The Twilight saga has sent Peter Facinelli’s career into the stratosphere but in a parallel universe he’s playing a somewhat younger, less- together doctor than Carlisle Cullen. As the face of All Saints’ marketing campaign (‘‘ If Looks Could Cure’’) on N
Q. For someone so smart, Coop’s a tiny bit dumb, isn’t he? A. Well, he’s socially inept is his problem. And he has a lot of issues. I’d like to see him in therapy. Q. He doesn’t seem very self-aware. A. He’s completely clueless. I liken him to a puppy dog in a room full of people who hate dogs. He’s always jumping up on them, wanting to be liked and they’re always kicking him away and he doesn’t understand why. You can’t not like him. I mean, you can? But he sort of grows on you. People ask me, ‘‘ Would you want Coop to treat you?’’, and I say it depends on what day of the week it is. He could either cure you of cancer on a Monday or, on a Wednesday, he’ll kill you with an ear infection. Q. How weird, being part of Twilight and then this little cool show not a lot of people know about. A. I’m so fortunate to have both. I love being able to do this big franchise that has a lot of fans. They love the books and I love being able to do this quirky half-hour. And it’s a niche show and the people who watch it, they get it. Hey, I’m coming to Australia for the first time. There’s some kind of autograph signing, Sydney and Melbourne. It’s like a two-day event. Q. That’d be a Twilight thing? A. Yeah, but I won’t turn Nurse Jackie fans away.