Timeout interviews Peter Facinelli
As you may or may not know…. I’m one of the few people who went to see Twilight and came out of it not going ga-ga over Taylor or Robert, but liking Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) and Charlie Swan (Billy Burke). So, whenever I see them on TV or in print… I’m happy. Let me digress, Timeout Magazine recently interviewed Peter Facinelli and I thought the following bits were interesting…
Will Twilight fans be surprised by New Moon?
I don’t know if they’ll be surprised; I’m hoping they’ll walk out of the theater happy. I was a fan of the book and am very pleased with how the movie came out. The Cullen family isn’t featured as prominently [as in the first film]. New Moon is focused more on the werewolf side of this small town. Also, Chris Weitz directed New Moon and his vision is different from [Twilight director] Catherine Hardwicke’s. It’s not the same as Twilight, but it still has its edge.
How has Twilight changed you?
I’ve definitely got more people asking me to have a picture taken with them. The fan base is fantastic. They are very loyal and giving. Some people will fly in from other states just to come meet me.
What’s up next for you, aside from the Twilight series?
I’m filming Nurse Jackie through December. There’s the possibility of a fourth Twilight [film]. I’ve written three scripts and hopefully they’ll eventually get set up.
Of all the characters you’ve played, do you have a favorite?
That’s like asking me to pick a favorite kid! Every one of my characters is my creation. I’ve liked them all. Dr. Cullen is a great character, but so is Dr. Cooper [from Nurse Jackie]. I love playing them both.