Red Carpet Confidential: Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz Reflect On ‘Twilight,’ Rob & Kristen
When select cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 hit the franchise’s final NYC event on Thursday, they cap off four years of fun times.
With Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner making the rounds in Spain, their castmates Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene and Dakota Fanning say farewell in the Big Apple.
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But their castmates are never far from their thoughts.
“I love Rob and Kristen,” Peter tells me, without elaborating, when asked about their reconciliation after her July cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders.
Kellan is similarly tight-lipped, admitting that he enjoys Kristen’s company and “doesn’t know anything.”
“It’s always fun hanging out,” he tells me with a smirk. “Especially when I worked with Kristen on the arm-wrestling scene.”
Hm, what will Peter miss most?
“The community — the Twilight fans,” Peter says. “The franchise really bonded a lot of people, created a real sense of community and built a lot of friendships.”
He adds, “Over the years, I’ve gotten to see these people grow with us, with the franchise, and I’ve gotten to be friendly with some of them. You see them at event after event after event, and they become like family, so I’ll miss that sense of community. Hopefully years from now, we’ll bust out the DVD box sets and still have Twilight parties.”
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Kellan would be down to keep the memories alive.
“You typically do a movie for three months, and then you go away. It’s like you start this life, then you disperse and you don’t see those people again.”
He continues, “We’ve had the blessing to keep on coming back, and our foundation builds and builds. It’s great to work with a cast that you continuously get to work with, so we’ll be friends for life.”
One thing that has been kind to both Peter and Kellan are the endorsement deals. Peter recently launched Sears Outdoor Life clothing line while Kellan launched iD gum.
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It’s hard to believe that Kellan nearly passed on the career-making role.
Without Twilight, he envisions a different future.
“Hopefully I would have been doing more action movies,” he says. “It was fun flying under the radar. You kind of miss that. Now that you’re a part of a big franchise studio movie, you can’t do some of the stuff that I love doing, but again, I wouldn’t trade it back, because now I’m able to travel, which is an even higher passion, versus just floating by.”
He continues, “There’s a lot more opportunities. It has opened the doors for my action realm of movies, and being able to produce. I’m just so thankful. It really is a glass half full. It’s a blessing.”
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