“No, you know, it’s weird; I started eating a lot more meat than I usually eat. I was just hungry for red meat the whole time. So it kind of had a backwards effect on me, because normally I’m more on the vegetarian side. So with this, I was eating steak all the time. I kind of [looked at] it from the point of view of being the patriarch in the family. I tried to make sure that even though I looked younger, there was a distinct separation between me and the kids. The character is 300-plus years [old] and he brings a lot of wisdom and experience to the table. So I tried to bring out that dignity and grace.”
— Actor Peter Facinelli describing his experience of working on the film Twilight. Peter plays patriarch Dr. Carlisle Cullen — leader of a hive of vamps who do not feast on human blood.