Billy Burke may not be flashing his abs or delivering smoldering gazes in “Twilight: Eclipse,” but he is quite the scene stealer. We love when his character, Charlie, tries to bust up a fight between Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and Edward (Robert Pattinson).
“Charlie steps in all tough, with no idea that these two kids could just completely waste him,” Burke tells Zap2it, laughing. “From the outset we kind of found levity in Charlie. Catherine Hardwick, the director of the first film, realized that Charlie is the only real connection to reality in the film. With that, there has to be some comedy.
And some awkwardness. “I love the dynamic between Charlie and Bella. Kristen [Stewart] and I try to keep it really organic. We go into it with no overthought or preconception,” Burke says. “That scene between us in the kitchen, with that awkward talk about protection and sex is my favorite in this movie. It’s a nice departure to just have a very real moment like that, and Kristen played it brilliantly.”
]]>check out the first single for free at Burke’s website
— but unfortunately, it might be a while before we can catch him live.
“I’d love nothing more than to tour this record, but I just don’t have
the time carved out,” Burke tells us.
He’s a busy guy! Now that the “Eclipse” promotion is winding down,
Burke will be filming an episode of the upcoming TNT series “Rizzoli
& Isles,” and then he’s headed out of the country for what he
refers to as “a super-secret project.” Oooh.
He is hoping that after the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” movies wrap,
he’ll be able to focus on his music. “It’s always something I’ve been
passionate about. It’s not like I just fell into acting; I’ve always
wanted a dual career, but music has always been important to me. I just
started getting all these gigs on television and it was harder for me
to find time to concentrate on the music.” He plans to “squeeze some
gigs in” throughout the year.
His co-star Rob Pattinson had a song on the first “Twilight”
soundtrack. Could Billy be next? “I was too late to submit for the
‘Eclipse’ soundtrack, but if they’ll let me, I’ll submit a few songs
for the next one. I’m not sure about the fit, tonally, but we’ll see.
They do a great job with those albums.”
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