The Wrap has a great interview with Peter Facinelli where they discuss how he got into acting.
For a long time I kind of convinced myself I wanted to be a lawyer. I never did any plays in high school. I was quite shy actually.
And then I went to one year at St. John’s University, and I’m studying pre-law, and I take an acting 101 class and I love it.
I remember there was a kid in the class and he said, “This is fun, but what are the chances of us actually ever being an actor?” I kind of got mad at that, and that’s when I made the decision that I was gonna be an actor, and I said, “I don’t care if it takes me six years to start getting work.” I was just that passionate about actually doing it, and I didn’t like the fact that this kid said that we couldn’t.
Read it all here.