Jude Law Says He is no Longer Offered Heartthrob Roles

Posted by PZ on May 13th, 2011

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Jude Law has regularly played a womanizer and a heartthrob, but he says he doesn’t get offered those kind of roles any more because he is too old. Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, Jude refers to his latest film in which he costars with Keira Knightley in ‘Anna Karenina’:

“I’m the cuckold. I’m the husband she discards. I can’t play the dashing young blade in films any more, those parts don’t come to me.”

Jude says that while he always wanted to focus on being a good actor, others were more interested in other things:

“My goal was always to be recognised as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great blemish of society. When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centres on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard.”

Jude says he looks forward to getting old because it opens a lot of new doors and experiences that he hasn’t been given the chance to try yet. He also remarks that there are other actors such as Robert Pattinson who can play the kind of roles he was given at the beginning of his career:

“I think it will be interesting to be old. It involves a lot of possibilities. The future doesn’t frighten me at all. On the contrary, I am looking forward to it. If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction.”

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