Peter Facinelli’s glad “The Twilight Saga’s” Cullen family will stay together for “Breaking Dawn.”
“I thought that would be really weird to have to act against other people and all of a sudden those are your family members,” the “Twilight” patriarch told AccessHollywood.com of reports that cast members, including Kellen Lutz and Ashley Greene, had been in doubt for the saga’s finale over salary negotiations.
However, all the negotiations have since been settled and the whole Cullen clan will return for the adaptation of the fourth book in the series.
“I’m glad it all worked out,” Peter said. “I think it would have been silly in the end if, or it would have watered down the franchise if all of a sudden we had a whole new family.”
However, he doesn’t mind changing directors, as each film in the series has had a new helmer. “Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon will join the series for “Breaking Dawn,” with David Slade having handled “Eclipse,” which hits theaters this month.
“It’s exciting. To be able to jump from that talent pool to another talent, from one talent to another like that, it’s great because you get a whole new perspective, it’s fresh,” he said. “You don’t get complacent because you’ve done three movies with the same director and all of a sudden it’s like, ‘OK, let’s do this again.’
“It’s probably more scary for the director to come in,” Peter added. “They have big shoes to fill from the last director that made the franchise successful and a lot more people will putting your movie under a microscope.”