Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes a rare appearance in Paris: still hot or not so much?

For whatever reason, whenever we get new photos of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, I always try to publish them. First off, JRM rarely gets photographed these days – he can go months and months without stepping on a red carpet or getting pap’d in some candid setting. These photos of Jonathan are from Paris, where he and Natalia Vodianova made an appearance at a screening of their film, Belle du Seigneur, at the Champs Elysees Festival. JRM and Vodianova made this film… years ago. I’m trying to remember. It was back in 2010. And it’s just NOW doing the film festival circuit? Huh. That’s interesting.

Jonathan barely worked for several years while he seemingly dealt with some personal issues/demons that often involved controversies with alcohol abuse (or worse). But then JRM signed on for a network drama last year, and I think it will likely premiere… this fall, maybe? He’s Dracula in a slightly updated version of the story – you can see the IMDB page here. The trailer for the show was just released too:

They’re playing pretty fast and loose with the original Dracula story, but if you’re not a Dracula purist, I would imagine this show probably will be entertaining. It’s like some “genius” went to NBC and pitched it this way: “What if we had a show that was like Twilight + Downton Abbey?” And NBC just handed them a bag of money.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. cateD says:

    Does he dye his eyebrows and hair? The colour seems very dark. Perhaps it is for a role?

  2. T.Fanty says:

    Oh god, no. That man looks pure evil. Talk about serial killer eyes.

  3. allons-y alonso says:

    I love JRM despite his Bradley Cooper serial killer eyes. He’s a wonderful actor. I’m a bit of a vampire lore purist in terms of Stoker’s Dracula, but this looks really cool. The tone of the series, judging by the trailer anyway, sort of reminds me of Anne Rice’s Vampire chronicles – and that is more than okay.

  4. GoldenState says:

    Omfg, that show looks GOOD. All sorts of hotness and Victorian-ish stuff that I love.

  5. Yellowshaba says:

    His eyes dont have that severe penetrating coked up stare anymore, thats good

  6. Micki says:

    Probably yes, his eyes look authentically manic, nothing like Bradley Cooper’s

  7. Earth to Kelly says:

    Still hot……but he looks like he’s on something. I hadn’t heard much about him since his supposed suicide attempt awhile back. I for one cannot wait for Dracula! I think he will be great in the role. He is so intense.

  8. Eleonor says:

    He looks empty.
    But I am going to watch him as Dracula.

  9. Bianca says:

    God, he looks awful. I’m scared now.

    Natalia Vodianova on the other hand looks utterly gorgeous, as per usual.

  10. mom2two says:

    Wow…this is not his best photo. He’s not a bad looking dude at all and he is a pretty good actor but I am kind of worried about him after seeing these photos.

  11. Roxy says:

    He looks awful in these pics :( . But, Dracula looks good, can’t wait to watch it!

  12. Jess says:

    Now this guy would be a good Rasputin. I know he doesn’t have the build, but he sure has the crazy eyes.

  13. Dave says:

    Im living in Paris and have seen the previews for that film at the cinema a few times… it

  14. nhi says:

    he’s on drugs, that’s what is up with his eyes.

  15. judyjudy says:

    He looks like he could use a nap.

  16. Magneticfieldz says:

    ““What if we had a show that was like Twilight + Downton Abbey?” And NBC just handed them a bag of money.”
    Oh this was my chuckle of the day, thank you.

    He doesn’t look 100% though, that’s for sure.

  17. Nemesis says:

    He’s to some crazy mountain eyes.

  18. hadleyb says:

    I guess rehab didn’t work, he looks high. Looking really bad, I am surprised his PR rep or whoever let him go on the red carpet like that.

  19. mkyarwood says:

    Sad booze/coke face. I wish someone could help him address his sadness :(

  20. boredbrit says:

    Yeah, if you like the stoned serial killer/I’m raping you with my eyes kind of look.

  21. heidiho says:

    Malcolm Macdowell eyes for sure…..

  22. eliza says:

    He is still hot.

    No snark from me. Addiction and depression are bitches. Hope he is coping.

  23. GeeMoney says:

    He looks high, just like he does in most pics he takes. But he’s still cute.

  24. luc says:

    I recently watched Bend It Like Beckham again (great movie btw) and he was just so young and gorgeous in that. Amazing what alcohol/drugs can do to someone. There’s definitely a light that’s missing from his eyes these days.

  25. lady mary. says:

    he is not bloaty anymore ,but that face looks like a mask,anyways always love this man

  26. Dawn says:

    I think he is still hot. I can see how one would get bored just standing there so people can click away taking pics. It all must get old after awhile. I sure hope he has his issues with booze under control. That’s it!

    • fran says:

      I love him. He’s gorgeous and a talented and special actor. These aren’t the best photos. An article said he was running late to get there. The next day he took incredible photos at the beach during a film festival. People see what they want to see but he’s always had that haughty look for photos — even when he was 19

      • Lucy says:

        True, his flight got delayed. He basically stepped out of the plane and went directly to the screening, even though he was pretty late. I heard from someone who was there that he took some time to greet his fans +taking pictures and signing stuff, and that he was very friendly and warm to all of them.

  27. Mira says:

    Jeez! Those are some eyes!!! Yeah, he’s still hot.

  28. Ari says:

    Sadly he is one of my forever dongs…HAHAAHHA I love me some crazy eyes!

  29. Lee says:

    Sorry, based on these photos, booze has sucked all of the hotness out of him. His face is ruined. And his eyes are dead.

  30. grabbyhands says:

    His casting almost killed my interest in this show, but I saw the trailer a while back, so I think I will still give it a shot.

    It’s like some “genius” went to NBC and pitched it this way: “What if we had a show that was like Twilight + Downton Abbey?” And NBC just handed them a bag of money. HAHAHAHAHA!! I think this is probably a perfect summation of the pitch for this show!

  31. gg says:

    Nope. Still petulant, looks meaner than hell and can’t smile. Next.

  32. truthful says:

    What the heck have THEY done to him??

    I miss him working but here he looks like he’s medicated/on something.

    I LOVE his work, this makes me sad.

  33. d b says:

    He looks a grim sweaty mess, even his shoes look sad.

  34. Jenna says:

    Yeah, those serial killer eyes are creeping me out. I miss his cute days of ‘Bend it like Beckham’ and ‘August Rush’. Hell, I’ll even take ‘The Tudors’. That being said, I still want to see Dracula!!! Can’t wait! :D

  35. minxx says:

    Every time I see a photo of him he’s high on something and looks utterly wasted. Tragedy waiting to happen.

  36. Fiesty Redhead says:

    YIKES! he got beaten with an ugly stick.

  37. Buffoon says:

    Yeah I remember a blind item where he was the popular guess. It was said that he is so hopelessly addicted to hardcore drugs that it’s just a matter of time before he withers away completely.

  38. ShakenNotStirred says:

    He’s coked out of his mind.

  39. Stacia says:

    It’s been said before …about his eyes…and I’ll say it too


    • sauvage says:

      No way are his eyes just “stealing” your soul. That guy will rip your soul out of your chest AND THEN HE WILL FEAST ON YOUR HEART! Minimum happening.

      I can so relate to your posting – he scares the sweet bee-jee out of me.

  40. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    He looks terrible and hasn’t looked good in a long while. However that Dracula show looks like good Gothic fun, so count me in there.

  41. HappyMom says:

    Those eyes! He’s all sweaty and drugged out-rehab stat!

  42. Myrto says:

    He looks like hell. I’ve always found him creepy-looking actually. Even in Match Point where he was sort of attractive, he gave off that creepy/serial killer vibe. That was good casting call for him to play Henry VIII in The Tudors.

  43. Abby says:

    I’ve always thought he was hot… but not so much in these photos. I’m kind of sad for him.

    I WILL however, watch Dracula. Just like I watch everything he appears in.

  44. Ravensdaughter says:

    Is “hot” the issue? He looks physically better than he has in quite some time…maybe he’s off whatever he was on?

  45. Kimbob says:

    Yes, these photos aren’t doing him his true & due justice. It’s a shame, as I can plainly see the giveaway “alcoholic nose” developing on him from his years of abuse of such.

    Nonetheless, I still very much have the hots for him. I just absolutely adore him & can so relate to him in many ways. And yes, I’ll definitely watch Dracula!

  46. MademoiselleRose says:

    Period drama, vampires, JRM, I’m so there. The only thing looks like it’s missing is his Irish accent, bummer. I think he’s so hot.

  47. DaftasEver says:

    A drugged-out hot mess. Period.

  48. Onyx XV says:

    Wow, he’s starting to look like a budget Johnny Drama.

  49. Anastacia says:

    To me he is utterly gorgeous. These are not his best photos and I think it’s because this awful hairstyle. I mean, it’s not awful but high forehead needs to be covered up and it’s a basic rule.
    He should admit that he is gay it’s so obvious and it’s eating him inside. It’s better for him and his mental health to just grow some balls and find himself a boyfriend. I’m not a homophobe, actually I’m very gay-friendly and I would like him no matter what.