updated 10/15/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/15/2010 AT 2:05 PM ET
Edward and Bella may become proud parents in the soon-to-be filmed Twilight: Breaking Dawn, but it’s Nikki Reed who may be the most excited about the introduction of baby Renesmee.
“Selfishly, I’m really pleased with my relationship with this kid,” the actress, 22, tells PEOPLE while attending a Cirque du Tacori event in Santa Monica, “but I really like the way it affects my relationship with Jacob.”
Reed’s character, Rosalie Hale, has always had a sizable chip on her shoulder when it comes to Taylor Lautner’s shape-shifter, but after reading through the new scripts, Reed is looking forward to exploring her vampire’s softer side.