'Twilight' Star Nikki Reed Talks Transgender Role in 'K-11'


Nikki Reed


'I don't really have the most androgynous look, so that is going to be interesting,' shared Nikki Reed of her part in 'K-11', a drama movie that will also see Kristen Stewart as a boy.

Stopping by MTV recently, Nikki Reed gave time to talk about "K-11", Jules Mann-Stewart-directed drama in which she will portray a transgender woman. "K-11 is where they basically put people who wouldn't survive in the general population," the actress who plays Rosalie Hale in "Twilight" detailed what the movie is all about. "Sometimes celebrities, people who are HIV-positive, people who have raped or beaten children - any of those things."

She then continued explaining about what her character, Mousey, is going through. "My character is a male prostitute, and he goes in and out of the jail because it is comfortable to have a place to sleep and recoup and relax and have food and shelter - [when he] gets sent back out, there is a lot of underground drug stuff that is going on. [K-11] is a world in itself," she said.

On the difficulties portraying the part, Reed spilled, "There'll be a lot of prosthetics, makeup. I thought it was difficult stepping into Rosalie [Hale]'s shoes! It's gonna be a lot more difficult stepping into Mousey's shoes." She added, "I don't really have the most androgynous look, so that is going to be interesting. ... I was born a man, but I never felt like a man - I always knew that I was a woman. I just was born with the wrong body parts."

On the occasion, the "Thirteen" actress also opened up about Kristen Stewart's transformation. "[Stewart] doesn't have the same level of physical transformation as me, but she definitely came to the table with a plethora of ideas ... her character doesn't have facial hair or an Adam's apple [because] she is playing more of a boy," so she explained.

"K-11" will be the directorial debut-vehicle for Kristen Stewart's mother, Jules Mann-Stewart. It will tell the story behind the most bizarre unit in all of L.A. county lock-up, which houses transvestites, transsexuals, and the occasional high profile celebrity. To be shot this summer during a brief break between "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" and "Eclipse", it stars Jason Mewes, Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed.

© AceShowbiz.com


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  •  
    oNe;;dEEp-**
    Jul 18, 2010

    I bet thesse badazz actracezzs make ten times in salary a year then hatersz do!!

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    oNe;;dEEp-**
    Jul 18, 2010

    I swear mann people are such hatersZ if they couldn't act or looked likee men do you think they could have even been acter get ur factz stright if y'all don't got nothing nice to say don't say it I bet peoplez saying it about u to behind ur back so just shut up and grow up (get a life hatersz cause thats z all u do is hatez) true dat !!!** they great actrazzes y'all just jelous dat anit yall

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    heterotic
    May 26, 2010

    Saying that a cisgendered (i.e. with a fixed and normative gender) person can play the part of a transgendered person is a lot like saying that white actors can convincingly portray a black role. What I would like to see is more transgendered actors hired to play cisgendered roles.

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    Cilla
    Mar 21, 2010

    Reed can outact most of her Twilight costars, she's just less famous. In my opinion, Kristen isn't a very good actress at all - Nikki deserves the attention, not Stewart.

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    ):
    Mar 17, 2010

    her character is not a male prostitute if she's a transwoman, her character is a female prostitute. i liked you, nikki reed!

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    Princess
    Feb 25, 2010

    Yo yas jj wat ever u need 2 shut up because u dont have guts 2 tell in persons face

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    emma
    Jan 12, 2010

    Nikki can act. Kristen sucks at acting.

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    eva
    Nov 23, 2009

    it sounds interesting but a bit shady...nikki's actually very talented.and kristen.

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    YasJJ
    Jun 13, 2009

    omg the girl CAN ACT. and if you think you can do it better. just fuck with the people that make the movie. and maybe someday I can say about you: that you CAN'T ACT and that you fuck with people to get a role. so bye losers

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    not telling
    Jun 11, 2009

    HAHAHA i love how everyone is like "Nikki Reed sucks at acting!!" or "Shes just riding along with people to get the part" lol thats what alot of people do and personally ive met her shes really nice and down to earth. . .And most of the people that are saying she cant act havent even seen all the movies she played in :P like "Mini's first time" "13" and forgot the other 2. . .Any ways Chow Chow <3

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    Bell
    May 15, 2009

    the girl can act! quit being haters,grow up.

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    mama shores
    May 13, 2009

    wow a web site with the people with the same views that i have on nikki reed/ no talent and rides the coat tales of her famous friends... hmmm her next movie is directed by kristen stewarts mom...... wow she really had that dumped in her lap

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    dj
    Apr 06, 2009

    won't have to do much in the make up dept with Stewart as she already looks like a boy.

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    the wuski...for the
    Mar 30, 2009

    And..."the girl" in question happened to write an incredibly awesome screenplay when she was barely a high-schooler. So don't act like she's some talentless Lohan or Hilton whose just riding other peoples' coat-tails to fame. She's worked harder than most in the industry to get where she is.

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    the wuski
    Mar 30, 2009

    "The only person who can convincingly, honestly, and truly portray a Transgender individual in film or theatre is a Trans Person!"---What a bunch of shit. That's like saying only a blind person can play a blind person or only a real atheist can play an atheist. 1-That's why they call it "ACTING"...try a dictionary for that definition again. 2-Every individual's life experience is vastly different, whether they're gay, straight, black, white, transgendered or a freakin' accordian player. To act like the transgendered experience is more unique than any other life experience is pompous and insulting. Get off your high-horse.

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    alimae
    Mar 25, 2009

    This already sounds like an incredibly transphobic movie. Holy shit. Playing up stereotypes about trans people, and I cannot tell whether they are talking about transwomen (born male but transition to female) prostitutes or transmen (other way). If they're talking about transwomen then these interviews are already transphobic.

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    Flaminggurl
    Mar 25, 2009

    You guys are all a bunch of losers stop bein haters the girl is makin her money and if you dont like it then dont watch or come up with your own project and fine a way to present it better

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    roger
    Mar 24, 2009

    this movie sounds like if it's done well it could be good but for the simple fact that this Famewhore is in it spells great disaster. I curse Catherine Hardwicke for unleashing yet another fame seeking leech out into Hollywood.

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    wes
    Mar 24, 2009

    please do not write anymore articles on Nikki Reed. She has sub-par acting skills and offers nothing to any movie she is apart of. Plus it seems all she likes is the limelight. i really wish that kristen would leave her by the wayside and find a more deserving friend.

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    Gr. G
    Mar 24, 2009

    The only person who can convincingly, honestly, and truly portray a Transgender individual in film or theatre is a Trans Person! No matter how many Years, Months, Day's, Hour's, and/or Minutes a genetic female or male actor tries to "learn" how to act as someone who is Transgender, he/she will NEVER be able achieve the inner core reality and experience of the tumultuous life that exits for those of us who actually live it, 24/7!   If Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars, then those who are Transgender Encompass the stars!   Dr. Mekah Gordon, Ph.D. Pioneering Frontier Renaissance Woman & Visionary

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    Bob
    Mar 24, 2009

    That is the most bizarre idea for a movie I have heard in a long time. I hope they can pull it off. Sounds terrible.

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    dora
    Mar 24, 2009

    The girl cant act. All she does is cling to Pattinson and Stewart to get the pr

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