When I first saw this photo, my first thought was “Why, hello, James Bond…” That’s what he looks like, right? Sexy and dashing and dangerous, like he could get you pregnant just by squinting. Well, I googled Jude just to see if he was up to anything that I could write about, and I found this epic, hilarious, smug-bastard interview with Jude that makes it pretty clear he knows how gorgeous he is. He tells a German publication: “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.” Oh, brother. Here’s more:
JUDE LAW is happy to surrender his status as a Hollywood heart-throb to ROBERT PATTINSON – insisting the young TWILIGHT actor has already taken his place.
Law, 37, is convinced he is now too old to be considered a pin-up, especially as so many young stars are breaking into the movie business and securing legions of loyal followers.
And the Brit is relieved he can finally shed his image as a Hollywood hunk – because he has always been uncomfortable with the title.
He tells Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, “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.”
“My goal was always to be recognized 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 centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard.”
[From Contact Music]
Easy, Receding Hairline. Jude is saying that for all of these years, he was “playing the Adonis” right? Now, don’t get me wrong. Jude was and is a beautiful man. But there’s nothing so ugly as a man who pontificates upon his own beauty. Jude is becoming… dare I say it… Jessica Biel-esque. What kills me is that even in the beginning of Jude’s career, he was recognized as a good actor. Yes, we talked about how lovely he was, but we always added “… and he can act too.” Damn it, James Bond.
Jude Law at the ‘All that glam’ charity event in Moscow on January 28, 2010. Also, Jude at the London Theatre Critics’ Awards on January 26, 2010. Credit: WENN.