Today...Didn't do very much, woke up at 12:30 PM, nice nice. Then I went to the mall with my mom and my sister, I of course did not get anything, seeing as I am so picky, nothing contents me. Tomorrow, if I have time, I shall take photos of my summer purchases =). When I got home, I had a check up with my doctor, went to that--yada yada yada. Came home, went out to Best Buy to buy House season 3, I've seen basically every episode except 2...? I watched some and now I'm bored stiff. STIFF.
I guess I'll ramble about a certain Jonathan Rhys Meyers interview that I read today, mind you, I'm an incredibly huge fan of him, (though I'm not as obsessive with it like my other actors and shows,) when I read this interview I did not know if I should be turned off or on but his very open and almost bitchy attitude, maybe I'm over reacting, but you know Irish ;). So I guess I'll share that interview with you all now?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
By Justin Power and Gemma Watson
OK!, July 10, 2007
All actors are bitter and twisted — including me!’ The ‘Match Point’ star on the problem with Hollywood — And why he wants to be Tom Cruise!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers — he’s the sparky Irish actor who has quietly taken Hollywood by storm. With a track record that includes working with the likes of directing legend Woody Allen, screen icon Tom Cruise and Hollywood siren Scarlett Johansson, it’s clear Jonathan, 29, can hold his own in the premier league of showbiz. His escalating career could have a lot to do with the effect these stars have had on him. ‘I’ve never gone to acting school and I never will, so I’m learning about the business from the people who are in the business,’ he says. However, he does also think his work is a doddle: ‘Being an actor is the easiest job. Just say the lines.’
The boy from Cork seems to have a unique attitude for someone doing so well in the glitziest industry around. Far from living the champagne lifestyle, it seems more likely you’ll find him in his local boozer supping a pint and tucking into a home-cooked tattie. ‘I think it’s important to stay close to your roots and be true to yourself, to be honest. I don’t want to play games in Hollywood and pretend to be someone else. I still suffer from insecurity and that situation would make it worse.’
Aside from his acting talents, Jonathan is an undisputed hottie, but luckily for us he’s one celeb who isn’t off the market to non-Hollywood girls. He admits: ‘I wouldn’t date an actress.’ So what’s the key to Jonathan’s heart? Who is the woman of his dreams? And how does he mend a broken heart?
How did the last woman in your life seduce you?
It was in a restaurant in London. She made the approach and bought me a drink.
So you’re not turned off by a woman who’ll make the first move?
I’m not intimidated by tough women, I’m attracted by it.
What’s the longest you’ve been in a relationship and how did you juggle it with your career?
Four years. And with great difficulty. I’ve learned how to deal with it over time because I’ve been on the road for about nine years now. So I’ve got mechanisms for dealing with it.
Are you romantic?
I’m not really the sending flowers type. I’m not very romantic [pulls a face]. A nice box of chocolates once a month is always good when you can’t get there to s**g your girlfriend!
Have you ever had your heart broken, and, if so how did you fix it?
Yes. It was after the four-year relationship. And Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Desperate Housewives!
Are you ready to settle down yet?
Yes. I’m very broody but I’m not ready to be a father. I do love children, though. When I was on the set of Mission Impossible 3, Will Smith and his wife came down, and he’s got a little girl and a little boy. They were so beautiful and it was lovely to see that family unit. It’s the same with Tom [Cruise]. He has a great family unit.
Would you ever settle down with one of your co-stars?
I wouldn’t date an actress. Too difficult. Too competitive! I’m the only actress in my life!
Actress or drama queen?
They’re all drama queens. Let me say, from someone who is a drama queen, they all are. It’s really funny. Actors all have different personalities, but they’re all just *beep* actors!
So if she’s not an actress would your ideal woman be skinny or curvy?
I don’t fancy very skinny women. But then I have to say, I don’t fancy fat women either. I like athletic women. I like women who work out. I like women who are outdoorsy.
If you’re not settling down soon will you be out on the razz with other Irish actors in Hollywood?
No, it’s not like it’s a little club! And I’m not a member. I know Colin [Farrell] because I worked with him and I know Cillian [Murphy] as well, because I met him when I was working with Colin.
So theres no Hollywood Irish clique?
We don’t hang out with each other. I don’t own their phone numbers or anything like that. We wouldn’t ring each other up and say: Hey, how’s it going? I’ve never really made friends with any actors.
Why is that?
Because all actors are bitter and twisted creatures — including me!
Bitter and twisted you may be, but you are hot property in Hollywood right now, do the press hound you?
I don’t put myself out there. I don’t date an actress and I don’t hang around with famous people. Plus I make sure I don’t go to Chinawhite or Pangaea and get photographed coming out there at 4am with some glamour model.
Are all the stars constantly getting papped asking for it, then?
There’s a lot you can do to eliminate the press out of your life, especially in that invasive way, and you do it by leading your own quiet life.
Is it that simple?
If you want to go to the pub with your mates, then go to the pub with your mates. You don’t need an entourage of 20 people. You don’t have to go out in Gucci sunglasses at 11pm at night.
You’re starring in blockbusters and playing Henry VIII in The Tudors on American television. What if all your success ends tomorrow?
Everything changes. Sometimes it changes for the better, sometimes for the worse. I mean, my life is not a rose garden, there are thorns too.
Having worked with Tom Cruise, is that where you’d like to end up?
Of course! No kid kicking a football wants to grow up to be Mr. Smith — they want to be Maradona. Of course I want to be Tom Cruise! Or I want that level of success and power. It’s very attractive. I’m not quite sure if it would suit me, though.
Hmmm. Well some parts I find very alluring. Especially the part about Terry's chocolate, poor Jonny. He seems a little cold to hug like a teddy bear...LOL. Well it's his loss. I hate the whole Tom Cruise part, what the hell is wrong with the chap? Not saying the rumors are true about Mr.Cruise, but really, he's gone a little nuts, agree? I think after his whole Katie Holmes thing (whom I adore,) he just seems to have gone down hill. And if Mr.Meyers can not see the obvious, then I think his judgement and honesty isn't really as straight forward to me. But you know, maybe he really does look up to Tom Cruise. I myself, can't see him with all that fame, power and success, I like that he's a smaller actor that picks smaller roles and such, it's very humble to me. I wasn't too surprised when I found out he was sort of a heavy smoker, or well, as long he doesn't smoke anything illegal, we won't be seeing that pretty face behind bars anytime soon. So please Jonathan Rhys Meyers, stay cold hearted and bitchy if you wish, but please do not become Tom Cruise.