LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 15, 2007) – Next week, “The Tudors” star Jonathan Rhys Meyers will hit the big screen in the tearjerker, “August Rush.”
The tale of love and music finds Jonathan playing a lrish singer, who falls for Keri Russell’s character, Lyla Novacek, a talented cellist. Though he’s paired with Keri on-screen, during the filming of the touching movie, Jonathan was paired in the studio with a microphone – as he recorded several songs for the film and its soundtrack.
“It was good fun,” Jonathan told Access Hollywood about his studio trip. “[Music producer] Phil Ramone was fantastic.”
Two of the songs Jonathan recorded appear on the soundtrack to “August Rush” — “Moondance” and “This Time.”
The Irishman said he enjoyed laying down the tracks despite the severe weather conditions that happened in New York City, the day he went into the studio.
“We had incredible blizzard here,” Jonathan recalled to Access. “It was a Sunday and just trying to make my way to the studio through Times Square — it was kind of like the beginning of this epic journey and it was almost like I was starting this epic journey in the Ice Age.”
Jonathan said the freezing weather helped out the in-studio mood.
“I was freezing cold out in this snowy weather in these big moon boots and I arrive in the studio and suddenly I start to thaw out,” he said. “We recorded all the music that day and I had such [an] energy.”
“August Rush” opens November 21st, and also co-stars Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Alex O’Laughlin and Terrence Howard.