Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Mr. Perfect"

You guys all know how much I love Elvis.

You all know how much I love Irish guys.

You all know how much I love guys who can play guitar.

OK. So I've found my real-life Mr. Perfect. If I find out he plays hockey, I can elevate him to god-status.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Jonathan Rhys Meyers!

I first "discovered" Mr. Meyers a few years ago when he played a young, smokin' hot Elvis Presley in the made-for-TV movie "Elvis". I fell in love with him then, but after I watched my tape of the show a few hundred times, I kind of forgot about him.
This past weekend, I saw another movie which he starred in called August Rush. It's kind of a far-fetched romantic fairy tale which I absolutely adored about a young boy who was given up for adoption as a baby. He has a love and keen interest in music. A child prodigy, he can pick up any musical instrument and become a master of it within minutes. His sole purpose in life is to find his long-lost parents through his music.
JRM plays his father, Louis Connelly, an Irish musician. (I did a little research on him today, he's Irish in real life too. YUM! My love Irish guys was re-kindled big time this weekend, as I also watched PS I Love You again. Ireland, here I come!) So throughout the movie, I was constantly reminded of how his beautiful face was almost identical to a young Elvis'. Then came the scenes where he was on-stage with his rock band. So hot.

My favourite scene of the movie was when Louis, who doesn't even know he fathered a child after one romantic night with the lovely Lyla Novacek (played by Keri Russell), comes upon his son playing in Central Park for tips by chance, and the two of them sit down and jam together and discuss their love of guitars.
August Rush was truly a magical film, and I'm so grateful it reminded me of how much I adore Jonathan Rhys Meyers. My next mission in life is to borrow Kristen's copy of Season 1 of The Tudors television series. I can just imagine how sexy he is playing Henry VIII!!


Anonymous said...

Never heard of him but i haven't seem August Rush but the thing for Irish men, oh yea - and I'll come with you to Ireland someday Jill - we'll save up and maybe for our 30 or 40th birthday, we can go!! YAY!!


Jill said...

Sounds like a plan to me! Except I'm not waiting until I'm 40...But honestly, that would be a fun thing to do for our 30th - it'll give us enough time to save!! I'm IN!!

priscilla said...

I posted this already but apparently it's not here. I've seen parts of The Tudors on tv, and I think his character is a big jerk. There's also lots of sex, he seems to have sex with everyone except his wife.

Jill said...

Well, I'm reading "The Autobiography of Henry VIII" by Margaret George - and apparently, that's just what good ol' Hank was - a jerk who had sex with a lot of different women, and usually once he was married, he lost interst in his wife. It's kind of funny, though, that they've got him playing the part, because the real Henry was apparently a red-head. Also interesting that in the move "The Other Boleyn Girl" they have Eric Bana playing Henry and he's the dark brooding type too - apparently there are no hot red-heads in Hollywood!!

priscilla said...

Well at least you'll get to see him practically naked even if he is a jerk.

Jill said...

Oooh la la...Gonna have to borrow it soon!!

Kathleen said...

Henry VIII was a great man.

Kathleen said...

oh and there is a HOT redhead I can think of in Hollywood. His name is Damian Lewis and he's pretty frickin hot. you gotta see him in Band of Brothers. HOT.

Sharon said...

Hey Jill,

I saw preview for that movie and completely forgot about it, but I do want to see it.

Wayne and I saw "What Happens in VEgas... " It was funny and very Just Married like... and we laughed a lot. So it was good times.