If you only know Peter Facinelli as flaxen-haired Cullen patriarch Carlisle, prepare to see a whole new (criminal!) side of the actor when his screenwriting debut, "Loosies," opens today. Peter stars in the independent film as Bobby, a pick-pocket who accidentally impregnates a girl during their one-night stand. (What would Esme say?!)
We sat down with Peter to get all the dish on his romance caper but, of course, talk inevitably turned to "The Twilight Saga," whose final installment hits theaters November 16. Though he has yet to see any footage from the highly anticipated release, Peter was more than happy to share a bit about the scope of the grandiose production.
"It's cool because 'Part 1' felt like a throw back to 'Twilight' because all of a sudden it got compressed and more intimate," he explained. "And it was about the family, like 'Twilight' was. 'New Moon' became about the vampires and more about the werewolves, and then 'Eclipse' became vampires and werewolves, so it was this huge ensemble. So 'Part 1' went back to that original core again, which was kind of nice. Now, the second part gets big with a tremendous cast."
Of course, one of those newbies filling out the lineup is young actress Mackenzie Foy, who portrays Bella and Edward's daughter Renesmee. And by extension, Carlisle's granddaughter. But just don't ask Peter how he feels playing a grandfather at the age of 38.
"I don't like to talk about that much," he said with a hearty laugh.