Peter Facinelli wants Pattinson’s Twilight role

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 3, 2010 | 8 Comments

Peter Facinelli, who plays Carlisle Cullen, the adoptive father of Edward Cullen, who is played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movies, says he would love to have played Pattinson’s role. The 36-year-old finds Edward an interesting and complex character and would have enjoyed trying to connect with him. “If I was maybe 10, 11 years younger – what is Rob, like 24? – I’d like to play Edward,” he told OK! magazine. “But the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree so it’s pretty cool playing Carlisle.” Peter went on to insist he is ‘Team Edward,’ joking, “I like to keep it in the family,” before revealing he’s formed a close bond with Robert since before the first movie came out. “He’s a cool guy, very professional. He’s always thinking, he’s very intense and he’s fun to hang with,” Peter added. “We were able to go out all the time and just hang out and nobody would ask questions or bother us. I remember going to open mic nights where Rob Pattinson would play the guitar. But no one knew that once the movie came out we wouldn’t be able to do that again.”

Comments & Discussion

  1. Christie • September 3, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

    He’s great as Carlisle. I love the entire Cullen family and I’m looking forward to seeing them all in Breaking Dawn.

  2. Ally • September 3, 2010 @ 4:46 PM

    He’s too dorky to have played Edward

  3. Sam • September 3, 2010 @ 5:14 PM

    @ Ally, are you serious?

    You’ve obviousy never seen fastlane or any other thing Facinelli has worked on, cause if you had you’d know that he’s about a thousand times cooler than pattinson…Seriously, go watch fastlane and tell me you still fell the same way.

  4. beast • September 3, 2010 @ 11:30 PM

    edward looks like jimmy fallon in this picture 🙂

  5. Quinn • September 5, 2010 @ 9:51 PM

    Ha, good one beast! Actually, they’re both good in the roles they played but I understand what he’s saying, it’s fun to think about what it would take to play a different role than the one you got.

  6. Nobody Important. • September 6, 2010 @ 4:47 AM

    so much make-up

  7. Linda • September 6, 2010 @ 10:49 AM

    I enjoy the series…it’s good romantic fun. I agree about the make-up though. I find the white faces and yellow eyes are over the top un-natural.

  8. Keith Smith • September 7, 2010 @ 10:46 AM

    I like the cast members in the roles they are currently playing lets hope it stays that way. Can’t wait for the next instalment in the series.

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