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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Loves Playing Gay

Jonathan_rhys_meyers_1Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly hungry for a "gay icon" role to take on, particularly if its a famous movie star on the down low: "Wait another ten years, I'll play Rock Hudson and I'll be back to handbag. I'm actually a little bit small for Rock. Maybe Montgomery Clift!"

He seems to think his 2005 TV role as Elvis Presley, who he calls "the gayest fucking thing on two legs," has primed him for the experience: ""Anyone who lives with their mama that long and dresses up in that much spangly gold with black lacquer on their eyes has definitely got something going on."

Earlier this year, he was spotted at the Golden Globes, kissing a purse with Billy Bush. Now that's taking "back to handbag" a bit literally.

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  1. Clearly, kissing Ewan MacGregor in "Velvet Goldmine" gave him a taste for these types of roles.

    He'd be perfect as Montgomery Clift.

    Posted by: ams | Jun 22, 2006 9:49:47 AM

  2. Mr. Meyers who frequents Crunch Gym in West Hollywood usually during award season is usually in cruise overdrive. His stares are not reserved for the hot, young, gym boys, but rather favors the older daddy types and this is one Daddy who knows.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 22, 2006 11:28:38 AM

  3. figured he was a big ol' bottom!

    Posted by: dc20008 | Jun 22, 2006 11:32:53 AM

  4. JRM is gay. No doubt about it. I find it funny that he adopts the persona of the straight actor who will willingly play gay roles. Maybe he's a little confused himself? Very handsome too, although not my type at all.

    Posted by: Jethro | Jun 22, 2006 1:00:51 PM

  5. "Anyone who lives with their mama that long and dresses up in that much spangly gold with black lacquer on their eyes has definitely got something going on."

    Wow, for someone who enjoys playing it 'gay', he sure comes off as ignorant and stupid. Not all gay men are mamas boys, and I'm sure there are tons of straight mamas boys out there. Whether or not JRM happens to be gay and/or enjoys playing gay roles, doesn't make that comment alright. Imagine if someone like Vince Vaughn said the exact same thing - he'd be a total homophobic jerk.

    Posted by: noybw | Jun 22, 2006 1:34:36 PM

  6. And if someone like JRM made the kind of jokes that Chris Rock does he'd be a racist jerk . . . context.

    Love and Lollipops!

    Posted by: gander | Jun 22, 2006 2:34:00 PM

  7. Oh good grief. Those quotes are totally out of context and twisted. He was JOKING in Out magazine a few months ago. Amazing what can happen when one of those British tabloids get a hold of something like this.

    Posted by: Brent | Jun 22, 2006 2:55:22 PM

  8. He is made to play a young John Waters. Just look at him!

    Posted by: JT | Jun 22, 2006 3:06:16 PM

  9. It's funny to hear Rhys Meyers called homophobic. What a joke. He's the most gay-friendly actor there is. And his adoptive father is openly gay (Cristopher Croft--a rich Irish farmer with kids Jonathan's age, who he considers his brothers and sisters). Can't anyone tell when someone is kidding around in an interview?

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 22, 2006 3:25:41 PM

  10. I'm betting the Elvis part was a joke.

    But JRM as a gay man? Unbelievably hot. Bring it on. There's nowhere near enough bigscreen boy-on-boy action :)

    Posted by: Iris | Jun 22, 2006 4:37:59 PM

  11. Not sure what his sexuality is but Toni Collette says that they lived the roles when filming Velvet Goldmine, that he was one of her hardest relationships. Either way, he's not a closet case like TC or JT.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jun 23, 2006 11:39:15 AM

  12. Patrick NYC: how dare you!

    Posted by: JT | Jun 23, 2006 1:43:25 PM

  13. You silly silly fags. Whatever. The dude is FUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Posted by: tehghey | Jun 23, 2006 2:32:31 PM

  14. jonathan rhys meyers is NOT gay

    Posted by: ashley | Apr 25, 2009 7:10:35 AM

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