Jonathan Rhys Meyers Talks Star Wars: Episode 7 Casting Rumors.

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The Irish actor who played in J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was one of the first rumored to take part in the next Star Wars movie. Now Meyers finally discussed those rumors…

First here’s the actual rumor from a few months ago. According to LatinoReview:

“My right hand man El Mayimbe recently heard that a young man who has only been in one major franchise movie (in a co-starring role) was in talks to star in the new Star Wars film.Now, my source has told me more information…This is a name that has been thrown around a lot, especially since he has a relationship with J.J. Abrams is The Tudors (2007-2010) star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.”

Now Entertainment Weekly caught up with the actor and asked him about those rumors. Here’s what Meyers said:

“Look, I’ve worked with J.J. but I don’t believe rumors.”

Looks like another case of a rumored actor who still hasn’t been contacted by anyone at Lucasfilm. The question is if there were any real talks with all those rumored actors or all these are fake scoops fabricated just for a few more clicks.

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Still if for some reason Meyers ends up doing a Star Wars movie we could definitely expect him to be the bad guy:

“I play bad guys because I look like one,” he says with a dry laugh. “There’s something in my physicality that’s quite intense and lends me to being feral. I mean, I’d love to be this lovely relaxed guy doing rom-coms, but I just don’t get those types of offers. I suppose I’m forever sort of the antihero.”

I still think that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is perfect for Star Wars. No matter if he is a Jedi, Sith or something else…

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7 thoughts on “Jonathan Rhys Meyers Talks Star Wars: Episode 7 Casting Rumors.

  • September 16, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Not exactly a denial.

  • September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

    True. All these actors seem to talk like politicians!

  • September 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    He is outstanding actor. I love him. Hope he is cast.

  • September 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    “The question is if there were any real talks
    with all those rumored actors or all these are
    fake scoops fabricated just for a few more clicks.”

    It’s that second thing.

  • September 17, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Please no… he’s dreadful.

  • September 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

    looking at him he COULD play starkiller. not saying i want a force unleashed stand alone, cause the story of both games kind of bored me to death. but if they ever DID do a starkiller standalone movie, which i kind of hope they dont tho i will still watch it, they could and SHOULD hire the actor that they used his face model for and the voice acting for the character. but meyers would be my second choice

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