Friday, February 02, 2007

Two Actors Playing Henry VIII This Year


Is there any historical proof that King Henry VIII was an extreme hottie? Because, well, day-yumn.

But no...


this is what we call "creative license" or "liberties taken"

[see popbytes for more on Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's go at the royal in The Tudors]

11 comments:

OhMyTrill said...

lol

SusanP said...

Bravo. It's not often one sees the contrast between fiction and reality so succinctly demonstrated.

I nearly fell off my chair.

Anon in Yorkshire said...

Liberties are indeed being taken - although to be strictly fair, Henry was a reputed hottie in his young days.

Mind you, this is only compared to other Royalty and most of them were Hapsburgs, notorious for being quite fantastically ugly, even in offical portraits. Would love to see what Hollywood could make of them.

J.D. Judge said...

Yeah...

Eric and Jonny really don't seem like Henry VIII to me. To everyone, I assume.

They're too hot!! I'm straight, but I'm not blind.

Creative license is the only thing they can say to justiy this. They're both good actors, but come on... Henry?

PoliVamp said...

I'll wait until I see the movie. Maybe they'll have some makeup magic going on.

Anonymous said...

Bana will win.

The defense rests.

Rob

David S. said...

Um..*thrust*

That is all.

Bruno Packer said...

Maybe they are going UGLY for their art a la Swank or Theron. Maybe they will get 20 pounds on, and act under a ton of make up. Maybe?

daveylow said...

Bana is the winner in my book. I'm going to see Lucky You even if it's bad just to watch him.

Anonymous said...

Bruno, fortunately for lustful viewers, that trailers suggest otherwise (at least for The Tudors).

Anonymous said...

I would much rather watch Jonathan. Don't care for Bana.