‘The Tudors being The Tudors, pretty soon my character was having sex with Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ she grins. ‘I was lucky, though, because the make-up department spent two hours covering up my tattoo with body make-up, but as soon as I put on my corset, it rubbed off immediately.
As there were no tattoos in Tudor times, the director couldn’t do all the shots they wanted in the bedroom. So I was like, dammit! I have to keep my clothes on!’ she feigns disappointment while laughing. ‘I totally dodged a bullet.’
Nevertheless Katie still had to grin and bear it in a fairly explicit scene as sexy Bess purrs at King Henry ‘Are you really the King of England?’ ‘There is always that awkward moment at dinner when someone’s parent says they’ve seen me in The Tudors’ she confides. ‘It’s a bit like, ‘oh, God, how do I continue the conversation from here?’
The onscreen shenanigans in the series bonded the cast closely and soon there was speculation that life was imitating art, after Katie and Jonathan Rhys Meyers were pictured with each other, protesting at the Hill of Tara and partying at Electric Picnic.
‘We were never together’ Katie insists. ‘There were stories in the papers at the time but we’re just really good mates. Is Jonny my type? I guess so. He’s really beautiful and smart. And I like smart. The pair remain close friends, and Katie is clearly upset when I mention Jonathan’s recent struggles. ‘It’s been difficult, because I’m filming and away and he’s filming and away, and friendships like that are always hard,” she says. “It is a really difficult time for him and, you know, you just want your friends to be OK and I just hope that he is. ‘I’ll text him or call him just to say, ‘Listen, I’m here.’ He’s a really sensitive guy and I think that’s what makes him such a great actor. He uses the pain in his work.”
Source: Irish Independent
Albert Nobbs (2011) Production Still
Elvis: The Early Years (2005) On The Set
The Children of Huang Shi (2008) On the Set
Ive added some On the Set pictures to the Gallery from the filming of Albert Nobbs and one from Belle Du Seigneur. With Jonathan only having a small part there isn’t really many photos floating around on the Internet for Albert Nobbs at the moment. As soon as some new ones appear, I will upload them straight away
According to hitfix.com, Jonathan is playing a Viscount within the film and unfortunately, he only appears in a few scenes (we suspected so anyway)
He was given a lovely review and the person writing the article even suggested that they wish he’d of had a bigger part within the film.
‘The screenplay hints there could be more though such as the secrets so many of the characters hide from each other including the Doctor’s affair with another maid, the rich “womanizing” lord (a completely wasted Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who plays more in bed with his best mate than with the ladies or the despised hotel owner (Pauline Collins) who is barely keeping the business a float. This theme could have worked under another director, but these tangents almost fly pointlessly by Garcia’s eye’
Thats brilliant! WELL DONE JONATHAN! You have done a wonderful job, as always!
More updates to the gallery to come in the next few days
The date for the Albert Nobbs screening at the Toronto International Film Festival has been confirmed. It will be shown on the 11 September 2011 at 9:30pm at the Roy Thomson Hall. As yet, we still do not know if Jonathan will be there or not. NOW Magazine has picked it as one of the five to see
Source: NOW Magazine
Jonathan’s new film Albert Nobbs will be among the films selected to be screened at the 38th Telluride Film Festival which is to be held between the 2nd – 5th September in Telluride, Colorado
We don’t yet know if Jonathan will be at the screening or not.
Source: Theater Mania
It looks as though ‘Belle Du Seigneur’ directed by Glenio Bonder is starting to be promoted before it’s release sometime in 2012. Jonathan isn’t mentioned much within the article but there are some lovely film stills to look at thanks to Grazia magazine.
One of Jonathan’s much anticipated films is being premiered at the Austin Film Festival in Texas between the 20th and 27th October. It is not yet known whether Jonathan will be attending the screening. According to hollywoodnews.com cast and crew attendance is subject to change and based on permitting schedules.
We are still not sure what Jonathan’s role in the production is but it is believed to be a small one.
Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson