Peter Facinelli His breakout role ended up on Can’t Hardly Wait, but he could have starred in another iconic ’90s high school comedy if he wasn’t willing to adjust his vision for the role.
The 47-year-old Twilight star attended the On the List podcast on Monday April 26, where he told the host Brett Gursky he “was very close to getting the role of Cher’s crushed Christian”. In the film the main role is played by Alicia Silverstone, finally learns that the guy portrays her dreams by Justin Walker, is gay.
“There’s a list of films I almost got – Clueless is one of them,” Peter said of the director Amy Heckerling‘s beloved movie. “I read for her six times. I got on very well with Amy Heckerling.”
As Peter explained, he was determined to give Christian a New Orleans accent, which proved the aspiring thespian was somewhat clueless for lack of a better expression.
“I was just new and if you’re new you just don’t know,” he said. “You just think I’m an artist and that’s what I do. My whole thing was, I kind of built it on that Harry Connick Jr., this role. I kind of got in and did that little New Orleans accent, like a little touch of a New Orleans accent. He was an out of state kid who went to this school anyway, so I found that interesting. “