Jonathan Rhys Meyers has put his partying days behind him
Jonathan Rhys Meyers puts his partying days behind him
The 31-year-old Irish actor, who was arrested after a drunken row with
airline staff last year, insists he hasn't thought about alcohol since his
mother Geraldine's death last November.
He said: "Drinking is not the way forward for me at all. I never even drank
until I was 25 anyway. I was in Thailand on my own, filming. I was a little
bit lonely and I started drinking."
Jonathan was left devastated by the death of his beloved mother and was seen
drinking a can of strong cider as he walked in a London street shortly after
she passed away.
Geraldine single-handedly raised the 'Tudors' actor after his father walked
out on three-year-old Jonathan, his mother and his brother Alan, taking the
star's two elder brothers with him.
Jonathan has also admitted he is struggling to shed his rebellious image but
is hoping to prove he has changed by focusing on his career.
He added: "I want to do something useful with my life. Drinking is not
synonymous with that. And I don't put any emphasis on it. To be honest, I
just leave it alone and hope people will, too, but I don't really care.
"Of course, as a young Irish actor you are tarred before the start. It's the