Dracula star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is finally speaking out about his new role playing the infamous vampire and what fans can expect from the show.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be playing Dracula himself on the show coming to NBC for the Fall of 2013 season. The series will take place in the 19th century as Dracula returns to London with some unfinished business. What he didn’t plan on was meeting a woman who he believes to be the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Rhys Meyers reveals that the role isn’t the easiest, having to play someone who is both terrifying and alluring. Although, he can surely draw experience from his times playing King Henry VIII on The Tudors. Rhys Meyers explains to The Sun, “I have to make him diabolical and erotic at the same time and let it pass between these two things so that it’s a balance between, ‘Oh my God, I’m really repulsed by this but I can’t stop watching.'”
Back in January, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt teased that Dracula would be based on the original Bram Stoker novel but that it would also have its own original elements. Rhys Meyers seems to echo this sentiment saying he even pulls some of his character’s inspiration from his own personal experiences. The actor explains, “I’ve taken my part of my interpretation of Dracula from the book, part of it from the history of Vlad Tepes [the Impaler] himself and partly from my own personal experiences, both the good and the bad. These will all come out.”
Many fans of the actor have been wondering how much sexy NBC would allow on the show. Rhys Meyers doesn’t dissapoint when he promises to bring eroticism to the series. “We are working very hard to make it as erotic, as entertaining and as provocative as we can possibly make it, so that people can enjoy it,” Said the actor.