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Is Bella’s Dad Being Cut Out of ‘Twilight’ Sequel? We’ve Got the Scoop!
April 17, 2009, 2:26 am
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On Tuesday afternoon, Summit Entertainment officially released the names of the new “Twilight” stars joining the franchise for this year’s “New Moon,” along with an official confirmation on the return of the Twilighter fan favorites.

But, was someone missing?

“Rejoining the movie are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme,” read the announcement posted on Summit’s website. “Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper , Edi Gathegi as Laurent and Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria.”

Um, hello? Where’s Billy Burke?

Almost immediately, Twilighters began speculating on whether Burke – who endeared himself to fans with his charismatic, comical take on Bella Swan’s police officer dad Charlie – had been cut from the sequel.

Before the rumors spread too far out of hand, however, we’ve got the scoop on some good news for Twilighters.

An inside source has confirmed to MTV that the veteran actor is indeed in the “New Moon” cast, and will be returning as Bella’s father. Despite Billy Burke’s omission from the press release, Kristen Stewart’s family will look exactly the same when they hit theaters everywhere on November 20th.

And in case you missed it, here’s Summit’s official synopsis of the “New Moon” plot: “In ‘New Moon,’ Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson). But her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly, she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and she finds her loyalties tested.”

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Twilight Actor ‘Casts’ the Sequel
March 2, 2009, 10:48 pm
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Rumors are swirling about who will be cast in Twilight’s sequel, New Moon. Twilight actor Billy Burke has his own wish list.

“I would love to have Dakota Fanning in the movie,” Burke, who plays the character of Charlie Swan in the film, told PEOPLE at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational on Saturday.

“She’s one of the most talented young actors that’s come around in ages.”

Burke, 42, who plays the father to Kristen Stewart’s character, Bella, starts shooting New Moon next month in Vancouver and can’t wait to reunite with his costar.

“We get along in this weird ethereal way that I haven’t gotten along with any costar before,” Burke said of Stewart. “She brings something that makes me want to go to work.”

Burke says he can relate to his character more the second time around since he became a father himself to his now-7-month-old daughter, who was born during the shooting of Twilight.

“It’s the weirdest and coolest thing I’ve ever had happen to me,” the actor says of being a dad.

“I had to turn down a movie last month because I didn’t want to be away from the baby. I’ve never had to make decisions like that before. I used to be a pretty selfish bastard. Now I’m thinking like I’d rather spend time with my kid.”

The best part about being a dad? “When your baby smiles at you with their whole body. It’s enough to make me fall down.”

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Interview & Photoshoot with TwiDad Billy Burke
February 7, 2009, 11:43 pm
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TDink has a revealing new interview with Billy Burke, who plays Charlie Swan–Bella’s dad and Chief of Police in Forks, WA. In it, he seems very self-aware of the acting game, kinda over it, and a bit of a dick but with a wicked sense of humor. That’s our Charlie! I got a kick out of this line–”Most of my youth was spent dreaming of being David Bowie and waiting for ski season to start.” Didn’t we all, didn’t we all. There’s also another gorgeous photoshoot from David C Lee, who did the recent take on Christian Serratos as well.

Do you feel like you relate to your character in Twilight?

Sure, a little bit. I feel like you have to be able to find a thing or two in any character you play that you can identify with, even if those things are not necessarily admirable. The self-imposed distance Charlie keeps between himself and others, most unfortunately between he and his daughter, is an idiosyncrasy I had to cop to. It is what spoke to me most immediately as I was reading the script. I’m hoping my own newborn daughter will help me get past and grow out of that bull@#!$.

Who or what inspires you?

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. Seriously, I don’t mean to take the piss out of this question but as I see it, inspiration is a completely subjective concept. Anyone who says that they are consistently inspired by anything, will ultimately end up a liar. Inspiration by nature, is an accident. It happens when you least expect it and with any luck, when you most need it. Shame on me if I ever put the responsibility to inspire me on anyone else’s shoulders.

Theres also a video, watch it here



Charlie’s Angels
February 5, 2009, 12:20 am
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TwilightHeaded.blogspot.com has some kind words for Charlie/Billy Burke.

I wish to declare today as Chief Swan Day. Why? Well, I challenge anyone to deny that Billy Burke stole every scene he was in (yes, even the two that He Who Makes Me Swoon was in). So, here’s to you Chief Swan! Go have yourself an ice cold brew and some fish fry because you did what is virtually impossible otherwise: you made me notice that someone else was in the room with Edward Cullen: YOU!

I totally agree, Spank. I was annoyed at how much Charlie was on Edward and Bella’s case in the book, like why is he trying to stand in the way of TRUE LOVE and why in the name of everything that is holy would he try to get Bella to ditch Edward and spend more time with Jacob?! But when I saw Billy Burke on screen, I loved him. LOVED him. I loved how awkward he was with Bella, how protective he was of her and especially loved the gun-cleaning part where he snapped his rifle together before agreeing to meet Edward. And yes, my heart broke for him when Bella said those mean things to him before leaving to get away from James. That whole…”But I just got you back.” Gah. Kills me every time. Mainly I just want Charlie to be my Dad. Charlie? Can you be my Dad? Is it even legal to adopt a 30 year old married woman with young children? I don’t know, but I’m gonna make some phone calls tomorrow and find out. I’ll even bring you your beer and will pretend it’s not weird that you have beer in almost every scene of the movie or that you nickname it “Vitamin R”. Will you love me enough to give me a can of mace too?

I appreciated both Charlies, Book Charlie and Movie Charlie. Book Charlie was able to win us over slowly with his understanding and quiet compassion. Movie Charlie had me at “played by Billy Burke.” In fact, my only gripe with Movie Charlie is this: how could you subject Bella to Buttcrack Santa? If only you’d had Bella cook for you at home, like Book Charlie, we never would have had to endure his “kids love the tiny bottles” line.

When I read Twilight (the first time) I wasn’t feeling all the love for Charlie. I mean, he kinda seemed like a slave driver to me. But then, hello, Billy Burke rocked it. Big time! That was one of the things that impressed me most about Twilight (not counting every single scene that Edward is in.) But I was a little annoyed at the first conversation outside when the Blacks came to deliver the truck to Bella. Could they use the word “here” once more?? Yikes…. “ole billy here, ole charlie here…..” Hopefully they’ll be able to weave him in as much if not more in New Moon. He added so much, so much, so much, what’s the right word… oh BEER!



Twilight’s “Charlie Swan” Added to the Bill at 2009 TwiCon Fan Conference
January 29, 2009, 10:14 pm
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Billy Burke – who appears as “Charlie Swan” in the Summit Entertainment film “Twilight” – has confirmed his attendance at TwiCon ’09 – which will be held July 30-Aug. 2, 2009 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center. The convention is an homage to the series of books authored by Stephenie Meyer.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 — The glitz of Hollywood will hit Dallas next summer, as no fewer than six stars of the blockbuster film “Twilight” will attend the nation’s largest fan convention devoted to the vampire romance series.

Billy Burke – who appears as “Charlie Swan” in the Summit Entertainment film – has confirmed his attendance at TwiCon ’09 — which will be held July 30-Aug. 2, 2009 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center.

Adding to the excitement of today’s announcement is the unveiling of a new contest that will award two fans the chance to be front and center at the star-studded question-and-answer session during the TwiCon event. Fans are asked to submit a commercial as a “video response” to TwiCon’s official YouTube announcement of the contest. TwiCon organizers will narrow down the top five entries, and the public will select one winner who will earn the front row spots at the Q & A with the stars. Fans MUST be registered to attend TwiCon to be eligible to win the video contest, so sign up now (and view complete rules) at http://www.TwiCon.org.

Other stars already confirmed at TwiCon include Peter Facinelli – starring as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the fall blockbuster; Jackson Rathbone – who portrays Jasper Hale; Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen), Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) and Mike Welch (Mike Newton). The stars will join the Mitch Hansen Band; series expert Bailey (NoMoreMarbles); bands Twilight Music Girls and The Bella Cullen Project; Kaleb the Twilight Guy; and parody group Evil Iguana Productions as special guests at the fan fest. Additional appearance announcements regarding the cast will be made at http://www.TwiCon.org throughout the coming months.

Organizers of TwiCon expect more than 2,500 registrants to descend on Dallas for the fan fest, sponsored by Twilight Teez and Manic Panic, among others.

TwiCon 2009 is the premiere unofficial conference celebrating Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight saga. The event is expected to feature a Twilight movie screening, live Twilight inspired band performances, the Volturi Masque Ball, opportunities to meet Twilight cast, dozens of breakout sessions, panels, workshops and more, as well as a Vendor Hall where dozens of vendors will offer items and collectibles inspired by the Twilight books and movie. The event also will feature an Artists’ Alley fan exhibition of handmade art and goods. With “New Moon”, the sequel to “Twilight” and the second book in the series, slated to begin filming soon TwiCon anticipates a surge of interest from fans and media alike.

All-inclusive tickets for the convention are $255 and available at http://www.TwiCon.org. Those interested in participating as a vendor at the event may purchase their booth space for $750 through the http://www.TwiCon.org website.

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I saw Twilight for the 10th time last night… I really noticed Billy Burke and Peter Facinelli while I was watching. Billy was really good, and Peter is kinda hot ! And also Jasper is awesome.
But still, Edward is just pure awesome (:



Billy Burke’s Film Ends A Day of Filming
January 19, 2009, 10:52 pm
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Ticket Out” is the story of a custody battle and a flight from justice. A woman, played by Breckenridge, is denied custody of her children, and she flees her abusive husband, played by Billy Burke. The scene in the Jasper County Courthouse is early in the movie, showing custody being granted to Billy Burke’s character. A scene later in the movie will be filmed next month in Prairie City. The movie is being produced by Disparate Films, LLC of Urbandale, and is expected to be ready for the theaters late this year.

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