peter facinelli 320 'Twilight: Eclipse's' Peter Facinelli: Carlisle is 'such a calming force'Peter Facinelli was at the Television Critics Association press tour for the “Nurse Jackie” panel — but of course, “Twilight: Eclipse” came up.

]]>I actually enjoyed it because I enjoy what I do. So when I show up for work, it’s very invigorating, and I get energized by it. So there were times where I’d get off an airplane from a red-eye and have, like, three hours’ sleep and then go straight to work. But again, I’m having such a good time on the show, and the actors are so phenomenal. For me, as soon as I get on the set, I have so much energy.

Facinelli went on to contrast his “Twilight” saga character of Dr. Carlisle Cullen with his “Nurse Jackie” character of Dr. Fitch Cooper.

And it was actually really fun for me to do such contrasting roles because Carlisle is so – he’s such a calming force, and he’s a rock, and he’s a foundation of this family. And Coop is none of that. He’s – I mean, he runs around like he’s had four cans of Red Bull. So to be able to do those two contrasting roles where, in one character, I’m very still and the other one he’s very energized was a lot of fun for me.

“Twilight: Eclipse” hits theaters June 30, 2010 and “Nurse Jackie” should return with its second season on Showtime sometime in Summer 2010. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celeb news

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