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Отправлено: 17.02.10 23:15. Заголовок: Эван вспоминает как ..
Эван вспоминает как целовал Джонатана в Бархатной золотой жиле
“I remember when I kissed Johnny. It was just a rush at the end of the day. It was just an electrical moment, because you look around and some of the British electrician guys — who are all mainly closeted homosexuals, I think — were sitting around going ‘Fuck, no.’ But I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it’s quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good.”
Отправлено: 22.02.10 01:39. Заголовок: Ask Irish actor Jona..
Ask Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers about his rise to fame and he'll tell you matter-of-factly that if he had been born "short and fat" he probably wouldn't be where he is today.
"Actors who believe their physicality is not an intrinsic part of why they get the role are fooling themselves," he says. "Your physicality defines the roles that you play. The reason Angelina Jolie plays the roles she does is because she looks that way."
Rhys Meyers's looks have led to him playing his fair share of morally and/or sexually ambiguous roles, such as the glam rocker in Velvet Goldmine and the ambitious social climber who is prepared to commit murder in Woody Allen's Match Point.
Rhys Meyers, whose latest film is From Paris With Love, grew up as the eldest of four boys. His mother survived on welfare and they were so poor he's admitted in the past he stole food to survive.
These days he lives in Los Angeles and commands million-dollar fees, yet he remains slightly contemptuous of the film industry and many of his colleagues. He once criticised fellow actor Orlando Bloom for getting paid millions of dollars despite being unable to "string two words together".
"You don't see me dating a Hollywood actress," he says. (He was dating Reena Hammer, heir to the cosmetic line Ruby & Millie, until recently). "And you don't see me playing golf with politicians and directors. I live a very un-Hollywood life yet I do a very Hollywood job."
Having said that, he has had a few stints in rehab - a very Hollywood pastime. He insists that's all in the past. Rhys Meyers will tell you that he got into acting for the "soft money" it offered. Now he says he is motivated by vanity: "Any actor who sits down in front of you and tells you they're not vain, it's bullshit. To get up in front of a camera, of course you have to have a certain amount of vanity. All acting is narcissism in some way. Am I a narcissistic person? Absolutely. Am I vain? Absolutely." http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/for-some-acting-is-a-vanity-affair-20100222-ookf.html
Отправлено: 09.03.10 00:07. Заголовок: The actor – who port..
The actor – who portrays character James Reece, an aide to a US Ambassador in France and secret CIA agent, in upcoming action film ‘From Paris with Love’ – thinks it is easy to fall for someone without knowing much about them, just like his alter-ego does in the film.
He explained: “Well, you know, love is blind. Really, how much do you know about your partner?
“He knows that she makes dresses, he knows that she’s into fabric, but he’s a naive guy anyway. It’s not like he’s being specifically naive because she’s so fantastically beautiful, yet it’s jarring and that’s why she’s there. He’ll go for her blindly because the beauty, the charm, the elegance, he’s living in Paris. This is the dream.
“Would I fall for it in real life? Absolutely! 100 per cent! Hook, line and sinker.”
The 32-year-old hunk is currently single, and most recently had a four year on/off relationship with Reena Hammer, the daughter of Ruby + Millie cosmetics founder Ruby Hammer. http://thebosh.com/archives/2010/03/jonathan_rhys_meyers_thinks_love_is_blind.php
Отправлено: 10.03.10 22:54. Заголовок: Irish actor Jonathan..
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers says he was thrilled to get the chance to work with his childhood idol John Travolta.
The two teamed up in the action thriller, "From Paris With Love," which features undercover agent Charlie Wax (Travolta) and nerdy diplomatic official James Reece (Rhys Meyers) trying to stop a terrorist attack in Paris.
Rhys Meyers says he's idolized Travolta since his role as disco dancer Tony Manero in the 1977 blockbuster "Saturday Night Fever."
"When you are about five or six years old you play stupid games, and we used to all try to copy Tony Manero walk with the paint can, and we thought that was cool, so everybody would try and walk the same way and be cool. I always won.”
Meanwhile, Travolta said he was delighted the two got on so well.
He said: “The chemistry is never predictable and fortunately we got on like wild fire.
“We both have the gift of the gab and we were talking incessantly between takes to get to know each other and to exchange ideas. We are both very communicative. I think it was organic.” http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Rhys-Meyers-reveals-he-idolized-John-Travolta-in-Saturday-Night-Fever-87111307.html
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Джонатан стал четвертым самым секси ирландцем по счету
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - This 32-year-old actor with the piercing blue eyes first caught our attention as an androgynous glam rocker (who got to make out with the sexiest Scotsman, Ewan McGregor, no less) in Velvet Goldmine and has continued to delight us with his scarily intense potrayals of a cheating husband in Match Point and the sex and power hungry Henry VIII in Showtime's The Tudors. http://www.yourtango.com/201061834/10-hottest-irish-hunks-st-patricks-day
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One of the greatest performances on TV in recent years has been Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing Henry VIII in The Tudors.
I would put Rhys Meyers’ Henry right up there with James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano. Yes, that good.
But Rhys Meyers gets more headlines for drinking than acting. His latest scrape had him knocking the vodka back for breakfast in a VIP lounge in New York.
He wasn’t let on the plane and all hell broke loose.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers was in the papers again for all the wrong reasons.
And it is ironic because the world loves drunken actors – as long as their exploits happened years ago. Books have been written about the boozy shenanigans of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in that grand tradition.
And it is worth noting that, for all his troubles, he is a better actor than all of them. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/columnists/parsons/2010/05/22/jonathan-rhys-meyers-was-in-the-papers-again-for-all-the-wrong-reasons-115875-22276032/
Отправлено: 27.05.10 23:23. Заголовок: Три причины почему Д..
Три причины почему Джонатан стал алкоголиком
It’s back to rehab for Jonathan Rhys Meyers. This trip, which was brought on by his girlfriend telling him to stop drinking or stop talking to her, will be his fourth time in treatment. I know alcoholism is a serious problem, but I also know you’re not likely to get better if you’re doing it for someone else, so I’ve compiled a list of reasons why Jonathan Rhys Meyers is too hot for alcoholism, and hopefully he can sense the energy of what I’m trying to do and come to love himself because of it.
1. He’s Irish. Everyone knows that Irish guys are just hotter than guys of other nationalities. And sure, Irish people have a stereotype for loving booze, but that’s just a stereotype, you don’t have to buy into it. The country you were born and raised in has given you an automatic hotness advantage, Jonathan, so you just focus on that.
2. Have you even seen The Tudors? Come on. Historical facts and sex scenes aside, any man who can rock those beautiful costumes as well as he does is far too hot for alcoholism. And all those layers of heavy fabric will make you heat up real quick, and the kind of warm that liquor makes you feel added on to that? Not pleasant. Don’t do that to yourself, Jonathan.
3. August Rush. What a beautiful tale of music and song and love. If you can do things like this and this, why would you even bother drinking? Just use all your bountiful talent to brighten the lives of the people who have this faith in you. Like me, Jonathan. Just like me.
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Отправлено: 30.05.10 00:15. Заголовок: Byline: by Patricia ..
Byline: by Patricia Danaher In Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.
IT'S a story that has become sadly familiar. It's 7am at New York's JFK airport and business passengers look on bemused as a statuesque stat·u·esque
Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity; stately.
statu·esque young man is 'pounding drinks' in the VIP lounge.
A short while later, unsteady on his feet and slurring his words, his behaviour becomes 'out of control' as he attempts to board a flight to Los Angeles. United Airlines staff intervene and the man screams abuse at them. Security personnel move in and he is banned from the flight.
The following day, a spokesman confirms to the media that the actor is to be treated for alcohol addiction. 'He really just wants to get better. This has been an ongoing battle for him,' an official statement says. Across the world of showbusiness, the story spreads quickly - Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born 27 July, 1977) is an Irish actor and Golden Globe winner. Biography
Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe in Dublin, Ireland to Geraldine Meyers and John O'Keeffe. has fallen off the wagon again.
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Tragically, this will be the 32-year-old Corkman's third stint in rehab in as many years, although sources close to the star believe there have been more. The first came in 2007, just months before he was arrested at Dublin airport Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority plc. Located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County Dublin, it is by far the busiest airport in Ireland and is ranked as 14th for being drunk and in breach of the peace. A week after that incident, the death of his alcoholic mother, Geri, plunged him into another destructive drinking binge and he was photographed wandering the streets of London drinking cans of cider at 10am.
Last year, after he was again arrested, at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris for allegedly threatening to kill bar staff, he spent over a month at a London treatment centre, punctuated by discharging himself for week-long drinking sessions.
But it's this week's incident that seems to have been the final straw for Jonathan's girlfriend, Reena Hammer. Friends of the 24-year-old English cosmetics heiress say that she has had enough. 'She has told him to get serious counselling for his drink and anger problems or else she will be taking a hike,' a close friend revealed.
It's an ultimatum made all the more poignant given that just weeks beforehand, in an exclusive interview with the Irish Daily Mail The Irish Daily Mail is a newspaper published in the Republic of Ireland by Associated Newspapers. The paper was launched in February 2006 with a launch strategy that included giving away free copies on the first day of circulation and low pricing subsequently. , the actor professed that he had finally put his demons behind him - and it was all thanks to Reena.
JONATHAN had just returned to Los Angeles from Dublin after wrapping the final series of The Tudors when we met at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverley Hills. Tanned, fit and slim, he was calmer than the last time I had met him at the Golden Globes in January. That night, agitated ag·i·tate
v. ag·i·tat·ed, ag·i·tat·ing, ag·i·tates
1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
2. and irritable, he kept disappearing into the toilets every ten minutes. The last I spied of him was at the end of the evening, when he had to be propped up by Jim Sheridan as he lurched into a downtown Hollywood bar.
But five months later, with his on-off relationship very much back on, whatever turbulence that buffeted Jonathan over the past few years seemed to have calmed down. In what transpired to be a prophetic conversation, he spoke with amazing candour candour or US candor
honesty and straightforwardness of speech or behaviour [Latin candor]
Noun 1. about his struggles with alcohol.
'I've made a ton of mistakes, but in the past year, I think I finally got out of my own way, which is fantastic,' he said. 'Usually it had to do with drinking too much the night before and getting arrested at airports. That was about as big as it got for me, but it was humiliating hu·mil·i·ate
tr.v. hu·mil·i·at·ed, hu·mil·i·at·ing, hu·mil·i·ates
To lower the pride, dignity, or self-respect of. See Synonyms at degrade. enough for me to realise I didn't like what I saw.
'I thought, "that's not who I am", but it had to take a few of those lessons for me to realise this. I kind of stepped back from that echoey, dark room, where it's only yourself shouting back at you.
'I think I got very honest with my family and friends and they got honest with me. I started to surround myself in my professional life with honest people. I have an incredible agent, Hylda Queally, and I am incredibly honest with all of them and they do not hold back from me.'
Dragging deeply on a cigarette in the hotel's garden, Jonathan admitted that much of his newfound stability could be traced back to Reena's positive influence. The actor first encountered the beautiful brunette, whose mother Ruby Hammer is one half of make-up brand Ruby & Millie, when she was 18.
A precocious fixture on the London social scene, she made the first move, somewhat ironically, by offering him a drink at a party.
Though theirs would be a turbulent relationship, she stood by him through his dark periods, all the while building up her own standing as creative director at her father, George's, spa company Urban Retreat. Last year, the young couple were rumoured to be planning a wedding.
'I care for her very deeply, more than I've cared for anybody in my life,' he told me. 'The longer you've been with somebody - and myself and Reena have been on and off for about five or six years - you become very, very good friends.
'Having loved her so long has changed my idea of relationships with women.
'In your 20s, you think of everything as fun and you want to be a butterfly and that's natural. But I think I've got most out of the relationship because the growth has been more, we know each other more and we're more comfortable.' Jonathan said that he had also grown more comfortable with himself, and that playing King Henry VIII for four seasons had helped him explore his own darker side.
'King Henry was a very exciting person, but he did terrible things. I'm a very generous person, but I can also be selfish so I find that duality in me allows me to play Henry, because it allows me to incur empathy and sympathy and also revulsion and disgust. The cast and crew would be frightened because I would have to fly into extraordinary rages in the middle of the shoot. And I can scare people. It was kind of interesting to walk around the set with the aura that people are slightly afraid of you. There's kind of something funny in that.
'I have similarities with him, but I don't have the power. If I had maybe I would be incorrigible in·cor·ri·gi·ble
1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal.
2. Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults.
3. . Un enfant terrible en·fant ter·ri·ble
n. en·fants ter·ri·bles
One whose startlingly unconventional behavior, work, or thought embarrasses or disturbs others: The radical painter was the enfant terrible of the art establishment. .'
This week, those words seemed remarkably prescient pre·scient
1. Of or relating to prescience.
2. Possessing prescience.
[French, from Old French, from Latin praesci , as yet again, the cherished actor succumbed to the demons he seems unable to beat. His next project will be alongside Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell in Brendan Gleeson's directorial debut, At Swim Two Birds.
He has also been lined up to play a small part in Glenn Close's The Singular Life Of Albert Nobbs. Although with shooting due to begin in Dublin next month, it's unclear whether he will be back on his feet in time.
But last week, Jonathan appeared positive and in perhaps the most telling part of the conversation, he revealed that he didn't always want to play the tortured soul.
'There is something about me physically which makes me look a little dangerous. When I was doing Bend It Like Beckham, it was nice to put on my sweet jacket. Directors have this idea that I always want to be incredibly serious and that's not necessarily the case. I'm an absolute workaholic and I am most at peace when I'm on set.
'I feel most myself when I'm playing someone else.'
But after this week, his fans must be wondering just who is the real Jonathan -- the enfant terrible, or the tortured soul looking for an anchor. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/I%27ve
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Отправлено: 31.05.10 16:22. Заголовок: Вельвет пишет: Три ..
|Три причины почему Джонатан стал алкоголиком |
It’s back to rehab for Jonathan Rhys Meyers. This trip, which was brought on by his girlfriend telling him to stop drinking or stop talking to her, will be his fourth time in treatment. I know alcoholism is a serious problem, but I also know you’re not likely to get
- вы неправильно поняли. это не три причины, по которым он пьет, а три предполагаемые причины, которые должны были бы заставить его задуматься; "три причины, доказывающие, что Д. слишком хорош для алкоголизма". Т.е., говоря проще: он лучше, чем его поступок [в отношении алко].
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Fu_Flo ну хоть кто-то ещё присоединился)))
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Отправлено: 10.06.10 22:54. Заголовок: Special Olympics at..
Special Olympics athletes 'such an inspiration' says Cranberries singer Dolores
THE Special Olympics Ireland games, which began in Limerick this Thursday morning, were opened in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night as more than 15,000 people filled Thomond Park for the opening ceremony.
The athletes, their families and thousands of supporters enjoyed the unique occasion which was headlined by the Cranberries, who performed live in Limerick for the first time since 1993.
"You guys are such an inspiration, you're amazing, you're such an inspiration with so much courage hope and love," said lead singer Dolores O'Riordan as she took to the stage, which was specially erected on the North Terrace.
The huge crowds were also entertained by performances throughout the event from the Limerick Gospel Choir, The Munster Rugby Choir the Heathers and the Daghdha-Garvey initiative.
Five baskets of white doves were released into the stadium from the giant stage and there was also an impressive flyover by four Aer-Corps PC9 planes, which are based at Baldonnell Aerodrome.
Celebrities who attended on the night included MC's Des Cahill and Ian Dempsey, Breffny Morgan from the Apprentice, television presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Micheal O Muircheartaigh and rugby stars Paul O'Connell, Keith Wood and Simon Best.
Good luck messages from stars such as Colin Farrell, Westlife, Miriam O'Callaghan O'Callaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
, Bernard Dunne, Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson and the late Gerry Ryan were played to the crowd on a giant television screen.
Congratulating the organisers and the athletes sports minister Mary Hanafin declared she was the "Minister of Fun" and she said: "Why do we want to be here? It is because we believe in you the athletes, because you believe that you can do it and that you can reach your own dreams and your own goals and in difficult times you put a smile on all of our faces, you show us what it is to get up and to achieve and to keep going."
Among those who attended the opening ceremony was Denis O'Brien, chairman of Special Olympics Ireland Council of Patrons. He paid tribute to all of those who sponsored the games, including JP McManus who donated ?250,000.
"We knew it was going to be very challenging but Special Olympics touches so many people in Ireland, including families but also people in the commercial world and we always knew we'd get there," he said.
Mary Davis, chief executive of Special Olympics Europe, said she was thrilled with the success of the opening ceremony.
"It was amazing, the atmosphere was electric, the fact that so many people turned out to support the athletes, to applaud them and to acknowledge their abilities as well was fabulous and I can't say enough about the Limerick people and what they have done in preparation for these games, no stone was left unturned," she said.
Members of defence forces from Sarsfield Barracks were greeted with a standing ovation as they paraded the Special Olympics Flag around the stadium before it was raised high above the crowds.
However the loudest cheer of the night was reserved for the lighting of the Special Olympic torch following the arrival of the Flame of Hope into Thomond Park. The flame, which was accompanied by more than fifty members of the PSNI and An Garda Siochana, was carried across Ireland in the week leading up to the opening ceremony. A brass cauldron on the South Terrace will hold the flame of hope until the conclusion of the games on Sunday.
The Special Olympics Ireland games, which are worth more than ?20 million to the mid west economy, is one of the biggest sporting events taking place in Ireland this year.
Over 1,900 athletes will particpate in 14 sports at venues across Limerick between now and Sunday. http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/Special-Olympics-up-and-running.6353258.jp<\/u><\/a>
Открылись в ирландском Лимирике Специальные Олимпийские игры и Джонатан там с экрана что то пожелал! Будем надеяться видео кто-нибудь выложит на тюб
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I got the news that interest me .. But excuse me if this blog is more rarely post anymore .. really sorry. because again the busy ..
Yes, go to the news topic .. Here is an article about a list of 50 celebrities which are popular among teenagers .. hemm, by the way there’s not among that list your idol? if I’m there .. hhe, so
1. Leah Dizon
2. Avril Lavigne
3. KIM JAEJOONG
4. Takeshi Kaneshiro
5. Leehom Wang
6. Mathias Lauridsen 7. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Остальной список по ссылке http://otokee.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/50-list-of-celebrities-in-the-world-among-teenagers/<\/u><\/a>
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На Эмми 2010 опять прокатили Джонатана с номинацией
Отправлено: 07.08.10 23:50. Заголовок: Jonathan Rhys Meyers..
Jonathan Rhys Meyers's epic battle with the bottle and the woman who might just save his Hollywood career
Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers drunk again, or has he gone all Hollywood on us? One minute he is talking about his birthday - he's just turned 33 - and the next, he's waxing lyrical about, erm, butterflies.
'It's time to start thinking seriously about things,' insists the star of The Tudors. 'I wouldn't want to do the 20s again, you know? You go through your 20s sort of like a chrysalis in many ways, stretching into your own skin and trying to bust out of a cocoon.
'You want to be a butterfly and you just think of everything as, "Ooh, what fun can I have here?"
Facing his demons: Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers recently checked into rehab for the second time
Facing his demons: Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has battled with alcohol problems and recently checked into a rehab facility for the second time
'But, after a while, you realise that things are getting in the way of you growing up and being who you really want to be.
'And when you look harder at exactly what it is that is getting in your way, you quite often find that it's yourself.'
So is it the drink talking, or just the self-help manuals? With Rhys Meyers it's impossible to tell because he has form for both. His first stint in alcohol rehab was in California in 2007, which he entered quietly after a reported 'gruelling work schedule' - Hollywood-speak for losing the plot.
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He had admitted to a friend that he needed help to beat his drink problem. But, just seven months after this very public attempt to clean up his life, he turned up drunk and abusive at Dublin Airport for a flight to London, and wasn't allowed to board the plane.
To be fair, there were extenuating circumstances - his mother, who had her own demons, was dying at the time - but the police were entirely unsympathetic and arrested him on charges of public drunkenness and breach of the peace.
'I just don't want to be sitting in the pub and someone says, "See him... he could have made a fortune, but he just f****** p****d it up against the wall"'
He topped that little escapade by being photographed drinking cider in the street - at 10am.
When we meet in a Los Angeles hotel, he is polite, clear-eyed and, apparently, completely in control. It's hard to believe that this thoughtful and measured young man is the same Rhys Meyers.
Yet, just a few days later, he's back in rehab, saying openly that he hopes it is for the last time. So what is going on?
Unfortunately, Rhys Meyers is fast acquiring a reputation for being exactly the person he feared he would become.
He said recently, rather poignantly - not to mention colourfully - 'I just don't want to be that f****** a******* sitting in the pub and someone turns around and says, "See him there at the end of the bar.
'He could have made a f****** fortune, but he went over to Hollywood and he just f****** p****d it up against the wall."' The saddest part is, he seems to be doing exactly this but is powerless to stop it.
Dublin-born but raised in Cork with his three younger brothers - mostly by his mother (his parents separated when he was three) - he admits that he was something of a rebel. He was expelled from school at 16 for truancy, and took to spending his days in a pool hall.
Lady in his life: Rhys Meyers with his girlfriend, Reena Hammer, who is said to have ordered him back to rehab
Lady in his life: Rhys Meyers with his girlfriend of six years, Reena Hammer, who is said to have ordered him back to rehab
TV star: The actor as Henry VIII in the internationally acclaimed series The Tudors alongside co-star Natalie Dormer
TV star: The actor as Henry VIII in The Tudors alongside co-star Natalie Dormer
There he struck up an unusual friendship with Christopher Croft, a farmer. The openly gay father-of-three offered Rhys Meyers a job on his farm and put a roof over his head. The pool hall is also the place Rhys Meyers was discovered by a casting agent.
To this day, he credits Croft - whom he has described as a 'nice man' - with giving him some stability in his life. But he's unwilling to discuss the exact nature of his relationship with Croft, or his mentor's dark side.
Last year, Croft was arrested in Morocco - where, coincidentally, the actor keeps a home - for drugging and sexually abusing a 15-year-old homeless boy.
Whatever the truth, by the end of his turbulent teens, Rhys Meyers was already making waves professionally.
'I care for Reena more than I've cared for anyone. She's so amazing. Having loved her for so long has changed my whole idea of relationships with women'
His first role was in the 1994 comedy A Man Of No Importance, which was released when he was just 17, and he has been working, more or less steadily, ever since.
That, he hints, may well be part of his current 'problem'. For is there a more dysfunctional way to grow up than on film sets? 'When you go all the way through from your late teens to your late 20s on film sets, it's a very strange introduction to the world,' he points out.
'It can take a long time for some people to find out how to ground themselves, and film sets are an odd atmosphere to do it in - especially if, like me, you finished school early.'
Somewhere along the way - through TV series like Gormenghast and films like Bend It Like Beckham, leading him back to TV again, to play Henry VIII in the internationally acclaimed series The Tudors - he became famous.
There's a part of him that fully appreciated his success, and he was sensible with at least some of his money. He talks movingly of having been able to buy a house for his mother, whose life had been plagued with money problems.
'It was one of those things that sons have to do. I just felt it was a way for me to invest my money into somebody that I loved very much.'
Alcohol battle: The actor was pictured drinking a can of cider early in the morning in 2007
Alcohol battle: He was pictured with a can of cider early in the morning in 2007
He didn't adapt so well to some of the other things that come along with fame. 'That's a funny thing, fame,' he says. 'People definitely do treat you differently. When you begin to be successful, people say, "Don't go changing." Well, that's easy to say, but the fact is, you don't change at all - other people do.'
Suddenly, he laughs, as he remembers a humorous anecdote. 'I was at a dinner with all these important and intellectual people, and there was an incredibly beautiful girl who was also incredibly vacuous.
'She was flirting with everybody she thought was worth flirting with and ignoring the rest. And there was a fine-looking man at the table, nothing spectacular, but very amiable and intelligent, and she was ignoring him.
'Later on, someone asked a question, and someone else pointed at the man and said, "Well, why don't you ask him? He just sold his company for three billion." Well, on the "three billion" her head span round so fast I thought it would spin out of the restaurant, and she did not leave his earhole for the rest of the evening.
'Suddenly, he stopped being just a fine-looking man and became a celebrity. And that's what it's like.'
The woman in his own life, Reena Hammer, 24, who is the creative director of Urban Retreat, the beauty company founded by her father, George, is neither vacuous nor overly impressed by celebrity.
She was reportedly the one who gave him the recent ultimatum, 'Back to rehab or I quit'. 'I care for Reena more than I've cared for anyone,' he says. 'She's so amazing.
'We've been together for five or six years now, we're very good friends. Having loved her for so long has changed my whole idea of relationships with women.'
So what's next for Rhys Meyers? He seems poignantly aware that, before sorting out his future, he may have to confront his past. As he himself says, the Hollywood machine is full of boys who grew up in very ordinary situations, but have found themselves in an extraordinary place.
'They may wear fancier clothes and have prettier girlfriends, but there's also a photo on the mantelpiece showing them with a pudding-bowl haircut and school uniform,' he says, with what you suspect is the truth.
From Paris With Love, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Travolta, is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and on-demand.
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