In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Peter Facinelli talks about his post Twilight plans, what he’ll miss about being Carlisle Cullen and more:
Julie Miller: How does it feel to be at your last Comic-Con for Twilight?
Peter Facinelli: It’s a little sad. I’m going to miss the fans. They’ve treated us so well, at Comic-Con especially. But just because the movies are over doesn’t mean the fans will disappear. I hope. Otherwise it will be me standing outside with a bunch of markers and no one who wants an autograph. [Laughs.]
Are you going to mourn Carlisle after the film opens in November?
I’ve mourned all of my characters but I haven’t really mourned him yet. Maybe in December, I’ll have a little vigil for Carlisle. Usually, when I wrap a character, there’s a three-to-five day depression that I go through because a part of you is gone. You’ll never get to play that character again. I got so used to playing Carlisle, though, that I never had to mourn the loss of him because I knew I would revisit him at some point. When we wrapped last time, I think we shot for six months. I wasn’t ready to mourn him; I was just thankful to be done. I knew that also I would have Comic-Con and there would be press [for the movie], so he is kind of still with me. But I think in December, there is no more to talk about. It’ll be complete.
At the panel, fans asked about Stephenie Meyers’s writing a follow-up to Breaking Dawn. It seems like readers are desperate for the Twilight story to continue.
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What will you miss most?
The fans. There is something really special about Twilight fans where they all come together for the love of these books and this story. When you get all of these Twilight fans together in a room, it doesn’t matter whether or not they know each other. They all kind of are bound by this love and they become friends. You feel this energy. There are Twilight fans that I’ve known for years now that come to different events, and I’ll be like, “Oh, you got a haircut!” I know their names and they become members of this community. Then I’ll miss the cast relationships, because even though I might get together with one or two of them here or there, everyone is so busy. So I really appreciate moments like today and doing press sometimes because that brings the cast together. I was thinking that today, that this Comic-Con panel was probably the last time that the cast will be together in the same room.
Read the entire interview HERE!
The Wall Street Journal is doing a new column on various celebrities’ first working experience. Below is Peter Facinelli’s:
Growing up in Queens, New York, in the 1980s, Peter Facinelli was anxious to get around. Too young to ride the subways alone, Facinelli’s dominant means of transportation became his bicycle. Which is why it came as no surprise that Facinelli entered the working world in an occupation that relied heavily on his wheels — newspaper boy.
“I wasn’t very good. I’m really lazy and I hated getting up in the mornings so my mom would get up, and bless her heart, she would fold the newspapers and put the rubber bands on them and then she would put all the papers in my milk carton basket that was strapped onto my bike. I would, half-sleepily like in a zombie state, deliver these newspapers,” said Facinelli, who will reprise his role as the vampiric Dr. Carlisle Cullen in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”
Read more here.
In a new interview with People Magazine, Jennie Garth opens up about her divorce to Twilight Saga star Peter Facinelli:
From People Magazine:
When Peter Facinelli told Jennie Garth last fall that he wanted a divorce, she at first refused to give in.
“I was very resistant,” she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive new interview. “I didn’t want it to happen. It took me some time to come to peace with it.”
The couple, who wed in 2001, always had what looked like a storybook marriage. Parents to daughters Luca, 14, Lola, 9 and Fiona, 5, they dubbed themselves the Facinelli Five and reveled in family traditions that included camping in an RV, family movie nights and bingo tournaments.
But over the past two years, as Facinelli’s career was taking off (he plays Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series and is a regular on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie), the couple began spending more time apart.
In 2010, Garth, 39, and their daughters moved to the family’s Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., ranch house, while Facinelli, 38, commuted from Vancouver and New York City.
“He would do everything he could to fly back every weekend,” says Garth. “[But] it took a real toll on our marriage.”
Since then, “I’ve gone through my darkest parts and I’m coming out of it,” says Garth, whose new CMT reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, premieres on April 20. “I’m okay. I don’t know what the future holds, but then I’ve never been a planner. And maybe that’s a good thing.”
For more on Jennie Garth’s life as a single mother, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Sadly, Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth have filed for divorce. Read below:
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have split.
The couple, who were married for 11 years and have three children together, released a joint statement saying:
“While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children. We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time.”
Last night Peter stepped out for the premiere of The Hunger Games in LA with his oldest child, Luca, who tweeted, “At the #HungerGames premiere! Can’t hardly wait! With the best daddy.”