Irish actor Jonathan Rhys MeyersIan West/PA

 

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who lost his mother in November 2007, comforted John Travolta after the death of his son, Jett.

The co-stars had just wrapped up filming their new movie, “From Paris with Love” this January when 16-year-old Jett Travolta died from a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas.

Irish star Rhys Meyers reached out to Travolta and offered his sympathies, having lost a beloved family member recently himself.

"I spoke to John. It's a very trying time for his family. Jett was a beautiful boy,” the actor said. "John is strong and smart and he has a good support system around him."

Rhys Meyers reveals he and his co-star became close friends on the set of “From Paris with Love,” and even bonded over their Irish roots (Travolta’s mother was Irish American).

Rhys Meyers offers up much praise for Travolta, saying: “I've met a lot of people in my career, but I've never met anyone so generous. I'd been doing night shoots and at 3 o' clock in the morning, plates of sushi would turn up on set. He was ordering them from the hotel. He'd say, ‘We’re Irish - we've got to eat!’”