Finally at 33, Peter Facinelli can afford to buy the one thing he’s always wanted…a Testla S Model car. Being cast in the role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight Franchise has catapulted this 15 year working actor into the public eye in a big way. Peter was hesitant to take the role of Dr. Cullen at first thinking a movie about vampires would be way too gory for his taste, but once he read Twilight, he was sold. He was he states, intrigued by vampires striving for humanity in their never-ending lives.
After reading Twilight, I was intrigued by which actor would live up to author Stephanie Myers’ description of Dr. Cullen. Just who would get that coveted role as the beautiful, model-like vampire with compassion for the human race? It seems there were plenty of actors around that wanted the role, but after personally sending director Katherine Hardwick a gift basket along with several conversations with her, Peter landed the role. And from the first time he walks through the swinging emergency room doors on the set of Twilight to the end of the movie, it’s obvious he is perfect for the role. His perfectly handsome face and kindly persona seem to fit exactly what Ms. Myers had in mind when she introduced her readers to the gentle and calm vampire, Dr. Carlisle Cullen.
Peter has been working in the movies and television business since 1995 and has a long list of accomplishments. He has appeared in “Law and Order”, “Six Feet Under” and “Damages” to name a few. Aside from the Twilight Saga, he is probably best known for his 2002 staring role in Fox’s “Fastlane” and most recently Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie”. Both roles show his wide range of acting abilities and natural appeal as a solid, dependable actor. Peter has appeared in noted movies such as Supernova and Riding in Cars With Boys. He is currently filming the third installment in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse and is working on next season’s “Nurse Jackie”.
I don’t know about you, but I can feel the excitement in the air as November 20 draws near. The word on the street has it that Dr. Cullen will have more action in the second installment of the Twilight Saga (read: face time). Nice! Included in the making of New Moon is a scene straight out of the book when Dr. Cullen reveals his philosophy on striving to become an honorable vampire who hurts no one. Judging from Peter’s former performance in Twilight, I think this scene in New Moon will be wonderful…an introduction into the life of Carlisle we didn’t see in Twilight. I can’t wait to see it.
One thing I admire about Peter is his willingness to use of his name to benefit many charities. He is not above letting his fans know about his propensity to raise money for cancer research and any other charity that needs help. And he’s not above letting his fans know what we should do to help either. Peter uses a Twitter account not only for charity purposes, but to give his fans a small glimpse into his busy life. Peter is an altruistic, down to earth guy who happens to be a handsome, kindly, talented actor and his fans love him for it.
Yes we do.
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