VIDEO: Nikki Reed Explains Rosalie's Role in 'Breaking Dawn' Birthing Scene

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Aug. 19 2010, Published 8:40 a.m. ET

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Nikki Reed is sharing her opinion on some of the big questions on fans' minds revolving around the infamous Breaking Dawn birthing scene. Her character, Rosalie Cullen, has a key role in particular when it comes to Bella's birth of her and Edward's baby and Nikki gives her diplomatic take on the situation. 


In the final installment of the Twilight Saga, Rosalie becomes so obsessed with Bella having Edward's baby that she will stop at nothing to see the child born — even if it means Bella's life! (We are already aware of the estranged relationship between Rosalie and Bella)

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"Here's how I look at it: I try not to be super opinionated and vocal, because in Hollywood, that seems to only lead you in the wrong direction," Nikki told MTV News while promoting her upcoming indie film Last Day of Summer. "I try to relate this particular case birthing scene to Rosalie and not make it metaphorical or symbolic of anything else."

Nikki explained that Rosalie's strong feelings toward the baby relate back to her mortal life and never having had the chance to be a mother herself.

"I think that Rosalie just always wanted to be a mom, and that's how I look at it," she said. "It has nothing to do with being pro-life or anything. I think it's about her want, her need to be a mother, and this is the only opportunity she's ever going to have, so she's willing to let Bella die so she can have that and fulfill that, and that's how I look at it. It's her own personal desires."

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Breaking Dawn screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg already weighed in on the infamous scene and told MTV that she plans to write it so everyone feels the pain of the experience.

"I want to see the terror of the experience," Melissa said. "I want to have the experience of the fear and feel her pain. I want to feel everyone's pain in this."


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