The last we heard of Samantha Burke, the pregnant model/cocktail waitress who is due to have Jude Law’s baby in less than a month, she was blogging that she wasn’t a gold digger. This was on Burke’s new website that included booking information and modeling photos. Burke also protested on her website that she “didn’t choose to publish the story of my pregnancy. I didn’t choose to publish pictures of myself.” She did take sexy cellphone pics documenting her pregnancy, though.
It looks like Burke is inevitably trying to sell the baby photos of little Sophia, due October 6, the same day that Jude Law’s play Hamlet opens on Broadway. You can bet that Law won’t be posing with the happy mother and baby. He supposedly didn’t even remember his brief hookup with Burke until she showed up knocked up. Burke’s people are said to be trying to get the best deal possible for an exclusive interview and picture spread – all to coincide with Law’s run on Broadway. It doesn’t sound like Law or the producers of Hamlet appreciate the publicity:
JUDE Law’s baby mama, Samantha Burke, is out to land a big-money deal for exclusive photos of their love child — just as Law’s play debuts on Broadway next month. The 24-year-old model’s lawyers are shopping an exclusive interview with Burke and pictures of their daughter to coincide with his run as “Hamlet” at the Broadhurst.
Burke is offering to dish on her short-lived fling with the star, which occurred when he was filming “Sherlock Holmes” here in January. Law’s “Hamlet” officially opens on Oct. 6 — the very day baby Sophia is due.
A source close to Burke said: “Samantha is getting offers ranging up to $200,000″ for the interview and baby photos.
“The irony of the timing for the interview is not lost on her,” the source said. “She will talk openly about her relationship with Jude — and he’s not getting rave reviews” for his behavior. “While Jude has promised to provide for Sophia, Samantha doesn’t feel like his behavior towards her was entirely chivalrous,” our source said.
“Hamlet” will mark Law’s first time on the Broadway stage since his Tony-nominated debut in 1995 in “Indiscretions.”
The timing of Burke’s planned interview is a blow to “Hamlet” producers who are trying to keep a lid on Law’s love life, so as not to distract attention from the show. They’ve even banned reporters from asking questions about his relationships — which seem to involve more drama than Shakespeare’s tragedies.
So Burke will hit back with an American weekly magazine and a UK newspaper deal dishing on how Law supposedly disappeared and switched off his phone after a romance that lasted just a week.
LA-based publicist Eileen Koch confirmed her firm has been hired to do Burke’s public relations but refused to comment further. Law’s publicist, Simon Halls, did not respond to an e-mail for comment.
[From NY Post]
Getting knocked up with Jude Law’s baby is the best thing that ever happened to 24 year-old Samantha Burke. If it’s true that Law changed his number and stopped returning her calls that’s cold, but it also seems like this woman is more than a little clingy. Now she’s tied to Law for life, and you can bet she’ll try and capitalize on it. It doesn’t look like she’ll ever get the happy family with Law that she’s probably dreaming of. The money will surely be some consolation, though.