Saturday, April 30, 2011

Peter Facinelli Describes EPIC Volturi Stand-off Scene

Time for the "Twilight" franchise is running out. Though the last two installments, "Breaking Dawn" parts 1 and 2, won't hit theaters until Nov. 2011 and Nov. 2012, filming wraps in Canada next month.

Zap2it spoke with star Peter Facinelli on the occasion his April 25 episode of "Nurse Jackie," and the actor explained what it's like to be one of the last ones standing on the "Twilight" set.

"I'm getting a little nostalgic," he says, "but it hasn't really hit yet. We've been in the thick of it for six months. I'm starting to feel it where you go to the workplace and a lot of people are gone. and I'm missing them already."

Facinelli, who's still got a week left primarily doing stunt work, says that filming the two pictures back-to-back was different, but the real departure for "Breaking Dawn" was working with the huge ensemble of actors.

"It was pretty epic at one point in Baton Rouge," he says of the final installment's climax. "We were doing he scene where the Volturi and the Cullen family are standing off. We had 100 people going through hair and makeup... It was kind of a circus."

Every member of the dueling vampire clans required attention from an army of stylists and designers -- which bodes well for some "Lord of the Rings"-esque visuals, but took quite a bit of time, too.

"I've never seen anything like it, he says, "to get a 100 people to shoot these scenes... and this, we shot it for two weeks straight. It was pretty intense, but it was a lot of fun."