relationship and so I’m positive that at some point or another I will be working with Catherine again.
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