We caught up with the heads of the Cullen household, Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser, during their recent press day for Breaking Dawn Part 1 in Beverly Hills. We talked to the pair about how the experience of shooting the final installments in the series felt different, and also asked Peter whether he'll let his daughters see what is decidedly the most grown-up film yet in the franchise. He also shared some stories about truly intense fan tributes he's encountered! Check out our interview and be sure to stay tuned tonight and tomorrow for our coverage from the big Breaking Dawn red carpet!
a fan tattooed my name on them. Oh wow. Which puts a lot of pressure on me, because it's like, I have to keep doing what I'm doing, otherwise one day someone's going to be like who the hell's that on your arm. The way they handled the sex stuff and the honeymoon stuff was very tasteful. So tell me, did it feel different filming Breaking Dawn compared to the other films in the franchise? Yeah, I mean, when we wrapped it was so real. I mean, it definitely is done, and felt really done in that moment. But, I still don't think it's hit us, because we have this whole other movie coming out next year and we're here doing this. It's kind of like having our you know, Indy car races, your at the last lap, but you know you're not at the finish line yet. And I've got to ask you Peter, how would you feel about your daughters deciding to go off and get married at 18. I'm not ready to answer that question. Give it a few more years. Yeah, give me a couple more years on that. Well this movie's a obviously a lot more adult then some of the other Twilight films. So are they going to be able to see it, or are you going to hold off for a while? Well, my fourteen year old for sure. The eight year old, I mean, she's seen three of the movies so I'd hate to leave her out, but I think that we'll put some blinders on her for certain scenes, get some earmuffs. Or just take her to the bathroom, 'we're going to go to the bathroom during this sequence'. But, I was glad that they kept it PG13 though. I mean, I feel like, the first three movies had an audience for PG13 and to shut them out on this one, I would have been sad, because then my daughter wouldn't have been able to see it. But, I think that, the way they handled the sex stuff, and the honeymoon stuff, was very tasteful. There's something about shooting in a way that's tasteful, and less is sometimes more. Now how did you both react to how they handled that when you saw the first cut of the film. Was it kind of what you expected, having been on the set during shooting? Well, we weren't there for the honeymoon stuff, so I didn't know what to expect, and then, for the birthing scene we weren't there, so I didn't know what to expect. So you guys missed out on one of the biggest, most anticipated moments. Were you a little bit jealous? No. It was more exciting as an audience member, because I had no idea what to expect. I was bummed being the doctor, you know here's my moment to shine, and the doctor's not in right now. Right. What is the craziest Twilight tribute from a fan that you have ever heard about? Oh you had one that's really intense. I had, a fan tattooed my name on them. Oh wow. Which puts a lot of pressure on me, because it's like I have to keep doing what I'm doing otherwise one day somebody's going to be like, 'who the hell is that on your arm?' And it wasn't even your characters name, it was your name. It was like my name. Wow. How did you find out about that, did they tweet you a pic or something? I met her and she was like, 'can you sign my arm?' Isigned it, and then she went out and got it tattooed and came back and had it on her arm. That's intense. That's intense. That's devotion. I heard a woman, in like Spain or something, name their child Peter Facinelli. Like that was their name, Peter Facinelli, like Lopez. Like your middle name or something is just going to catch on. Wow. Calista, you probably can't top that. I definitely can't top that. I've not had any freaky experiences like that, I've, you know, no tattoos, no baby naming. Yet. Yet.