What do Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dracula and Mortal Instruments have in common?
Rhys Meyers is in negotiations to play Valentine in the film version of Mortal Instruments. And if that wasn’t exciting enough he’s also set to portray Dracula in the upcoming TV series.
I fell in love with JHM when he did Bend It Like Beckham ( I was so jealous of Parminder Nagra’s character getting to kiss him and what not). Of course he was absolutely brilliant in The Tudors; heck it’s arguable that his incredible talent made that show the classic it is. Henry VIII never looked so sexy…
Either way, it’s about time Meyers got a role in a fantasy production; I think the closest he ever came to the genre was the Julie Taymor-directed Titus, which took Shakespeare to a whole ‘nother level. JHM’s crazy, bad-boy Irish stare-down glare will be perfect in both of these productions. He’ll be the most fascinating Dracula since Gary Oldman. I can’t wait! Can you?
Just in case you missed that Jess and Joe kiss from Bend It Like Beckham… here it is. Enjoy!