The actor, who plays vampire patriarch Carlisle Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ films, is raising awareness with Cookies for Cancer to fund research for the disease. As part of the effort, Glad products has teamed up with Cookies and the actor.
Facinelli talks to PopEater about his role in the initiative, and how he wants fans to help.
“When you put all these [‘Twilight’] fans together [for the films], it’s a very powerful thing. I think if we can spin that towards other areas like pediatric cancer and bring that kind of camaraderie toward a specific event or group or cause, I think we can help change the world.”
The ‘Nurse Jackie’ star also tells us about the bake sale competition he will compete in for the cause, and what his plans for the Fourth of July are.
“I keep everything from the set. I’ve stolen all of Edward’s clothes.”
“My original Esme bracelet. I’ve seen reproductions of it in stores, but I want to keep the one that I wear once we finish [filming]. It’s mine!”
“All my character wears is jean shorts, so I’ll have to go with those. That’s my only option!”
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 forGlad’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.”
So what do Stephenie Meyer and some of the other Twi-stars think about Miley’s public declaration that she hates our favorite kind of bloodsucking dead people? Read on to find out…
Stephenie Meyer: “I didn’t like vampires before I started writing about them. I was so not into vampires. Maybe it will come to her when she’s 30 like it did for me.”
Peter Facinelli: “I’m not necessarily a huge vampire fan, but I do love the books that Stephenie Meyer created. I love that you don’t see fangs. It’s not a horror movie by any means.”
Elizabeth Reaser: “I’ve always been a fan of vampires since I was a little girl. I loved all the Anne Rice books. Maybe Miley’s resisting. Maybe they’re so popular now that it’s annoying or she’s sick of seeing us.”
Kellan Lutz: “She hasn’t met me then. I would change her opinion on that, I’m sure. I have my ways.”
Ashley Greene: “That’s so unfortunate because I love her new songs…I’m going to sit Miley down and force her to watch Twilight.”
And, Wolf-packer Alex Meraz adds: “Tell her she might like it ‘doggy’ style.”