Seems like things are looking up for Jonathan Rhys Meyers!
Thanks to Netflix, The Tudors isn’t exactly long gone; however, the 36-year-old Meyers is filling another swoon-worth role as Alexander Grayson, the lead in NBC’s new fall drama, Dracula.
Aside from Albert Nobbs (written by and starring Glenn Close), we haven’t seen much of Meyers, who’s reportedly struggled with substance abuse and alcohol addiction and entered rehab on several occasions.
Starting October 25, though, we’ll see him every Friday night!
(Unless you’re in the UK, in which case you have to wait until Halloween–which, let’s face it, is way cooler.)
According to Meyers’s costar Victoria Smurfit, who plays Lady Jane, working with Meyers was a “joy”:
He’s got the same reference points and the same humor […] So, it was very easy because it just meant you were able to have some fun with it and enjoy yourself because you have that common place you come from and he is so charismatic. You never quite know what he is going to do in a scene, which is gold for an actress to be in a room with him because it means you are always playing offense and defense at the same time. I loved it. I absolutely loved it.
What about Daniel Knauf, the show’s writer and producer, have to say about working with Meyers?
When he commits, he gives 110 percent.
Are you a Jonathan Rhys Meyers fan? Do you plan on watching Dracula? Or, if you’ve seen the premiere, what did you think?