[Movies] Jonathan Rhys Meyers Addresses Rumors That He's Up For a Role in Star Wars: Episode VII Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.16.2013
He doesn't buy it...
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the latest name that's being bandied about in the Star Wars: Episode VII game of casting rumor musical chairs. The actor, who is set to star in Dracula for NBC this fall, has been rumored to be playing a villainous role in the upcoming film. According to Rhys Meyers though, all of those rumors aren't amounting to much.
The actor spoke with EW.com and shot down the rumors, noting that at this point at least there is no truth to the speculation. Rhys Meyers, who starred in J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, told the site, "Look, I've worked with J.J. But I don't believe rumors."
As to the the idea of playing a bad guy, Rhys Meyers said, "I play bad guys because I look like one. There's something in my physicality that's quite intense and lends me to being feral. I mean, I'd love to be this lovely relaxed guy doing rom-coms, but I just don't get those types of offers. I suppose I'm forever sort of the antihero."