With his talent for playing playing monsters — Henry VIII on “The Tudors” comes to mind — Rhys Meyers says he’s more than willing to follow in the footsteps of a galaxy of actors — Gary Oldman, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi, among them — who’ve portrayed the Vlad the Impaler in the movies.“I play the bad guy because I look like one,” he says. It’s just part of those energies that encompass me.” Still, Rhys Meyers admits he was daunted by the prospect of playing another sinister historical figure. I really loved Gary Oldman’s version and ‘Nosferatu.’ But I knew it was going to be a network show, and I was going to find a way to make it fascinating within those parameters.” It’s not like NBC is skimping on the blood to keep advertisers happy.That said, problem drinking doesn’t just go away, and seeing people drinking their lives away will always bother me (I’ll always feel the desire to help, even if I know I can’t).
And it can’t be easy to find a new wrinkle in this very old story, but creator Cole Haddon has tried, primarily by turning Dracula from a villain into a hero.
Soon afterward, he received a call to audition for a national ad campaign for Knorr soup, and though embarrassed by the attention from the ad, he soon found himself considered for a major film.
His movie acting debut was a very small role in the film A Man of No Importance (1994), where his simple cast credit is as "First Young Man".
In those previous photos, I noted that Jonathan looked especially friendly with his costar Natalia Vodianova, and while I didn’t think anything was going on between them (Natalia has a thing for billionaires and ONLY billionaires), I did wonder if JRM was done with his girlfriend of many years, Reena Hammer.
As it turns out, Reena and JRM probably are done, and have been done for a few months at least.