Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes a rare appearance in Moscow: would you hit it?

I haven’t written anything about Jonathan Rhys Meyers in nearly a year and a half. Back in June 2011, it was widely reported that Jonathan either attempted suicide by overdose, or that he accidentally overdosed/relapsed in London. He has a long history of substance abuse and of acting like a douche while under the influence (of drugs, maybe, but he’s definitely an alcoholic). He was hospitalized and since then he’s kept pretty quiet, except for the odd report about how he was still using and abusing after that June 2011 incident.

So it’s nice to see him out and about. These are photos of Jonathan and Natalia Vodianova doing press in Moscow for their film Belle du Seigneur. They filmed this together back in 2010, I believe. I wonder why it’s taken this long to come out? It doesn’t even have an American or European release date – so far, it’s only being released in Russia (maybe because Natalia is Russian). As for how affectionate Natalia and Jonathan seem… I don’t know. He’s so damaged and she’s so Russian. Reportedly, JRM and his long-time girlfriend Reena Hammer were done last year, but I don’t know if that breakup stuck, or if JRM is seeing anyone right now. Natalia divorced one really rich dude and last I heard, she was dating Antoine Arnault, heir to the LVMH fortune.

Incidentally, Jonathan is working again – next year, he’ll have a new TV show. A television adaptation of Dracula. I think it’s for network television too, so don’t expect JRM to spend the entire show randomly vampire-boning lovely ladies.

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  1. The Original Tiffany says:

    I remember when he went through all his issues. Hope he is well.

    Would I hit it? Only if he was dressed in The Tudors garb;)

  2. RN says:

    I would not hit it. I’m not attracted to a drinking/drugging lifestyle.

    • Joan says:

      I don’t think he’ll ever kick his alcohol habit and it has obviously destroyed his looks. I agree with RN – definitely would not hit. I just feel sorry for the guy. He looks so lost.

    • lena80 says:

      Agree, plus he called an airline worker the “N” word when they attempted to stop him from boarding a flight no I would “not hit” the raging alcoholic, drug abusing racist.

      • I'm going to Guam! says:

        Oh the irony.
        Not that long ago he would have been called the N word, being Irish and all…

  3. Ms Kay says:

    I would have hit it yesterday and I would hit it today!!! Love me some Irish men always… Aye come to mama Jo Rhys Meyers, all you need is love… And call your mate Henry Cavill for an extra mile I wouldn’t mind ;-)

  4. MG says:

    Omgosh. He’s had work done!!! Look at his eyes! Why Jonathan, why? He was unbelievably sexy once upon a time. Sadly, I would no longer like to hit it.

  5. Ari says:

    He actually looks really good. Like healthy so yes, I WOULD SO HIT IT…he is one of my forever dongs.

  6. lori says:

    Hopefully he’s got his sh!t together. HE has so much potential.

  7. RocketMerry says:

    I’m a perpetual fixer, so yeah, I’d hit him. Then I’d hug him thight for real long and bake him a cake while he’s asleep, all while keeping an eye on his facial expressions so I can tell if he’s having a nightmare, in which case I’d gently awake him and kiss all his fears away.

    What the frack is wrong with me? Sigh.

    • Mimi says:

      Awww that was the sweetest post ever. :)

    • Amelia says:

      Aw ^^
      We need more kind people in the world :)
      He certainly looks healthier here than he has in a while. But absolutely shattered too. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.

      • Stellax2 says:

        I can’t tell if he really looks healthy because he looks so bloody depressed and unhappy.
        He had charisma and magnetism but it seems gone.
        He doesn’t have a booze bloat.

        It makes me actually sad to see him look miserable.
        Reena appeared to be his anchor. He’s times of sobriety seem to coincide with both looking their happiest. If she truly threw in the towel, I would assume (which isn’t right) that she had simply had it. They got together when she was quite young. She is quite educated, comes from a good family and probably finally went to enough Al Anon meetings that she realized she didn’t have to stand for his behavior anymore.
        I speculate but he has talent and it’s another tale of the wrong road taken.

        I don’t even have any interest in his new show (whenever it comes about).

  8. Birdie says:

    He used to look stunning. Now he has dead eyes and looks very unhealthy and basicly like hell. So sad to see a talented artist like that.

  9. smiley says:

    yes ofc,it would be my pleasure!

  10. Mirella says:

    He’s so talented & I hope he is well.

  11. Fran says:

    He looks gorgeous. He is truly the tourtured artist — full of feelings, passion and talent. And he is absolutely lovely

    • Helen says:

      He’s certainly had a turbulent life…with that being said, I still see kindness in his eyes.He is a tortured genius with a lot of pain and mental illness in his life. Jonny, continue with your beautiful journey, find happiness…people really do care about you.

  12. Eleonor says:

    I get the “he is not going to end well” vibe. And to me his eyes look so sad that I wouldn’t hit him, I’d hug and cuddle him. I hope I’m wrong.

  13. Ginger says:

    I think he is absolutely a beautiful, beautiful man! Those eyes are incredible, probably the most gorgeous I have seen (other than my husband’s :) And he dresses well. BUT I have no desire to hit it…don’t know why. I hope he has cleaned himself up because he has a sadness to his facial expressions so it seems like there’s something going on there. @the Original Tiffany: He was fabulous in the Tudors!!

  14. Reece says:

    If he’s doing better yes! Otherwise it’s just adding to his problems. Or you know non-sexual love all day everyday! :)

  15. Christine says:

    He’s on something. He does not look well. I love him, but I fear for him.

  16. mimi21 says:

    He is such a beautiful man and I love his acting. He has a couple movies coming up and a new TV show. He has always had a sadness in his eyes — that’s the irish in him. I think he would be a fascinating person to talk to and I’ll watch him in anything

    • TrollyDolly says:

      Sadness in his eyes because he’s Irish? I’m Irish (and live there) and to be honest that’s a very bizarre statement you’ve made!

    • Mairead says:

      Um…. Right?
      I was about to comment that he looks well, but so sad. I think the sadness is down to the fact that he has had a shite life, not the “Irish” in him.

      You’re probably confusing that with the permanently-disappointed face we have when we realise it’s feckin’ raining – AGAIN!

  17. Audrey says:

    Rumor has it that he’s way into H.

    • carrie says:

      his real problem is alcohol (he did a movie in france with John Travolta for Luc Besson 2 years ago and his problem was alcohol at this time)
      i don’t say he doesn’t mix with other stuffs but he’s a real alcoholic :it’s sad because he was nice in the set ( one of my best friends is a production assistant and accountant for Besson for a year)

    • Kimbob says:

      @Audrey & @carrie, I wouldn’t doubt it one bit if he was into H. I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve always felt a kind of kinship w/him because, although I’m clean & sober now, I had God-awful problems w/drinking…& consequently drugs (specifically H), as well.

      Looking @ these recent pics of him sort of tells a story to me. Speaking of my own experience, I had pretty much slowed down my drinking @ one time in my life, but was so damn depressed, always was crying, & a drug-using/dealer “friend” of mine suggested I try H. I did, & found that I no longer cried…the H somehow gave me the energy & strength I needed to get through my days, get things done without experiencing crying jags. Of course my ending w/H was NOT GOOD..duh! I became seriously addicted….it was a MESS!

      Anyway, for those who aren’t aware, H is a “close cousin” of alcohol…not necessarily chemically, but the way it affects the brain of alcoholics/addicts, & it’s a known fact that individuals w/the alcoholic gene, if they do try H, they’re pretty much hooked. H affects the brain in a similar fashion to how alcohol affects the brain…so…I’m not surprised to hear this rumor. That’s the way it went for me, & Jonathan even looks like he’s on an opioid (like H) in these pics.

      Like I said, I’ve always felt a kinship to Jonathan….there’s a distinct sadness in his eyes/face that tells the story of a tortured soul who’s still wrenching w/his own demons. That was me @ one time, & I really, REALLY feel for him. When I was his age, that’s where I was.

      My fervent hope is that if he’s lucky enough to live through all of this, he could possibly seek & receive the spiritual help that will finally put his personal demons to rest. I found that I had a LOT of growing up to do…a LOT of maturing to work through the wreckage of my past.

      The powers that be were obviously on my side to allow this….& I hope they are on Jonathan’s side, as well.

  18. Carolin says:

    I would definitely so not hit it – not any more. He looks worn out, tired, sad, like he needs comforting. And hasn’t he had work done around his eyes?

  19. Mew says:

    Would I hit it? No, I wouldn’t.
    I hope things get better for him.

  20. mimi21 says:

    Definitely has not had work done. In smiling photos you can see his deepening laugh lines.

    I’m a big fan and I never heard he was “way into H” Audrey. I give the guy big time credit. He took some time off and privately worked to get himself together and now he’s fighting back. Takes courage.

  21. Blondie says:

    He’s on something. He has the dead eye look of a heroin addict. He looks bad.

  22. andy says:

    Wonder how crazy his eyes look during orgasm? I would bang him to find the answer to that question.

    Just once.

    • The Original Tiffany says:

      OMG! That was the funniest comment I have read in a long time.

      Now I am frightened, but I want to hear about the crazy eyes, so I will let you hit it and then tell us.

    • Mira says:

      LMAO, andy. That’s some cool thinking there! Now I really want you to hit it and tell us about the crazy eyes. On another note, JRM used to be so beautiful. Glad to see him here. He looks good and yes I would hit it, just once. But I would watch out, I would be very scared. Crazy eyes :D

    • Viv says:

      Ha, don’t you think his eyes look crazy NOW? I adore him but those pics are scaring me.
      I still want to hear about how it was after you do that, though. Hit it!

  23. lylaooo says:

    i love jonathan !!! ♥

  24. Kristen says:

    Loved him in “Elvis” and “Match Point”. But he sets my gaydar off… Just a little.

  25. Memphis says:

    He looks sad and broken and I’m easily pulled in by the sad and broken (Damn it!) So yeah, probably. *hangs head*

  26. Jennifer says:

    Yes, yes I would hit it. I would hit it, spank it, and hit it again!

  27. OXA says:

    I do not think I am the right gender for him, so have always believed that is the root of his problems.

  28. Babalon says:

    I’m so confused by the wedding ring. Please explain.

  29. Bodhi says:

    Yup, like a house on fire!

  30. Saraghina says:

    Yes! So excited to see him here! I’ve been in love since Velvet Goldmine!

  31. d b says:

    He looks fragile and dead inside. I’d sooner get him to rehab than the bedroom

  32. Grace says:

    The drugs are getting to him again. His nose looks like his coke habit is back in full force. He’s got to check himself back into rehab.

    That said if he put on his Tudor’s costume I’d hit it until it broke.

  33. Adtiu says:

    I would if he gained 20 pounds….he looks to skinny like he is over tired from too much drink : ) But yummmyyyy…

  34. taxi says:

    His face looks slightly less angular now. Modest weight gain? Bloat? Loved his work plus he’s roaringly clever & funny in the tv interviews & appearances I’ve seen.

  35. Shelly says:

    He’s got sad eyes.

  36. Amber says:

    Yes I would. His eyes have me.

  37. rose says:

    I wouldn’t complain if i did.

  38. Shy says:

    You know what? He signed to star in Mortal Instruments. And they probably plan to do at least trilogy. And I wonder if Jonathan will survive to star in all of them or he will one day overdose and they would have to find another actor.

    It’s really sad. It’s looks like Jonathan doesn’t care and doesn’t want to get help. And no one can make him. And what’s funny is that public doesn’t care! Why? Because Jonathan is drinking and does drugs IN PRIVATE. We don’t see him wondering around every day in clubs or get arrested somewhere in USA.

    Some people are like: “Poor Amanda Bynes. She needs help”. It’s after they see her wandering around every day in press. But Jonathan has even more bigger personal problems but public doesn’t care because it’s not in her face every day…

    He looks very bad. I’m afraid he will drunk himself to death o will have overdose one day.

  39. says:

    His eyes are like Britney Spear’s, so sad and dead.

    I’d nurse him back to health, and then I’d hit it.

  40. mimi says:

    he can pass for Prince’s son. LOL

  41. Al says:

    I thought he was so hot in Bend it Like Beckham & Match Point! He was the reason I started watching Tudors, but Henry Cavill was sooooo sexier. I will be seeing Man of Steel just for the eye candy!

  42. Mary says:

    Jonathan is a terrific actor loaded with potential. Hope he hangs in there for his time is yet to come.

  43. gobo says:

    Saw him in one of my local bars one night five years back and while he captures well in photos (or rather, used to anyway) he seemed quite plain in real life.

    • Helen says:

      Actually he is really plain looking in person.I saw him in Toronto…I barely recognized him he was average looking

  44. Sway says:

    Yes, yes I would.

  45. Pandy says:

    He doesn’t look comfortable in sobriety. Too bad.

  46. 4evaredd says:

    He looks a little healthier or possibly he had some work done; but I think he just looks sad.

  47. chalkdustgirl says:

    Nope. But I would hit Colin O’Donoghue from Once Upon a Time repeatedly. Captain Hook is hot.