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jonathan rhys meyers
If there`s a good script and a good part, you can be guaranteed that all the best actors in the world are trying to get it. There`s no such thing as once you get to a certain stage, everything becomes easy. Everything becomes harder, you want the best roles, the biggest roles. And so does everyone else.
To get up in front of a camera of course you have to have a certain amount of vanity. All acting is narcissism in some way. Would I be a narcissistic person? Absolutely. Am I vain? Absolutely. Any actor who sits down in front of you and tells you they`re not vain its bullshit. I`m sure a lot of actors are like `Oh no, I`m not vain I just look fabulous everyday`. Now they`d like to believe that themselves. Its all very carefully manipulated, and I`ve met and worked with some of the most beautiful actors in the world and then you see them on a cover of a magazine they don`t look like that, any of them, they just don`t.
When somebody looks at the body of work that I`ve done and they put Bend It like Beckham, Match Point, August Rush, The Tudor`s and Elvis next to each other they can see very many different layers of what I can do as an actor. That`s why I do different roles so people can see your range.
I think it is important to stay close to your roots and be true to yourself, be honest. I don`t want to play games in Hollywood and pretend to be someone else. I still suffer from insecurity and that situation would make it worse.
There will be ups and downs, but it`s important to remember you`re on your own beautiful journey and once you`re on it you have to see it through to its conclusion and try to never be afraid to do anything because what is the worse that can happen?