Jonathan Rhys Meyers: A regular guy
The ‘Dracula’ star talks America, the red carpet and reading material.
USA Today, October 18, 2013
Five things you should know about Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 36, as he takes on the iconic leading role in Dracula, NBC’s new drama debuting Oct. 25.
He’s fond of America: “I don’t understand why Europeans are so rough on Americans; there are an immense amount of smart and lovely people in your country,” the Dublin-born star says.
He’s not a sharer: “No Instagram pictures of me on a bloody boat with a Victoria’s Secret model.”
And he hates the red carpet: “A wall of photographers is like an assassination. … I’m never particularly comfortable.”
He’s an avid reader: “The feeling of paper is still attractive to me.” Recent read: Embers by Sandor Marai.
He doesn’t keep up with the Joneses: “I don’t care if my neighbor has a Bentley,” says Meyers, who doesn’t even own a car.