Nikki Reed Talks Reuniting with Her Dad for 'Zooey' Mag

Nikki Reed Talks Reuniting with Her Dad for 'Zooey' Mag

Nikki Reed channels a movie housewife in this new shot from her December 2012 feature with Zooey magazine.

The 24-year-old actress talks about meeting husband Paul McDonald, reuniting with her dad, Seth, and what she’ll be doing for the holidays. Check it:

On falling in love with Paul: “Actually my Dad was my date to the premiere where I met Paul. I got stuck in L.A. because my flight to Vancouver was cancelled, so Catherine Hardwicke invited me to the premiere of Red Riding Hood. It was 4pm, I had to find a dress, I was tired, hadn’t washed my hair and had to be there at 6. I wanted to support her so I went with unwashed hair. [laughs] All the guys ended up being there from “American Idol” and my Dad said, ‘Go say hi to that guy.’ I walked over to Paul and knew I was in love within one second of saying hi. It was the craziest thing that has ever happened to me in my life.”

On her holiday plans: “We’ll be with family. Decorating the tree and buying ornaments is huge in Paul’s family, so we’ll have a tree decorating party. My Mom is super crafty so last year she made ornaments out of pipe cleaners and wood and she glued things here and there.”

On reuniting with her dad: “We weren’t close growing up and I guess it was both of our faults. He was waiting for me to come around and I was bitter about him divorcing Mom. As a kid, you don’t have the mental capacity to understand why adults make the decisions they make and sometimes you hang on to that. I was shooting a movie in Sacramento and I called my Dad and said, ‘We need to have a real talk.’ We went to Islands and I told him all these things that he had no idea I wanted. I said, ‘I want you to call me everyday and maybe five times a day and even if I say I’m fine I want you to say you don’t sound fine. I need you to dig deeper and tell me you love me every time you hang up the phone.’ There were all these things he didn’t understand about me. Things I wanted and needed and the amazing thing is there weren’t any questions asked on any demand. It was just, ‘Okay.’ From that day on my Dad did what I needed and he wasn’t awkward about it. He just got up the next morning and called me. I had been so hard on him and he’s just a person who didn’t know what I wanted.”

FYI: Nikki is wearing a green Darling sweater in the spread with SW3 Bespoke pants. She also wore a pair of Swedish Hasbeens gloves and Shoes of Prey oxfords.

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Credit: Derek Wood; Photos: Zooey Magazine
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