EXCLUSIVE! Six Things You Didn't Know About 'Vampires Suck' Star Chris Riggi!

Tue, August 17, 2010 11:56am EDT by 1 Comment

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Meet Jacob White — not to be confused with Taylor Lautner’s Jacob Black — played by Chris Riggi in the upcoming parody movie Vampires Suck!

Think you know everything about sexy Vampires Suck star Chris Riggi? Guess again! HollywoodLife.com caught up with the Gossip Girl actor and learned six new interesting and fun facts about about this HollyHunk. We bet you didn’t know ANY of this!

  • Chris has a black belt in tae kwon do: “I was wresting with my brother Vince in the car. We would just fight in the car, pull each other’s hair and scream, punch each other in the face. My parents drove off the side [of the highway] and found Pai’s Academy of Taekwondo and they signed us up. I did it for seven years!”
  • Chris has a major cougar crush on Diane Lane: “I get teased for that. I’ve been a fan of her’s since I don’t even know.”
  • Chris is obsessed with country music: “I have a thing for country. My family is a huge fan of country. I grew up on it, my mom would always play it in the car. I like Toby Keith, Elvis and Reba McEntire!” Chris even broke out into Reba’s song “Fancy.”
  • Chris is a puppy lover: “I have two dogs — 4-month-old French Bulldog Tucci (after Stanley Tucci) and Stella, the Chihuahua. I treat them like humans. I don’t have kids, but they count. Dogs count on you to protect them and feed them and take them to the vet, so they are in essence your kids.”
  • Chris can’t live without meatballs: “The one thing I can’t do without would be meatballs. My mom makes amazing meatballs.”
  • Chris prefers vampires over werewolves (even though he plays a werewolf in Vampires Suck!) “I love vampires. I’m not a fan of werewolf movies. I would say for Twilight fans, wolves kick ass big time. New Moon shows how bad ass they are. But I would say personally for me, I’m a huge a huge fan of Buffy and Angel!”

Be sure to check out Vampires Suck when it hits theaters Aug. 18!

— Lindsey DiMattina