Peter Facinelli plays an eccentric doctor in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” but in Season 2, Dr. Fitch Cooper ends up having something in common with the actor himself – a Twitter account.
And when asked about the difference between Coop’s Twitter account and his own at the Television Critics Association “Nurse Jackie” panel on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., Peter said it was all about the numbers.
“He doesn’t have nearly as many people following him,” Peter, who has nearly 1.5 million devotees, said.
The star said he enjoys the social networking site, but unlike some stars, he has no plans to make his personal space commercial.
“It’s a great way to share information with them and it’s also a great way to entertain,” he said. “I like being able to put a smile on people’s faces and I like being able to also mix that up with sharing information with them that’s important and also letting them know what I’m doing. I mean I’ve had people come to me and say, ‘Hey, will you Tweet this out?’ There’s like paid advertisement stuff. I’m not into that. I like to keep my Twitter pure. I don’t want to sell my followers anything.”
One thing Peter’s Twitter follower already know is that the star was traveling from Vancouver to New York on a regular basis over the fall to film “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire novels-turned-movies, and “Nurse Jackie.” But he revealed on Saturday that because the two characters – Carlisle Cullen and Coop – look so different, he had to go the Kristen Stewart way and use fake hair.
“Because I was doing both projects at the same time I wore a wig,” Peter said of changing into Carlisle’s light blonde coif for “Eclipse.” “I mean, there were days where I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I jump on a plane and I would be on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ set. I was going from Vancouver to NY every three days.”