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Jack Huston Talks His Royce King II Role in 'Eclipse'

October 16, 2009 (9:28 am) GMT
In addition to discussing his part in 'The Twilight Saga's Eclipse', the 'Eastwick' actor opens up about how he gets involved with the vampire film.

When the casting of "" was officially announced in September, it was revealed that the "Twilight Saga" series has got the addition of to the cast ensemble. The "" actor has landed the role of Royce King II, and recently he has shared details about his part.

"I play this guy called Royce King, who is the fiance of Rosalie [], before Rosalie was a vampire," he told IESB. "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."

Asked about how he got involved in the third "Twilight Saga" film, the 26-year-old recalled, "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."

"The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is an adaptation of the third novel from Stephenie Meyer's "" series. Knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger while she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob in this movie.

and return as Edward and Bella. takes over Victoria from , stars as Maria, and is picked up to portray Riley. This follow-up to "" is scheduled for a U.S. release on June 30, 2010.


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