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.
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!!