Meyers Blasts Private Celebrities
Hollywood star JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS has hit out at celebrities who complain about press intrusion, insisting they have no right to expect privacy. The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III actor is disgusted with stars who refuse to have their pictures taken or do interviews, claiming celebrities have a responsibility to the public. And he insists he will never behave that way himself - as he recognises how important the media is to become successful. Rhys Meyers says, "You're putting yourself out there in the public eye and selling what's essentially your personality. So if the public buy you for twelve bucks in a movie and pays for popcorn, well, you feel you own a little bit of that person. "So when people then become famous and go, 'Oh God, I hate the press; God, I hate the paparazzi,' I'm like, 'Dude, it's not as if you didn't f**king beg for it.' "Really! I've spent ten years working my a**e off so I can't in my heart of hearts be one of those guys going, 'Hey man, no f**king photographs man, I'm an artist.' "If I'm on set and a paparazzo comes up, I'm like, 'Hey, take your shot, if you get 300 bucks, good luck to you.' I couldn't imagine anyone paying 300 pence for a photo of me, but if they can have a job from doing that, great."