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'Twilight' star Nikki Reed says the cast took a 'cat movement class' to prepare for the iconic baseball scene

INSIDER logoINSIDER 12/1/2020 osingh@businessinsider.com (Olivia Singh)
a person wearing a hat: "Twilight" star Nikki Reed spoke to Insider about the movie's fan-favorite baseball scene. Summit Entertainment © Provided by INSIDER "Twilight" star Nikki Reed spoke to Insider about the movie's fan-favorite baseball scene. Summit Entertainment
  • To celebrate the 12th anniversary of "Twilight" in November, star Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale) spoke to Insider about her experience filming the iconic baseball sequence. 
  • Reed said that director Catherine Hardwicke had the stars take a "cat movement class" to prepare for the scene and "move our bodies in a way that felt cat-like."
  • "Every director had a different approach to how we should hold ourselves, carry ourselves and that was Catherine's approach, which was really cool and interesting," the access told us.
  • Reed said that the class "definitely made us all drop into our bodies in a really great way."
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"Twilight" star Nikki Reed opened up about how the movie's iconic baseball scene came together and revealed the unique class that the stars took to prepare. 

"We took really interesting classes," Reed, who starred in the vampire franchise as Rosalie Hale, told Insider in an interview celebrating the film's 12th anniversary in November.

"I remember [director] Catherine Hardwicke had all of us take this cat movement class so that we could move our bodies in a way that felt cat-like," the actress told us. "Every director had a different approach to how we should hold ourselves, carry ourselves and that was Catherine's approach, which was really cool and interesting."

"It definitely made us all drop into our bodies in a really great way," Reed added. 

a person posing for the camera: Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale in "Twilight." Summit Entertainment © Summit Entertainment Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale in "Twilight." Summit Entertainment

While discussing the enduring popularity of the 2008 movie, Reed said that the cast and crew put a lot of effort into the baseball sequence because they knew it was a fan-favorite moment from Stephenie Meyer's fantasy novel of the same name.


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"We spent a lot of time with baseball coaches and mapping it out," the actress said, describing the baseball scene as "a choreographed dance."

Reed also told Insider that although she didn't play baseball prior to filming the sequence, she was "always pretty sporty," which was an advantage. 

"I felt like I fell into it pretty easily, but we were doing things that I hadn't really done before, like being attached to these wire contraptions and having to run in the air, being flown on these wires," she recalled. 

The "Thirteen" star also recalled strapping pads to her shins and butt to cushion all her falls and slides across the field. 

"I really commit to stuff like that," Reed told us."I've never been afraid of getting really physical, and so I think I just did some really gnarly dives."

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