'Eclipse' Star Peter Facinelli Q&A: Twi-Hards & Cookies for Kids' Cancer
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Peter Facinelli may be in the middle of one of the biggest film premieres in history, but he’s taking it all in stride.
Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the head of the Forks, Washington, vampires, is instead focusing on the family -- but not only the blood-sucking clan. Facinelli is one of the ambassadors for Glad's campaign to help Cookies for Kids' Cancer and has personal and passionate reasons for getting involved in the non-profit that raises money to fight pediatric cancer -- the number one killer by disease of children under 18 years old.
I talked to Peter about Cookies for Kids' Cancer, and how his real-life family feels about having a Cullen in their midst.
You have a teenage daughter; is she a Twi-hard? Or just like, ehhh, that’s my dad.
She’s more like ehhh, that's my dad. I ruined it for her in that way. She can’t be a full-on die-hard Twi-hard, because it’s like, “My dad is in the movie and that would be weird.” She loves the movies, but it’s not like she can wear Twilight merchandise. Her friends would be like, "That’s kind of weird."
But she could declare Team Edward or Team Jacob.
She has mentioned Team Edward before. But she wears Carlisle t-shirts. She’s a Carlisle supporter.
Is your wife (actress Jennie Garth) a big fan as well or does she keep her distance?
She’s excited for the movie; she’s read all the books. She really enjoyed the movie.
You have a family of supporters, but not fanatics.
Would you let your daughters camp out for the Eclipse premiere?
I don’t know what the environment was like down there. I went down to visit it, and it seemed very safe. Everyone seemed very happy. It was like a mini-Woodstock. Before I did, I would definitely check out the safety factor.
I mean more of a safety factor because it was the middle of downtown. They didn’t seem to have any problems. Everybody seemed really happy and excited to be a part of it. But for my kids to camp out and do something like that, I would have to have a lot of information. But I love camping out. I have an RV. I might just forgo the tent and pull up the RV.
When you were a kid, did you ever have an obsession like this?
Not to this degree. The only thing I can remember is when Rocky 3 came out and standing in a line that was all the way around the corner. I thought a two-hour wait online was a big deal. Usually movies didn’t have a line around the block. So when a line formed around the corner, you knew it was a good movie. I can’t even relate it to camping out for five days for Eclipse.
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