Actor Billy Burke is a hybrid driver
He returns in NBC's popular 'Revolution'.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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When it comes to green practices, "I've got an Escalade hybrid. I've always been in that camp," says Billy Burke, whose NBC sci-fi drama "Revolution" returns with new episodes March 25. "It's going to get ridiculously bigger, better, faster," he says. "We've got a little bit of power now and that's going to expand and the revolution is going to begin. Before we were on the hunt for Danny and now we're going to try and contend with this big machine. We'll probably get into the history of Miles' character and the genesis of the militia, and how that relationship grew."
After playing Bella's dad in the "Twilight" series, which he calls "a great run, a great break," Burke relishes his role as the heroic Miles, even though he's nothing like him. "I'm not a warrior. I'm not an outdoorsy person. I'm not necessarily good with my hands. I'm not skillful in the war arts. But the cynical smartass, that's the part that I relate to. The rest of the stuff I'm just making up."
With the fast pace of the show, Burke has to do that a lot. "I haven't seen the next script yet. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I love just having to make it up on the fly. The more time you have to think about it and let it gestate the more it can go wrong," he says. That particularly applies to the swashbuckling action his role requires, Burke is "still learning as I go. We don't have the luxury of a lot of training so I literally get some of those fight sequences on the day [of filming], and I like it that way." It's also a lot of fun for him. "It's gotten me back in touch with my inner 8‑year‑old."