Peter Facinelli landed his breakout position with Cannot Hardly Wait, however he might need starred in a distinct iconic Nineties highschool comedy, if not for his unwillingness to regulate his imaginative and prescient for the half.
The 47-year-old Twilight star visited the On the List podcast on Monday, April 26, the place he advised host Brett Gursky he “was very near getting” the position of Cher’s crush Christian. Within the movie, the lead, performed by Alicia Silverstone, ultimately learns that the man of her desires, portrayed by Justin Walker, is homosexual.
“There is a checklist of flicks I nearly obtained—Clueless is one in every of them,” Peter mentioned of director Amy Heckerling‘s beloved movie. “I learn for her like six occasions. I obtained alongside very well with Amy Heckerling.”
As Peter defined, he was useless set on giving Christian a New Orleans accent, which proved the aspiring thespian to be, for lack of a greater time period, a bit clueless.
“I used to be simply new, and if you’re new, you simply do not know,” he mentioned. “You simply suppose, I am an artist, and that is what I am doing. My complete factor was, I type of primarily based it on Harry Connick Jr., that position. I type of got here in, and I used to be doing this New Orleans type of little accent, like a bit twinge of a New Orleans accent. He was a child from out of state that was going to this faculty anyway, so I assumed that that was attention-grabbing.”