Peter Facinelli Takes New York By Storm, Starts Filming ‘Nurse Jackie’ Season Two
As planned, Peter Facinelli made his way to Middletown, New York for an autograph signing with fans. Part of the proceeds from the signing went to benefit Facinelli’s newest charity, Alex’s Lemonade, who tweeted that the event was a “huge success!”
According to the Times Herald-Record’s Alyssa Sunkin,
“It’s very humbling to have people come here and want to meet me,” Facinelli said of his celebrity status. “It amazes me.”
But he’s now using that status for the benefit of others, using this event and many others like it as a way to promote good causes. Fans purchased autographs for $25 or photographs for $40, and a portion of those proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that fights childhood cancer.
“It feels really good to be able to use my name to actually spread awareness …,” Facinelli said. “It’s been great to able to use it in a positive way.”
Facinelli took to Twitter after the event, too, to state that “NY fans were amazing today. Loudest screamers yet!” He also stated that his work on-set the second season for Nurse Jackie would begin today as well and that he would return to filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse next week. Eclipse director David Slade recently explained that the situation on-set Eclipse was rather “wolfy,” so it makes perfect sense that Facinelli’s work on Nurse Jackie would take place now. Season two for Nurse Jackie was greenlit for a second season shortly after the very successful premiere this June.
SOURCE: Twilight Examiner (Thanks to Raoul J. for sharing this info! :))