Hot Irish Actors Lend Their Hotness to a Worthy Cause

I know what you’re thinking and no, stunning actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Stuart Townsend aren’t wearing t-shirts in support of protecting Tara Reid from the fate of a washed-up party-girl–I mean really, isn’t it a bit late in the game for that? What they’re both hoping to do is use their celebrity toward the cause of protecting Ireland’s ancient Hill of Tara from having a motorway built through it. Plans to expand the M3 motorway have angered many Irish, who believe that the sacred ground should be left untouched and have decided to form a human harp across the countryside in protest. And, of course, even though Townsend was in Ireland for this very specific reason, he had no problem fielding questions about his lady-love, actress Charlize Theron, who did not happen to be on hand for the protest.

“We didn’t get married,” he said. “Every week someone says we are or that we’re splitting up.

“We’re married in our hearts and have been together for seven years and have dogs, live in a house, and plan to have children. We don’t need the Church or the state.”

They sure like to talk about not getting married. I know they get asked about it a lot, but I don’t get what the big deal about not getting hitched is. It seems like it would be just as annoying to hear people constantly talk about how they are married. Do it, don’t do it–whatever, just leave me out of it–unless I’m invited to something. Then, we’ll talk.


More photos of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Stuart Townsend showing their support for Tara are after the jump.