Peter Facinelli Interviewed

Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle in the Twilight movie,  answered was nice enough to give us an interview.

Some special features are as follows:

  • Peter answering questions as Carlisle Cullen
  • His onscreen relationship with Liz Reaser
  • His inspiration for the role
  • The accent being used

We’d like to thank Cocoa for conducting the interview, Chelle and Peter’s management, but most especially Peter for taking the time to do this during a very hectic week.


  1. Oh!! I can’t wait to read it!! You guys rock!!!

  2. Great interview Cocoa. I love hearing from Peter, he’s going to make such a great Carlisle. This movie is going to be great.

  3. behappyhewhispered says:

    That made my day. He is going to be PERFECT as Carlisle. He seems so….genuine. Ya know? And Robert Redford….the "manly" comment cracked me up. Manly yet gentle and compassionate Carlisle!…lol. And it reminded me….I wish we could hear from Elizabeth…I love Esme.

    Never you fear, we are working on it! We are all about hearing from the Twilight ladies, and have a few things lined up.

  4. That is cool how they can talk to the actors!!!! I would do ANYTHING to talk to my favorites.

  5. Sequinnzz says:

    Wow. I really want to hear who was originally offered the part. When he said that I first thought of Henry Cavill but it obviously isn’t him. A decade older? Aww, I’m dying to know now!
    Major love for Peter though! Always taking time out for interviews and such. He seems really dedicated to the role (and the fandom! Bless.) which is so reassuring.
    A BRILLIANT choice for Carlisle, I think we’d all agree.


  6. Sara( Yeah theres many of us) says:

    Haha.. the thing that made me laugh, was his daughter- LucaBella.Lol. That was was just too funny.. πŸ˜€

  7. twiholic says:

    How many times do I have to say that I love him as Carlisle? As many times as it takes!

  8. dexy_dexa says:

    Wow i love peter for taking the time to do this! Its really nice for us twilight fans. Thanks again peter and cocoa!!

    Hey yeah!!! We do need to hear from the Cullen women. When can that happen? Anybody know???

  9. dexy_dexa says:

    P.S. I have this site on everyminute of the day at work. Every so often i’ll hit refresh and whoosh!!!!! A brand new article!!! Thanks again Lexicon!!

  10. silly beautiful oversensitive girl says:

    he sounds like a great carlisle!

  11. Brianna says:

    out of all the actors/actresses in te movie peter has semed to be the nicest and most willing to share info! i think he is perfect for carlisle.

    also, i have had a hard time lately reading other books cause of twilight but i have found some that are sooooo good! the author is marcia lynn mcclure and all of them are soo good! if you by some chance get your hands on them it will only take you a day to read each. i promise you!
    hopefully it will help people untill breaking dawn comes out!

  12. Uuuuuuuuuuuugh, he is SO freaking PERFECT for Carlisle!!! πŸ˜€ As I’ve said many times before, Peter just “gets” Carlisle. He gets him so well…And I LOVE that he answers questions AS Carlisle! Talk about getting into character! He does it off-screen as well! I’ve read some other interviews where he speaks “as Carlisle”, and it just adds a whole other element to his research and ability to become the character.


  13. jacob's_imprint says:

    Wow. Very nice of him to do that. I don’t mean to be rude, but I really want an interview of the beautiful Taylor Lautner.

    I wouldn’t be concerned. πŸ™‚

  14. karcullen says:

    Peter never ceases to amaze me! Every interview I’ve ever read from him (and as I think we all do, I have read A LOT [ : ) he has really hit Carlisle right on the dot! He is soooo into his character that it makes me giggle everytime I read something.
    It’s the weirdest feeling: in fact, all of the cast does! It brings me physical joy even to just read something they said: it would bring me physical pain to be seperated from any of them now (lol guys, I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist; that line was just staring me right in the face!).
    Peter makes me even more ecstatic about the movie, and furthermore his whole entire career; it’s undeniable! I feel like I’m writing an essay, so I’m gonna stop now, but there are just so many ridiculously wonderful things to say! [ :

  15. Thayet1231 says:

    Peter Facinelli is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! The way he acts reminds me of Carlisle…very refined – very polite!

  16. Thayet1231 says:

    thanks so much Cocoa! and thank you Mr. Facinelli!

  17. lala-swan says:

    Thank you guys at the lex for giving us so many incredibly cool things…Today was one of the saddest days ever, my granie died and I was really sad, but then you come up with so many thing…Thanks again. And Peter rocks!!! Such a great choice for Carlisle….the interview was great. And the “never you fear, we are working on it” sounds amazingly suspicious…And Brianna, thanks for giving us some options to bear the wait until BD comes!

  18. Crystle says:

    Wow! Geesh, I just keep falling deeper in love with these actors and actresses. They are so true to their characters, so very… them. If all else in this movie goes wrong, than at least we’ll have this amazing chemistry between them all and the believability that the actors will all bring to the screen.

    In all of his interviews, I’m always so happy when I come across a part where he answers AS Carlisle! That is just awesome! He’s separated himself enough from him, but is connected to him enough to truly voice Carlisle’s sense of self. O: Love it.

  19. Love him!Love him! Love him! Love him! Love him!
    He’s so perfect for the role! Its so awesome that he’s in love with the books and the story and he ‘gets it’! I appreciate his dedication so much!

  20. jo schmoe says:

    i really liked hearing from him… did anyone else notice that when he was talking about carlisle’s accent with stephenie meyer that he called her stephenie meyers? it might have been a typo- i hope so πŸ™‚

  21. I can’t even fathom that he would be a second choice!! He is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!

    He seems like such a great person. I can’t wait to see him in this movie!

  22. so i guess they are all done shooting…..i wonder why it takes till december to come out into theaters..and i really hope it comes out on DVD!!!

  23. he can’t spell steph’s name. that’s sad…

    his daughter seems so cute, to want to be called bella now! she’s so lucky to be able to experience this at such a young age. Peter seems like a really great guy and I support him one hundred percent! πŸ˜€

  24. jo schmoe says:

    if it doesnt come out on DVD im going to be writing some serious hate mail… ive never written hate mail before, it could be fun- not nearly as much fun as watching the movie with commentary from the cast! i hope that they include that feature on the dvd

  25. luckys: it takes so long for the movie to come out because they need to edit and everything. they don’t shoot the scenes in order, so they need to pick which take of each scene is best and put it all together with music and such. i wish it would come out sooner, but I’d rather have a perfect twilight movie than a screwed up one. πŸ™‚ and of course there’s going to be a dvd! i’ve read extra reports about how there’s a guy in charge of filming stuff for the dvd special features. but the dvd probably wouldn’t come out until may of 2009, so….yeah.

  26. I love it, I love it… I love it!!!!

    I just love how wonderful Peter is… could we ask for nicer people… cutier πŸ™‚ too… to be part of this cast.

    I get butterflies just reading… I almost want to send a personal thank you to Peter for being so giving and interviewing with all us fans!!!

    What a great guy …and he has totally hit the Carlisle role to the tee.

  27. MareBear says:

    It keeps getting harder to have a favorite cast member! They all seem so down to earth and “normal”…I love it.

    I have read so many different interviews and such where the cast has done so much research and gotten really into their characters..this makes me very happy! I was worried when I heard it was going to be a movie because I thought it would be interpreted as some low-budget, trendy, chick-flick! I think we’re safe though! πŸ˜‰

  28. Bella_twilight says:

    Oh…My…Edward… He’s… CARLISLE!!! The Way he speaks and gets into his character… WOW~! It just amazes me

  29. Peter IS Carlisle!!!!

  30. Mary ALICE says:

    i really love how much the actors/actresses are so dedicated to making this film turn out perfect for us fans and the others. I believe that they know how big this film is, and so their looking over, getting information, and practicing to become the best edward, bella, carlisle, emmet, jasper, alice, rosalie, esme, etc. every day gets closer to the premeire, and each day we get more information and updates on the movie. it makes me so happy! i think we should all cheer on the cast and crew for doing such a wonderful job! THANK YOU! : ]=

  31. seraphicullen says:

    This is going to be perfect! Carlisle is very important, and I think Peter will be able to portray him with much ease. As well as for other characters, they are so dedicated; it makes the waiting period for the movie seem even longer! I’m quite excited. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB! :] I can hardly wait!

  32. its too bad he wont use the accent…
    I like him as Carlisle however

  33. I love hearing interviews. Clearly he is perfect for the role of Carlisle im happy he seems to have such a deep understanding of the book and Carlisle

  34. Peter is SO Carlisle! I think he really IS perfect for the role.
    Thanx for the amazing interview!

    But did anyone notice? He wrote StephAnie Meyer…. hmmm… Somebody has to read the books again…

  35. Great interview, though it only builds up my anticipation for the next book and the movie! ^^

  36. littleyellowporsche says:

    he is Carlisle! he will be amazing!

  37. SO SO SOOO excited for this movie!!!!! He so perfect for Carlisle! I’m glad he’s not doing a British accent. Though i sometimes wondered in the book if either he or Edward had one. I simply imagined them to just be very proper with their grammar

  38. Edwardfan says:

    He will be a great Carlisle! I think that he grabbed the feelings of his character very well. I can´t imagine anyone else as Carlisle than him so I´m happy with the choice!

    But I have to mention that he sometimes reminds me of Mathew Bellamy from Muse…haha =D

  39. L. M.- Too lazy to log in.. says:

    He’ll definantly be an excellent Carlisle- but, has anyone else noticed the HUGE number of Peter interviews floating around? I’m not complaing or anything- but I think there’s more from him than the rest of the cast put together!!

    Haha- And thats just like Carlisle, when you think about it; The good doctor is the one member of the family who interacts the most with humans! ^^

  40. Peter Facinelli IS Carlisle. Both in looks and personality. I’m so glad that the cast of this movie is so perfect; most every actor is like their character. We have Mike Welch, for Mike Newton, who is very fun to hang around, Kristen Stewart for Bella, who is more serious, down to earth, and “plain,” (she has been in most of the movies Ive seen with her, and that’s not a bad thing, because she’s still very pretty), like Bella, there’s Robert Pattinson who’s dazzling like Edward…. And now Carlisle.

    This movie has the perfect cast and is staying very close to the book, with minor-er details like dialogue in different settings (as stated by the wonderful K from Kalama/Kiki), and all I’m worried about now is the special effects. Like the running on tree tops thing (although I did see a picture of them filming it, and it’s not terrible) and the baseball scene (I just hope the thunderstorm doesn’t look completely fake or anything). But other than that, I am completely excited for this movie, and anyone who thinks it will be nothing like the books (aka the people who aren’t following movie news) have another thing coming.

    I kind of just went on rambling. But does anyone else agree?

  41. OMG! He’s so perfect. I love the way he sees Carlisle. I’m kinda glad that he’s not using the accent, but only because all the times I’ve read all of the books I’ve never managed to have Carlisle w/ a britsh accent. It was always like Edwards. Early 1920 – 1930.

    Peter seems like such a gentleman. He’ll be great. No doubt about it.

  42. Carolyn says:

    Hey, is there another version than the link posted? Because Adobe is a no-no on my computer. Doesn’t work at all, and I’d really like to read this.

  43. Breanne says:

    Ok *dies* *Wakes up and FREAKS OUT* Carlisle is my absolute favorite character and Peter is going to do an excellent job! He’s just the right blend of handsome and smart and he’s so nice!!!!

    I mean he talks in character!! In character!!! I love it! I can’t even grasp the idea of there being another Carlisle, Peter just is Carlisle!

  44. SarahOlivia says:

    Wow! I am so impressed by the amount of research and effort all the actors put into this movie! First he reads the book and loves it! Then he really cares about the whole background of Carlisle and researches all the history the character’s lived through and even visits a real doctor! Peter Facinelli rocks! I’m so glad everyone is so concerned about sticking as close to the book as possible! YAAAY! πŸ™‚

  45. πŸ™‚ xxx

  46. dear mr.peter facinelli i bet you injoye playing mr. cullen with your wife and kids i can just picture it in my head and i am laughting inside and out any how for playing a vampire and a dr. mr. cullen you look hot and sexy for a man who is playing a dead vampire in the movie the twilight and the new moon and eclips and breaking dawn. any how whatdifftrent from doing the twilight and the new movie the new moon whats going to hapen in the movie.

  47. I can’t wait for the movie to come out. More Jacob!!!!!!!

  48. all i can say is that i,m speechless i love all the cullen family and bells but this interview really shows off carlisles character in a way

    i am offically hunting edward down

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