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Jennie Garth: Luca 'Weirded Out' by Fans' Fascination with Dad

12/16/2008 at 05:00 PM ET
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While the new movie Twilight has managed to start a craze across the nation, the actors, including Peter Facinelli, seemed to have captured the hearts of countless adoring fans — many of those being teenage girls. With his fan base increasing, the 35-year-old’s wife, actress Jennie Garth, shares in an interview with The Billy Bush Show that Peter is "so happy to be a part of it and proud of it," but goes on to admit that the couple’s 11-year-old daughter Luca Bella has a bit of trouble understanding the fascination with her father.

"It’s so funny because my daughter has friends that have seen the movie and they think that [Peter's character] Dr. Carlisle is hot. She gets all weirded out, and like, ‘Eww, that’s my dad.’"

Although, understandably, Luca is unable to look at Peter in any other light other than her father, Jennie says that she and her two sisters — Lola Ray, 6, and Fiona Eve, 2 — are Peter’s number one fans and soak up the time they spend with him. "They just can’t get enough of him. He loves it," reveals the actress.

Twilight is now in theaters.

Source: Access Hollywood

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Lola on

Hahaha.
I can totally understand that!I went to school with the daughter of a famous musician in my country, and all of us girls thought he was gorgeous and she used to say “Don’t say that!So gross!He’s my dad!”…

Elyse on

I just got turned on to the Twilight series after seeing the movie, and I absolutley love it, despite my age (23.) I can understand the fascination with Peter in that movie. He is pretty darn handsome in that role!

Danyelle on

I completely agree, Elyse. I just recently found out about Twilight, mostly because of the movie, and I’m 21. Peter was gorgeous as Carlisle!

Sami on

Oh yes he is. Carlise just seems more “age-appropriate” to me even though all of the actors, practically, are at least 20. There is just something odd about mooning for a high schooler for me. I’m 27.

Cate on

It’s tough enough being 11, but having your friends think your dad is hot…ooh awkward.

Twilight was made so much better by the movie though. Peter was great as Carlisle.

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