Twilight star hails inspirational work of FilmAid series

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 December, 2011, 12:00am


Peter Facinelli, a star of the Twilight films, got up close and personal with Hong Kong's 'twihards' this week. The actor made a personal appearance ahead of last night's charity premiere of Twilight Breaking Dawn - Part 1 in benefit of FilmAid at the AMC Cinema in Pacific Place.

'It's very inspirational,' Facinelli said of the film series. 'They are teaching [the unfortunate] how to tell their stories. It's a very efficient way to help people and inspire them to help others.'

Fresh from filming the latest season of comedy drama Nurse Jackie and Loosies, the first independent film he has written, produced and starred in, the actor seemed to be enjoying a well-deserved holiday in town.

'I've been to The Peak and Man Mo Temple,' he said. 'I really enjoy the city vibe.'

It is Facinelli's first time in Hong Kong and he brought his two daughters along. 'My daughters love Chinese food. They're eating it three times a day,' he said.

Asked about his post-Twilight career, Facinelli was not worried about being stereotyped as a vampire.

'I did 30 movies before that. So it's like asking Johnny Depp if he's afraid of being stereotyped as a pirate.'