Peter Facinelli On ‘Glee': I’ve Formed A Bond With Lea Michele

Tue, November 5, 2013 6:03pm EDT by 7 Comments
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We’ve only seen Peter Facinelli in two episodes of ‘Glee’ so far, but there’s much more where that came from. HollywoodLife.com caught up with the ‘Twilight’ alum where he revealed what the ‘Glee’ family is like on and off set.

On GleePeter Facinelli portrays Rupert Campion, the director of the Broadway show, Funny Girl. So, it’s no surprise that he’s already bonded with Lea Michele — whose character just landed the lead.

Peter Facinelli On ‘Glee': You’ll See More Of Me

“I don’t get to work with the entire cast, mostly [just] Lea Michele,” Peter told HollywooodLIfe.com exclusively on Nov. 4 at the Twilight Fan Forever Experience event celebrating the release of the TWILIGHT FOREVER Blu-ray/ DVD box set.

Peter, who portrayed Dr. Cullen in the Twilight saga, recently signed on to Glee as a director on Broadway — and he loves working on the show with the whole cast.

Glee has the hardest working cast I’ve ever seen,” he said. “You’re jumping from one set to the next doing dance rehearsals. I’m fortunate enough where I don’t have to dance or sing. I was there when they [would] bust out into these dance numbers they’d been rehearsing on their time off!”

As for Peter, we haven’t seen him sing or dance — yet!

“My character doesn’t require it!” he laughed. “I keep humming in the trailer hoping to be discovered. They haven’t yet.”

So, should we expect to see more of Peter on Glee?

“I’ve only done three episodes,” he said. “If time permits, you’ll see more of me. I’d love to do more.” We were introduced to Peter in “Love, Love, Love” and “Tina in the Sky with Diamonds” — so that means we’ll see him again, at least in one more episode!

Peter Facinelli Compares ‘Glee’ Life To ‘Twilight’ Life

While Peter is extremely busy with both Glee and Nurse Jackie, he still makes time for his friends and family — including his Twilight family!

“I’m a part of that family,” he said. “We started from the beginning, so the bonds there are for a family. And I may not see a Twilight member for a while, but when you see them you pick up where you left off — there’s no awkwardness.  It’s like seeing a relative you haven’t seen for a while — you just get this happy family. With Glee . . . they already have their family. But now I feel an extended part of it. It’s hard moving into a moving train.”

However, he likes being a “third cousin” and tols us that everyone on set is “so nice and welcoming.”

“Now I have a connection with Glee fans – it’s like a crossover for Glee and Twilight fans,” he added. That’s a perfect combination in our opinion!

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you hope that Peter continues guest starring on Glee? Let us know!

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– Emily Longeretta

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