Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Dracula is very different to Twilight

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is currently playing Dracula in Sky Living's 10-part TV show named after the vicious blood-sucking being and thinks it shows vampires in a different light to 'Twilight.'

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers believes 'Dracula' shows vampires in a different light to 'Twilight'.

The 36-year-old actor is currently playing the vicious blood-sucking being in Sky Living's 10-part TV show, but he doesn't feel a pressure to perform the role in a certain way because he thinks the target audience are after something different to the romantic fantasy sequel.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: "This is not 'Twilight', some guy with a James Dean hair cut running around trees because that's YA [young adult], that's sort of for little girls who wet themselves. This isn't about that. This is about what it really really means to suffer for love. This is what it means to have everything taken away from you."

Jonathon was quick to praise 'Twilight' and 'True Blood' for their success, but admits his upcoming show has no competition with any of the other vampire-based programmes or movies because 'Dracula' addresses real-life.

He explained: "'True Blood' has a wonderful audience. It's a very clever idea. 'Twilight' has a wonderful audience. It's a very clever idea. But that's not what we're making. What we're making is something that is much more adult than that. I'm not looking for a 14 or a 15 year old to sit and watch this.

"I'm looking for a 26-35 to 45 year old who will actually know what it's like to be divorced, lose a child, lose a job and to fall in love."

'Dracula' starts on October 31 at 9pm on Sky Living HD.

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