Whether he’s Uncle Jesse or Grandfather Jimmy, one things for sure, John Stamos loves working with kids!
“We obsess over the twins,” Stamos told PEOPLE of how he and costar Josh Peck dote on Emelia and Layla Golfieri, who share the role of his granddaughter on Grandfathered when he attended the 2nd Annual Goodwill Gala in Dana Point, California on Saturday . “We went to Disneyland last week, me, [Josh] and we took the twins.”
Its clear Stamos has a lot of fun with his on-set family. When it comes to his real life family, however, it’s fun with a slightly different twist. “I don’t get advice,” the actor joked of what his real-life sister Alaina Talarico (who’s husband is the CEO of Goodwill) wants to impart on him the most. “I get a stern, ‘It’s time for you to have kids, go impregnate somebody … but make sure it’s a nice girl.’ ”
“I don’t know what the other side is. I’ve never had [kids],” the 50-year-old actor said. “When the time is right, it’ll happen. This year has been about clearing my head, being healthy and getting my career on track. I think everything will fall into place as long as I’m good, solid and spiritual.”
Spirituality is a daily regiment for Stamos. “I meditate and I pray every day,” he said. “I studied transcendental meditation when I joined the Beach Boys and it’s helped a lot since the work schedule has been so hectic.”
It has also been a particularly difficult year for the actor. In June, he was charged with a DUI and entered rehab for substance abuse in July. His mother also passed away last year. However, tapping into his spiritual side has given him “clarity and calmness.”
“I’m always in such a turbulent up and down,” he said. “So you are looking for consistency.”
A good friend can do wonders in bringing about consistency. And since the show launched, Stamos has drawn a lot of inspiration from costar and buddy Peck. “He’s a spectacular human,” said Stamos. “He’s a guy who lives right and is a good honest person. Everyone is asking him ‘what are you learning from John?’ And I’m actually learning from this kid, cause he’s got it right.”