Jonathan Rhys Meyers Comments On STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Rumors

In May, El Mayimbe of Latino Review, reported that director J.J. Abrams wanted Jonathan Rhys Meyers for role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, the Bend It Like Beckham star chimes in.

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By nailbiter111 - 9/15/2013



36-year-old actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, has been rumored to be in the mix for a part in the much anticipated film, Star Wars: Episode VII. Which role he was supposedly up for, was never revealed. Now, Entertainment Weekly has caught up with the Irish actor and asked him about those pesky Star Wars rumors.

brushes off the reports, telling EW that, for the moment at least, the Star Wars speculation is just that. “Look, I’ve worked with J.J.,” says Rhys Meyers, who co-starred in Abrams’ Mission: Impossible III in 2006. “But I don’t believe rumors.”


You can next see the actor, Oct. 25, when NBC' Dracula makes its premiere.
Source: ew.com
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DaenerysTargaryen - 9/15/2013, 8:00 PM
I remember that rumor....ahh memories. I'm assuming this rumor is basicly debunked now....no shock
Reasonnnn - 9/15/2013, 8:04 PM
Cumberbatch will be in it anyways. Nerds, women and Tumblr will rejoice.
TheSoulEater - 9/15/2013, 8:09 PM
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ndwwrestler2 - 9/15/2013, 8:12 PM
@TheSoulEater If the glasses were gone and the eyes were colored better, I may have been sold on it.

xfan320 - 9/15/2013, 8:17 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up being in SW VII, honestly... he looks like he could easily be part of the cast in a number of roles... (sith, jedi, imperial soldier, smuggler friend of solo's, even maybe Solo's kid!)

Bite it, nerds!
PeterParker1991 - 9/15/2013, 8:25 PM
Jacen Solo
WackyBantha - 9/15/2013, 8:37 PM
Everyone rumored to be in ep7 should get the blue face Thrawn treatment. Especially the Big 3, Chewie, and the droids.
CaptainAmerica31 - 9/15/2013, 8:39 PM
Totally off topic but tonight's breaking bad episode made me almost shit myself and puke. Best TV episode/ show ever made.
DrRockso - 9/15/2013, 8:52 PM
I really like him. Match Point was awesome.
DrRockso - 9/15/2013, 8:53 PM
Oh yeah Breaking Bad was crazy. Jesse looked [frick]ed up
Lhornbk - 9/15/2013, 10:37 PM
No, Buffy was the best TV show ever made.
Hellboy6666 - 9/15/2013, 10:58 PM
Boring. Wtf are the original "5" (I count Daniells and Baker) announcements?!?!?
mctrinket - 9/15/2013, 11:39 PM
I loved Buffy, but Breaking Bad has taken TV to a whole new level, bitch.
UncleDrew - 9/16/2013, 1:15 AM
He was a good bad guy in Mortal Instruments, if he gets castes that would be dope to see him as a Sith Lord.
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TheAstoundingMan - 9/16/2013, 1:26 AM
@Spidey31

Outstanding television! I still can't believe that there are only two episodes left!

As for anything El Mayimbe excretes, we should know by now what to expect from such a source.
CaptainComicBook - 9/16/2013, 2:19 AM
NAMOR!!!
Facade - 9/16/2013, 3:52 AM
Dracula looks good, but I'm not a big fan of him...not all that great of an actor.
CherryBomb - 9/16/2013, 5:03 AM
He should be in everything.
He's a really great actor and is very versatile.

Yes he'd make a great Namor!
RorMachine - 9/16/2013, 5:06 AM
He's awful...AWFUL!
FerFogs - 9/16/2013, 5:09 AM
Han and Leia's son.
maninfinesuit - 9/16/2013, 5:41 AM
He's likable enough, but it's not like he's someone I'd go out of my way to watch.
Philvis - 9/16/2013, 6:32 AM
@TheAstoundingMan & Levitikus,
Please show me a percentage of false rumors you chastise Latino Review about. From my recollection, they have a pretty good track record. I'd rather listen to rumors, key word 'rumors, from a source that is 75% correct that not hear them at all. I think Latino Review are definitely batting at least .750. They've provided tons more rumors that turned out to be true than other sources on this site.
Philvis - 9/16/2013, 6:33 AM
And for the record, even if Latino Review had a horrible track record, I'd much rather see their rumors than put up with 5 editorials a day that we are now getting here.
Hando99 - 9/16/2013, 8:24 AM
Always thought he would make a good Lex if they were casting young, ironically it's because of his performance alongside Henry Cavill in The Tudors.

His career has slightly gone off the rails lately due to personal problems but still think he would be a good choice, plus him and Cavill have chemistry.
Sp1d3y - 9/16/2013, 9:59 AM
I say reboot the whole Star Wars Saga. Start with Episode I and make. it.something every fan will love. Plus take out the Luke kissing his sister thing.
inkslinger616 - 9/16/2013, 10:22 AM
@Sp1d3y....Hey Luke kissing his sister taught me a lot about myself at a crucial and confusing point in my life

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