Jonathan Rhys Meyers comforted movie co-star John Travolta after the death of his teenage son JETT.
The pair had just wrapped From Paris with Love in January (09) when 16-year-old Jett died from a seizure during a vacation in the Bahamas.
And Rhys Meyers was able to offer his support and sympathy to Travolta, having lost his mother in November 2007.
The 31-year-old Irish actor says, "I spoke to John. It's a very trying time for his family. Jett was a beautiful boy.
"John is strong and smart and he has a good support system around him."
Rhys Meyers reveals he and Travolta became firm friends on the set of From Paris with Love, bonding over their Irish roots; Travolta's mother was Irish-American.
He adds, "I've met a lot of people in my career, but I've never met anyone so generous. I'd been doing nightshoots and at 3 o' clock in the morning, plates of sushi would turn up on set. He was ordering them from the hotel. He'd say, 'We're Irish - we've got to eat!'"