USA TODAY - Five things you should know about Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 36, as he takes on the iconic leading role in Dracula, NBC's new drama debuting Oct. 25.
He's fond of America: "I don't understand why Europeans are so rough on Americans; there are an immense amount of smart and lovely people in your country," the Dublin-born star says.
He's not a sharer: "No Instagram pictures of me on a bloody boat with a Victoria's Secret model."
And he hates the red carpet: "A wall of photographers is like an assassination. ... I'm never particularly comfortable."
He's an avid reader: "The feeling of paper is still attractive to me." Recent read: Embers by Sandor Marai.
He doesn't keep up with the Joneses: "I don't care if my neighbor has a Bentley," says Meyers, who doesn't even own a car.
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