Nikki Reed

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It's no question that Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are madly in love.

After getting engaged this January after six months of dating, the pair hasn't been able to hide their affection for one another on and off the red carpet.

One of the many reasons the talented duo works so well is because they simply admire each other's skills and passions.

"We are a great team," Reed told E! News at the 6th Annual Lindt Gold Bunny Auction benefiting Autism Speaks. "We love supporting each other's causes."

One of those important projects is spreading awareness about Autism. In fact, it's the subject of her new film Think Normal available online now

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed

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The flick tells the inspiring story of an autistic boy who scored 20 points in the last four minutes of his high school basketball game. Reed hopes it will give viewers another perspective on the disorder.  

"It really impacted me. I was really interested in finding out where his passion came from and his talent," she explained. "I think we use a lot of words and labels when trying to describe people, ones with autism, ones without autism. In general, I think that labeling people is a major issue and people don't understand the power of language."

She added, "I think the title sent a very powerful message. Because of my own personal connection to autism I am very sensitive to labels."

Although Somerhalder was not involved in this particular film, the Vampire Diaries star will officially launch a production company with his fiancée later this spring.

"I'm sure we will be involved together in most things going forward," she explained. "This year I'm focusing on currently writing a feature and making my directorial debut with my first feature before the end of the year. And Ian just directed an episode of his show, which is a huge deal so I'll be heading back to our Atlanta home to throw a little celebration party to celebrate that wonderful human being." Awww!

To learn more about the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction and bid on special items, visit their website here

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