12/06/2012 at 06:00 AM EST
doesn't just star in the Twilight
saga, he's also a fan!
The actor – who plays Carlisle Cullen in the franchise – recently took his parents to see Breaking Dawn: Part 2
, he said during Monday's launch of the fragrance Essenze in New York.
The trio snuck into the theater and sat in the back.
When asked about his parents' reaction to the surprise ending, Facinelli answered, "Same as everyone's, gasps!"
"It was kind of hard for me to watch as well, to see his head coming off like that, but thankfully it wasn't all what it seemed to be," he said
Facinelli – who split with Jennie Garth
in March – recently stepped out with new love Jaimie Alexander
– Jennifer Garcia