Rolling Stone has a new interview with Goth Icon Peter Murphy, who had a cameo role in Eclipse. For those who have seen Eclipse (and I’m not going to say exactly who he is, as I do not want to ruin it for those who have not seen it yet, so stop reading if you don’t want to read a spoiler!!) he was a part of a certain “story” that was told -
“I didn’t assume there would be any interest, but just as an aside, I told her, ‘It would be excellent to be in the film, too,’” Murphy says. He’s had previous experience, performing Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in the 1983 vampire film The Hunger and has a hunch one of his tracks was key to the birth of Twilight: “I’m sure ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ helped inspire the naming of Bella,” he says. “I’m not a Twilight geek, but if I had to choose between Bela [Lugosi] and Bella [Swan], I would choose Bella Swan.”
Read more after the break!
Patsavas told him the casting for Eclipse was complete, but four months later director David Slade called, saying, “‘Come be in my film,’” Murphy recalls. Slade offered Murphy a role as the Cold One, one of the original vampires, in a brief but “pivotal” moment, to illustrate a story about the beginnings of the werewolves’ struggle with the vampires. “It’s an imaginary flashback,” Murphy says. “Almost like a dream sequence.”
His shoot for his minute-long scene took a whole day, including makeup and choreography training so he could do the stunts himself. “They technically have this neutral gray canvas object that represents the wolf,” Murphy says, “and that gives you something to fight back [against]. I couldn’t fight a real wolf, though — I’m not that brave.”
I think he was perfect for the flash back of how the Wolves came to be. Although his role was small, I think that some times the small roles help make a movie!
You can read the rest of the interview here!
Category: Eclipse Cast