Jennie Garth Talks Husband Peter Facinelli’s ‘Twilight’ Future
First Published: December 15, 2008 9:41 AM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch of the vampire Cullen family, Peter Facinelli plays an important role in “Twilight” — and his wife, “90210” star Jennie Garth, told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush in an interview for Access and “The Billy Bush Show” that fans will be seeing a lot more of him.
“Not so much in the second one, but in the third and the fourth one,” she said. “He’s just so happy to be a part of it and proud of it.”
But, she said, some young fans of the film may have seen too much of him already — or at least her daughter Luca Bella, 11, thinks so.
“It’s so funny because my daughter has friends that have seen the movie and they think that Dr. Carlisle is hot,” Jennie said. “She gets all weirded out, and like, ‘Eww, that’s my dad.’”
The teen vampire film earned $69.6 million its opening weekend, a figure it has now shot well past. Though Peter and stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be back for the sequel, “New Moon,” director Catherine Hardwicke will not — which came as a surprise to Peter and Jennie.
“I can’t understand it because she did an amazing job,” Jennie said.
Summit Entertaining announced that “The Golden Compass” director Chris Weitz would be taking over the series on Saturday, after announcing that Catherine would not be returning earlier in the week — even as she was promoting the film overseas.
“It’s risky,” Jennie admitted, who had nothing but praise for the director. “We were just talking about it — she did such an amazing job with [‘Twilight’] and the visual aspect of it. Everything was spot-on for that film and I hope they can kind of keep it in the same vein.”
In the meantime, Peter’s biggest fans are right at home — his three daughters, Luca Bella, 11, Lola Ray, 6, and Fiona, 2.
“They just can’t get enough of him,” Jennie said. “He loves it.”
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