Peter Facinelli was on Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer. A brief clip of the show can be seen here.
Here is a bit more from the interview:
How Peter got the role of Dr. Cullen in Twilight:
P: I got a phone call from my agency and they said “Do you want to be in a vampire movie?” and I said “No.” I was thinking like bats and caves and some kind of like B-horror, slasher movie. They said “No. It’s based on this book, Twilight. It’s got an underground following. You should read it, and Catherine Harwicke is directing it.” So I said “OK. I’ll give it a read. I love Catherine Hardwicke.” And then I read it and I just fell in love with it. It was kind of a throw back for me to the vampire tales- to the origins of the vampire. It reminded me of this black and white, film noir, beautiful love story with this vampire backdrop and I liked that so I said I would be a part of it.
A: And they told you who you were going to play when they gave you the script?
P: Yeah, they said… the dad and my first thought was I’m too young to have an eighteen year old kid and they said “No. He is twenty-three and he is three hundred and fifty years old at the same time and I said “OK. I can do that maybe. I can play three hundred and fifty.”
On Peter Playing a 350 year old vampire:
A: You look very, when I say old that’s not what I mean, you look…
A: Not now! In the movie.
J: Well in the movie he is old. He just told you he is three hundred and fifty years old, but he never ages. He is very pale because he is a vampire, but if he is caught in the sunlight, he twinkles.
P: It’s hard to look good dead.
A: No, I don’t mean that. I mean that you look very mature like you look like the father like its very apparent.
P: Well, I also played him very mature which is kind of one hundred and eighty degrees from the character I play on Nurse Jackie which is very immature. So I brought, hopefully, a lot of maturity to the character which is what you’re seeing and not seeing me as an old vampire geezer guy.
On what Peter’s childrend thing about his role in Twilight:
P: My children love the movies. I have three little girls- thirteen, seven and three. The three year old doesn’t quite get it yet- she thinks I’m on Skype so she is always trying to talk to the TV. My thirteen year old loves the books and my seven year old hasn’t read them yet but loves the movies. The thirteen year old kind of rolls her eyes that I’m Carlisle because anything a dad does is embarrassing at thirteen so..
On whether Peter is Team Edward or Team Jacob:
J: Here’s what people really want to know. Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
P: I like Team Edward I guess because that’s my family.
On Peter’s character in Nurse Jackie:
A: So you also play a Doctor on Nurse Jackie and you have a little grabbing issue
P: On Nurse Jackie my character has a sexual tick so when he gets nervous he reaches out in inappropriate sexual touch.
A: Right, it seems to be the grabbing of the breasts … then he doesn’t seem to let go.
P: Yes. It’s a very serious condition.
J: Let me ask you something. There’s someone that minds your doing that?
P: Well, Nurse Jackie does. She doesn’t like it very much and she tends to get me nervous a lot so…
A: Why does your character kind of have a crush on Nurse Jackie?
P: I think he likes older women… He wants to be accepted and liked by her… The relationship is very weird between me and Nurse Jackie. Well not me- my character and Nurse Jackie.
On wife Jennie Garth and living in a house full of girls:
J: For people who don’t know, your wife is Jennie Garth who was so great on 90210.
A: So you’re in a house full of girls?
P: I have three daughters and two female dogs and we have a nanny that is female, an assistant that’s female and a female pig.