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Transcript: New Moon - Peter Facinelli Interview
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Peter Facinelli – 'Dr Carlisle Cullen' in New Moon
So you have started filming?
Peter Facinelli: "We have started filming."
Where are you so far?
Peter Facinelli: "Well, nothing's shot in order but we've shot the…let's see…the birthday scene. We've shot that. And we've the voting scene. I'm not going to tell you what we all voted, but read the book. What else did we shoot? I shot stitching up Bella which was a lovely little scene. I pretty much mostly almost finished. I have a couple other shots to do in May and then we're done."
Have they added more Cullen family scenes?
Peter Facinelli: "You know, it's hard because when you're doing stuff that's based on a book, if you add too much that's not in there the fans don't like it. I think we're… There's always going to be creative interpretations of stuff. But as far as adding stuff, there's so much in it already, it's hard to add. You have a 500 page book that you've got to squeeze down to two hours."
But everyone wanted more of you guys in it.
Peter Facinelli: "Yeah. They're going to have to wait for the third one. We're more in the third and fourth for sure. I saw, which was really funny, I saw Stephenie Meyer at Disneyland. We went to Disneyland – just randomly went to Disneyland with my family and we both were eating dinner at the [Blue] Bayou restaurant, you know, Pirates of the Caribbean. And it was so odd. She walked over and I was like, 'This is too coincidental.' But, I should have told her, 'You know, why did you take the Cullens out of the second book so much?' I did tell her, 'You know what? I'm a little upset I didn't get to go to Italy.' I said, 'Carlisle could have shown up in Italy.'"
He knows those guys.
Peter Facinelli: "He knows those guys. He'd be like, 'Hey, you know, it's all cool. These are my kids.'"
You know, if she's not going to do Midnight Sun, maybe she should just do one focusing on you.
Peter Facinelli: "I think so. I think so. I'll have to meet her up again at Disneyland."
And you also have a series coming up on Showtime.
Peter Facinelli: "It's a Showtime series called Nurse Jackie. It's starring Edie Falco."
Are you getting typecast?
Peter Facinelli: "I guess. This time I don't bite people though. But I have a sexual Tourettes, which is whenever I get nervous I grab boobs. It's kind of a quirky…"
Is that a true thing?
Peter Facinelli: "I don't know. it is in this. It's kind of a crazy look at hospital life through the eyes of a nurse. And I play this doctor that she doesn't really get along with."
That grabs her boobs.
Peter Facinelli: "That grabs her boobs. It's funny. It's a dramedy so it'll be good times."
Do you grab patients' boobs too?
Peter Facinelli: "I try not to. No, but you know what? As a doctor, they don't make me nervous. Edie's character makes me really uncomfortable and nervous all the time. So there's a lot of boob grabbing."
I can't wait to see this.
Peter Facinelli: "It comes out in June. If you want to see me grab Edie Falco's boobs, tune in."
Because there's no boob grabbing in New Moon.
Peter Facinelli: That's a family movie."
Did you read Stephenie's books?
Peter Facinelli: "Of course, all four of them."
Before you shot the first one?
Peter Facinelli: "No. I read the first three before I shot. The fourth one wasn't written by that time. But since then I've read the fourth one. I'm excited for the fourth one because she's pregnant and I'm a doctor. But like any doctor who delivers babies, when she's finally delivering the baby, they're not there. They're off playing golf or on a family thing. They all promise, 'I'll be there,' but then they're not."
Have you gotten used to the Twilight fans?
Peter Facinelli: "I don't know if you ever get used to them. They're not weird. I love them. I love each and every one of them. No, they're great. They're the best fans that you can have. They're so loyal. We've had people camping out all night long on the sets."
For this one, too?
Peter Facinelli: "Yeah, oh yeah. People are like literally in sleeping bags. We shot all night – you know, night shoots – because vampires like to shoot at night. And then we'd come out at 5 in the morning and they'd be in sleeping bags."
And having Chris [Weitz] as the director this time?
Peter Facinelli: "Fantastic. You know, the second time around it's a little easier. You feel like you have like a little bit more money it feels like. The atmosphere is calmer. I think it's going to be good. It's kind of nice having different perspectives, you know, film to film. They just announced the third director too."
Peter Facinelli: "Yeah. No one tells me anything. I had to find out here. No one tells me. They told me what names they were kicking around and I know he was one of them. So now I know they made it official, unless they're trying to trick me into saying it's official."
No. Summit announced it.
Peter Facinelli: "Okay, great."