Jack Huston Talks About His Part in Eclipse

653 Comments October 16, 2009 by Filed Under: Jack Huston

Eclipse img jack huston 154137300792 280x210 Jack Huston Talks About His Part in Eclipse jack huston IESB.com has  an new interview with Eclipse human Jack Huston (aka Royce King).  During the interview they discuss how Jack got the role as Royce, even though that was not the original part he auditioned for -

IESB: How did you get involved with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse? What is it like to become a part of that whole phenomenon?

Jack: I literally just got back last Saturday, from filming my last little bits on it. I went in for David Slade, who’s the director, for another part that was written as a 19-year-old freshman who’s blonde-haired and blue-eyed, which I knew I wasn’t. That couldn’t be less like me. But, I went in and took a very different spin on how the character was written, and went a little nuts in the room, and David and I really got along, so he said, “I wanna get you in this movie somewhere.” So, he called me up a couple weeks later and said, “There’s this other part. Would you like to do it?,” and he offered me that.

IESB: So, who are you playing in the film and how does he fit into the story?

Jack: I play this guy called Royce King, who is the fiancé of Rosalie (Nikki Reed), before Rosalie was a vampire. It’s her backstory. It’s in 1933, during the Great Depression, and he’s a wealthy son of a banker. He’s a blue blood who takes a shine to her, but she’s not as nice as she seems and he has his comeuppance.

IESB: When you play darker characters, do you like to keep the mood light on set, in between takes, to off-set that, or do you prefer to stay in character?

Jack: It depends on what the scene is, actually. If it’s a really dark scene, then one tends to go to a bit of a darker place. But, even if you’re playing a dark person, I don’t think you can be dark, all the time. It depends on where you are. If you’re in the middle of doing a scene and you’re in between takes, sometimes you need to keep a bit of a distance, just so that your head space is fresh and not diluted by anything else. Normally, in between scenes, I’m fine.

IESB: When you work on something like that and you see how crazy it’s become for the cast, does that make you hope you never have to deal with that, or is it just part of the job that you have to deal with?

Jack: There’s two sides to that. When these kids first signed on, they probably didn’t expect that, at all. They were doing what they thought was a little movie, and it turned into this huge franchise. The buzz behind it made it one of the biggest franchises ever. I think they were all very surprised by it, but they can all now go off and do any movie they ever wanted, and demand massive paychecks.

The flipside is that, for now, it must be very difficult walking down the street with everyone looking at you and paparazzi follow you. That’s not easy for anyone to deal with. It can’t be easy, and I wouldn’t expect it to be easy, but I guess that’s sometimes the price of fame. With this, no one expected it and it just all came so quickly and suddenly that it must be quite a shock, so I guess I’m sympathetic.

I don’t think I would personally love the idea of being followed, everywhere I go. I don’t want that type of fame. That’s not something I’m looking for. I just want to do some fun, cool work and get really good roles.

You can check out the rest of the interview here!

[Photo Source: Interview Magazine. Thanks, Sparks!]

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  • http://www.newmoonmovie.org Jake–MyNaturalPath(SST)

    Hey there!!

    Saw the DM's you sent. I'll respond later, but want you to know that I did mean to use “could have been” instead of “would have been.”

  • http://www.newmoonmovie.org Jake–MyNaturalPath(SST)

    Hey! Bet you thought I forgot about this reply, didn't you, huh? Be honest.
    LOL Nope..haven't forgotten. As crazy as this seems, and it's probably the
    “teacher” part in me, I have a “sticky note” attached to my computer to
    remind me who I have to do responses to…..or at least those longer ones
    where we seem to have that “back-and-forth routine.” As a few become busier
    and aren't able to respond back to me, the list grows shorter and shorter.
    ;o)

    I also still have your e-mail from awhile back…don't think I've forgotten
    that either. ;o) *points to sticky note* It's written down. ;o) When I was
    in college I had a friend that referred to me as the “sticky note” queen,
    and she was right. To this day I still keep them on hand, sometimes attached
    to my inside garage door, sometimes to my TV. It's crazy. Right now I have
    one by my purse to remind me to get something before I leave for work
    tomorrow. At school I have this student where when make a comment about how
    I don't want to forget something she asks, “Want me to write a sticky note?”
    LOL Of course I have her do it. Sometimes she'll write a little joke on it
    or something too, which always makes me laugh. :o )

    Didn't make it to any of the posts today. Some of them are spoiler vids and
    I don't want to see or comment on them–still want some things for the
    “element of surprise.” Plus by the time I got home many of the others were
    pretty old. I checked to see very quickly what has happening on Twitter,
    then my eyes started getting kind of heavy so I laid down an took a couple
    hours nap. I've had a couple later days at school with meetings and stuff,
    then have errands to run afterwards, so by the time I get home I'm just
    beat!

    That's neat how all of your relatives are so close in proximity, especially
    when things happen like the big storm awhile back. How did your parents and
    you make your way from them? Was it job related?

    I bet that was fun having spent so much time with your grandma when you were
    younger. Not only were all of you able to get to know one another better in
    so many respects, but the memories that you have of that. There are some
    things that happen where no matter how old you are you still are able to
    look back and feel that it was just yesterday that it happened, and have the
    memory as clear as day.

    Hopefully my cousin and I will get a chance to make it down to visit our
    Mamaw soon. My brother will be coming home for Thanksgiving, so I know we
    will not be able to make it down for that holiday, and by that time the
    weather starts to get very “iffy,” so I honestly don't know when we'll get
    to go.

    Speaking of my cousin, she was able to get us tix for the 10:00 a.m. showing
    later in the day after the midnight showing. So, we'll head to the midnight
    showing, leave from there, head to a 24 hr. coffee place, sit and relive the
    whole movie again by discussing it, head home to get some sleep, then be
    back up and at it for the 10 a.m. show. LOL I know we'll be exhausted, but
    it will be SOOOO well worth it!! I already put in for that day off from
    school, using a personal day that we're allotted. We get 3 personal days
    throughout the year that we can use however we choose to do so. I went some
    years without using any at all, so I don't feel the least bit guilty about
    using one this year for the movie! :o )

    I do hope that you give some consideration to going to a masseuse, or even
    moreso a chiropractor to help with some relief in your back. Believe me…I
    know EXACTLY what you mean about being ticklish! LOL I would love to go get
    a massage, but I am so sensitive and ticklish that I know I'd be squirming
    around the whole time and wouldn't be able to enjoy the full benefits of it.
    ;o)

    I saw where you're headed back to your grandma's this coming weekend for
    your sister's birthday, I believe it is. That will be nice to get to spend
    some more time with the family…if you don't mind that too much. I always
    enjoy family get-togethers, particularly with my dad's side of the family.
    Both sides are great, but with my dad's side we all share the same type of
    humor and things, and it's just a lot more laid back/lowkey and stuff. I
    really like that.

    Hope that you had a wonderful sleep (with beloved Edward dreams) and that
    things are beginning to get back to where they need to be.

  • http://www.newmoonmovie.org Jake–MyNaturalPath(SST)

    Hey! Bet you thought I forgot about this reply, didn't you, huh? Be honest.
    LOL Nope..haven't forgotten. As crazy as this seems, and it's probably the
    “teacher” part in me, I have a “sticky note” attached to my computer to
    remind me who I have to do responses to…..or at least those longer ones
    where we seem to have that “back-and-forth routine.” As a few become busier
    and aren't able to respond back to me, the list grows shorter and shorter.
    ;o)

    I also still have your e-mail from awhile back…don't think I've forgotten
    that either. ;o) *points to sticky note* It's written down. ;o) When I was
    in college I had a friend that referred to me as the “sticky note” queen,
    and she was right. To this day I still keep them on hand, sometimes attached
    to my inside garage door, sometimes to my TV. It's crazy. Right now I have
    one by my purse to remind me to get something before I leave for work
    tomorrow. At school I have this student where when make a comment about how
    I don't want to forget something she asks, “Want me to write a sticky note?”
    LOL Of course I have her do it. Sometimes she'll write a little joke on it
    or something too, which always makes me laugh. :o )

    Didn't make it to any of the posts today. Some of them are spoiler vids and
    I don't want to see or comment on them–still want some things for the
    “element of surprise.” Plus by the time I got home many of the others were
    pretty old. I checked to see very quickly what has happening on Twitter,
    then my eyes started getting kind of heavy so I laid down an took a couple
    hours nap. I've had a couple later days at school with meetings and stuff,
    then have errands to run afterwards, so by the time I get home I'm just
    beat!

    That's neat how all of your relatives are so close in proximity, especially
    when things happen like the big storm awhile back. How did your parents and
    you make your way from them? Was it job related?

    I bet that was fun having spent so much time with your grandma when you were
    younger. Not only were all of you able to get to know one another better in
    so many respects, but the memories that you have of that. There are some
    things that happen where no matter how old you are you still are able to
    look back and feel that it was just yesterday that it happened, and have the
    memory as clear as day.

    Hopefully my cousin and I will get a chance to make it down to visit our
    Mamaw soon. My brother will be coming home for Thanksgiving, so I know we
    will not be able to make it down for that holiday, and by that time the
    weather starts to get very “iffy,” so I honestly don't know when we'll get
    to go.

    Speaking of my cousin, she was able to get us tix for the 10:00 a.m. showing
    later in the day after the midnight showing. So, we'll head to the midnight
    showing, leave from there, head to a 24 hr. coffee place, sit and relive the
    whole movie again by discussing it, head home to get some sleep, then be
    back up and at it for the 10 a.m. show. LOL I know we'll be exhausted, but
    it will be SOOOO well worth it!! I already put in for that day off from
    school, using a personal day that we're allotted. We get 3 personal days
    throughout the year that we can use however we choose to do so. I went some
    years without using any at all, so I don't feel the least bit guilty about
    using one this year for the movie! :o )

    I do hope that you give some consideration to going to a masseuse, or even
    moreso a chiropractor to help with some relief in your back. Believe me…I
    know EXACTLY what you mean about being ticklish! LOL I would love to go get
    a massage, but I am so sensitive and ticklish that I know I'd be squirming
    around the whole time and wouldn't be able to enjoy the full benefits of it.
    ;o)

    I saw where you're headed back to your grandma's this coming weekend for
    your sister's birthday, I believe it is. That will be nice to get to spend
    some more time with the family…if you don't mind that too much. I always
    enjoy family get-togethers, particularly with my dad's side of the family.
    Both sides are great, but with my dad's side we all share the same type of
    humor and things, and it's just a lot more laid back/lowkey and stuff. I
    really like that.

    Hope that you had a wonderful sleep (with beloved Edward dreams) and that
    things are beginning to get back to where they need to be.

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