Gold Derby Live Chat Session with Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What follows is a heavily edited version of Jonathan’s live internet chat held by The Gold Derby on June 18, 2007. You can read the full transcript on Gold Derby’s website.
cyndi21: Jonathan, what has been your most memorable professional project so far?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Most memorable prof project thus far: Children of Huang Shi
rougevelvet: How was it working with your brother in August Rush? Is he bitten by the acting bug, or will he stick to music?
cyndi21: What made it most memorable to you?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: My brother will stick to music, but attends college in dublin
Cate: Out of all your cast members on the Tudors, who do you most enjoy working with?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: the experience of being in china was extraordinary
Tom O’Neil: Hi Jonny, Thanks for joining us! You’re shooting in Ireland now? Have you chopped off Anne Boleyn’s head yet, you merciless brute?
amsy73: Hello, Jonathan. Have you received a thank you from the Irish film board for single handedly kicking life back into the industry?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: maria doyle kennedy, who plays my wife Katherine of Aragon
Tom O’Neil: You chose episode 5 of “Tudors” to be your submission to Emmy judges. Tell us what you like about that performance. It’s tough, but tender at the end when Henry looks at his crown on the table in front of him, helpless.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: not fucking likely mate
LauraLOVE: When will you be back in america and will you be doing any appearances anytime soon!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: that wasnt for clarissa
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: that wasnt for clarissa
Lucia: not fucking likely what?
Tom O’Neil: tell us what you think of it
Shamrock: I liked the episode you submitted. I think it’s risky but great
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: back in america to promote august rush in the fall
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: not fucking likely to be honored by the irish film board
cyndi21: How has it been working with Keri Russell twice. She seems truly sweet…
Cecile: are you single or do you have a gf?
Bohemianblue: They’ll come to their sense someday Jonny, the film board that is.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: keri russell is truely sweet
BTN: were you in charge of your emmy submission
Leehlan: You seem very musically talented as well. Did you come into that naturally?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: single
Tom O’Neil: Jonathan — Emmy question — tell us what you think of episode 5 of Tudors — that’s your Emmy reel
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: im not that musically talented
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: not in charge of emmy submission
Winnie25: Will you be doing the movie Bronte, Jonathan?
Tom O’Neil: what do you think of that episode?
Leehlan: No? You play guitar and sing fairly well.
Tom O’Neil: It’s strong — you’re tough as Henry in it, so it’s not 100% sympathetic
Tom O’Neil: some people thinks it’s a risky Emmy submission as a result
cyndi21: Did you do your own singing for August Rush…I have seen the trailer and am impressed…
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: perhaps doing the movie bronte
Tom O’Neil: but’s it’s a dynamic performance
Winnie25: Thanks for answering!
Ladybug: What kinds of movies do you watch?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes i did my own singing for august rush
BC: What about Elvis?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i watch everything
cyndi21: Is performing musically more difficult than acting in some way?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: no it was elvis
NotoriousMSG: Do u plan on getting into music anytime soon?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: depends upon your talent for either
Tom O’Neil: when you won the Globe for Elvis, you seemed surprised
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: not planning on getting into music at the moment
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: of course i was surprised when i won the golden globe
Ladybug: oh, do you still play guitar much?
Tom O’Neil: you gave a good acceptance speech
Aura: We weren’t surprised.
Tom O’Neil: very heartfelt
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i play guitar a little bit
Ladybug: What was it like working with Robin Williams?
Winnie25: You play flute as well, right? I remember in Gormenghast.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i never did any scenes with robin but he was a lovely energy to be around and very gifted person
LauraLOVE: Are you planning on getting married anytime soon? Is there any hope for us ladies out here? lol
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes i play flute a little
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: im not planning on getting married anytime soon
Tulo: will u have a big “30” BD party in L.A.?
Lucia: who is your favorite director?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: no i wont have bd party
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: david lean is my favorite director
cyndi21: Do you prefer living in the UK or the US?
BTN: what’s your favorite Lean movie?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: happiness
Ladybug: Are you nervous about turning 30?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i perfer living in the us
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: no im not nervous about turning thirty
Purple Stone: Are you a tea or coffee person
Ladybug: Why don’t you like Texas?
Tom O’Neil: Do you think Anne Boleyn deceived Henry from the beginning or they just fell out of love?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: tea
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i love texas
Tulo: How about Arizona
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: it wasnt about love for anne and henry
Tom O’Neil: not even from Henry?
rougevelvet: Would you like to work with Woody Allen again?
Aura: what was it then?
cyndi21: It was lust and passion; they played off each other
Ladybug: Do you like Miami, Florida
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes i like arizona very much
Tom O’Neil: Do you think she really cheated on him later?
BTN: just a business deal?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i like miami too
Tom O’Neil: Or did he just drum the whole thing up?
BC: She probably did cheat on him, Tom.
Lucia: have you ever been to venezuela?
MidnightDiva: do you drive?
Ladybug: Is this really you?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: of course id like to work with woody allen again
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: no id like to go to venezuela
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes i drive
Ladybug: Do you still keep in touch with Parminda Nagra?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes its really me
Ladybug: How was it working with her?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i havent seen perminda for a while but i watch her career closely
Purple Stone: do you have a favorite actor
presidentmerkinmuffley: Ireland or London
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: johnny depp
Lucia: favorite asctress?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: ireland
Winnie25: How are you handling the increase in fame? Taking it in stride?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: dont have a favorite actress
Ladybug: Have you met Johhny Depp? What’s he like?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i havent met johnny depp
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i dont notice my fame
Winnie25: We notice your fame. It’s alot easier to get pictures of you, lol
Sakura: I really admire you, Jonathan
Tulo: We all admire you very much, keep up the great work
Ladybug: Would you ever play a super hero?
Ladybug: Johnny are you still there?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: sorry guys bad internet signal
Lucia: is there a city in the world that is very special to you? why?
BTN: do you prefer modern roles or period roles
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes would play a super hero
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: doesnt matter: modern or period
Bohemianblue: Jonny, what books are your reading now, if any?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: siagon is special to me
Ladybug: What was it like working with Christian Bale?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: saigon is beautiful and i have great memories
Senka: Your brother loves a book called 1984, have you read it too?
clarissa: Jonny, chocolate or crisps??
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: christian bale is a lovely person and fine actor, working with him was wonderful
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i havent read 1984
kristalyn: how much do you weigh
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: chocolate and crisps
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 160 lbs
HollywoodStar: I HAVE LOTS OF FAMILY THAT LIVE IN ENGLAND?! wHATS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY?! HAHA…MILKY BAR, fLAKES, ETC?!
cyndi21: What was your favorite episode from season 1 of the Tudors?
Senka: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN VALENCIA?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: the assination of jesse james by the coward robert ford
clarissa: Jonny I quit drinking too
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: good for you clarissa
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: episode 10 is my favorite
Bohemianblue: I agree, my favorite is 10 as well
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: abazaba bars
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: never been in valencia but my father lives near there
Winnie25: Jonathan, will you be doing talk shows to promote August Rush?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: yes i will do talk shows to promote august rush
Winnie25: Good, I can’t wait
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: i have to split, thanks for the chat
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: peace, johnyy
arrested53: hope you get nominated for the emmy, you deserve it
Bohemianblue: Congrats on all you success
Tom O’Neil: thanks
Boomer: Thanks for joining us.
BC: Good luck on trying to get your 2nd nomination, Jonathan.
BTN: have fun with Peter O’toole
BC: The Emmy’s yours, Jonathan!