This qualifies for the interview that made my jaw drop. that doesn’t happen very often. I think many of us assumed that goth icon Peter Murphy was David Slade’s idea, after reading it’s a whole other tale.
“Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has arrived onstage suspended upside down like a bat, but he went a step more goth for the latest Twilight film, guest starring as a vampire in Eclipse, which hits theaters today. The British singer tells Rolling Stone he had never read Stephenie Meyer’s book series, but he thought the movies might be a good match for his music, so he approached music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas at last year’s South by Southwest festival with a pitch.
“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.”