Jonathan Rhys Meyers became well known due to his role as Henry VIII in historical drama The Tudors
. However, he recently admitted to Radio Times
that he thought that the show would only last for one season. And the prospect of four seasons horrified him.
“I didn’t want it to be four seasons. I was slightly horrified. By season three or four, I wasn’t happy doing it,” Meyers tells the magazine. “Psychologically, I had to be 6ft 3in and I’m only 5ft 10in – and Henry’s size was a huge element of him.”
BBC2 first aired the drama on 1st
April 2007, and it was the highest rated Showtime in three years. It concluded on 22nd
June 2010, after a total of four seasons were aired.
Meyers is currently portraying the title character in NBC’s new take on Dracula
, which is due to air in the UK later this month.
The actor admits he does find TV work tough, but seems to be settling in to the more sexual aspects of Dracula
very easily. Thanks to The Tudors
, he is no stranger to sex scenes, and is something he believes he is very good at.
“I find the sex scenes very easy… It’s one of the gifts I think I have been blessed with as an actor.” Meyers explains
, “If I am doing a sex scene I can really, really – for those moments – totally fall in love with the actress that I am working with.”
You can catch Meyers in his newest TV show, Dracula
on Sky Living in the UK when it fittingly begins on Halloween night at 9pm.