Jude Law ruefully admits: “I’m too old to be a lothario”

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Honestly, we’ve been having a bit too much fun with the entire running joke that Jude Law will impregnate someone at Cannes. It’s such a ridiculous yet highly probable notion, and I’m completely unable to stop hearing Barry White music every time I look at these new photos of serious/reflective/professional Jude acting out his duties as Juror.

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Admit it — you hear the music too, right? Despite Jude’s real-life (and well-founded) reputation as a manwhore, however, the actor laments that his days as an onscreen loverboy have passed. He points towards evidence of this fact within his new role as the wronged husband in the latest adaptation of Anna Karenina, according to Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye:

Jude Law is mentally preparing himself to play the spurned husband in Anna Karenina opposite Keira Knightley.

That’s not a role Jude has ever played on screen — and certainly not off it.

“I’m the cuckold. I’m the husband she discards,” the actor joked as we chatted at the official opening night dinner for the Cannes Film Festival, adding ruefully: “I can’t play the dashing young blade in films any more, those parts don’t come to me.”

Jude is sitting on the festival’s jury with the panel’s chair Robert De Niro and fellow Hollywood star Uma Thurman.

He told me he was excited to be working with director Joe Wright and that Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel was a masterpiece in itself.

“It’s an excellent screenplay, you just want to be a part of it,” he added.

As I revealed when this column broke news of the project last November, Keira will play the eponymous heroine, who humiliates her husband Karenin when she falls for handsome army officer Count Vronsky.

Aaron Johnson will play Vronsky. And Wright told me he’s hoping to also cast Saoirse Ronan, who was in his adaptation of Atonement alongside Keira, and can be seen on screens now in his scorching psychological thriller Hanna.

[From Daily Mail]

Aww, poor Jude! He does sound a bit regretful that he won’t be shagging Anna Karenina senseless as Vronsky, doesn’t he? Well, he can rest assured that playing the jilted husband will demonstrate some flexibility in the acting department. As opposed to, you know, the flexibility that he often seeks in his random and various bedmates. Fortunately for Jude, he’s highly in demand not only in cloakroom closets but also on the big screen, and we’ll see him later this year in Contagion: The Sienna Miller Story as well as A Game Of Shadows, which is Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to Sherlock Holmes. Remember, more paychecks = incentive to impregnate more women. Get in line, bitches!

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  1. Darla says:

    He used to be so hot, but he is just icky now. Like a lollipop where everyone has had a lick. He needed youth and hair as part of his charm, and it’s gone now

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    Seriously, Robert DeNiro (on the jury) I can understand. The others? WTF?

  3. Ann says:

    Men just don’t age that well.

  4. Eve says:

    I’d like to know what contraceptive methods Sienna Miller used while she was with him — that must some really strong shit right there.

    I for one would be scared of just shaking his hand.

  5. murt says:

    Nah I think he’s still super hot.

  6. bluhare says:

    Hey, Jude . . . (been wanting to say that for ages!), get rid of that bobble thingy on the top of your head. THAT’S the problem! Lotharios don’t have bobbly things, cuckolded husbands do!

    Other than that, he’s still cute. Great smile.

  7. sapphire says:

    @bluhare-it’s a fauxhawk.

    It’s all in the eye of the beholder, I guess. He never warmed my biscuits.

  8. beth says:

    he’s only saying this because he’s tired of being alone. this line will change once he has a woman who will cook, wash and give him regular sex.

  9. Kimbob says:

    Oh yeeeaahh….he’s still “got it,” at least for me. He’s my #2, coming in right behind Colin F. Jude’s got those eyes that give him away. You can tell he’s a devil…and I love it.

    Oh, and yes….I’ma hearing that Barry White Muzak, too. Man, I can’t BELIEVE my wonderful gifts this Friday…posts about Colin AND Jude. Now I KNOW I’m gonna have a helluva weekend. Hell, I haven’t even looked at the Hot Guys for this Friday yet. I saw posts about Colin and Jude, and went RIGHT to them! I truly feel sorry for my boyfriend this weekend…LMAO!!!!

  10. futureperfect says:

    In spite of the hair, as it were, he looks mighty fine for his age. And he does appear to be aging gracefully… that is, without the standard Hollywood biotech intervention. I’m intrigued by the choice of panelists, but I do believe they are all amply qualified.

  11. jill says:

    I Love Jude Law !
    Whatever movie he is in he bring the sexy !

  12. kim says:

    Jude Law looks better than most the younger movie actors on screen today. I hope that he dose more movie like the Holilday.

  13. TeeTee says:

    I love him and his acting!!

    love love love him

    despite his horndog ways, LOL

    HOT to me!

  14. dee says:

    I really don’t get the hate this site has for Jude Law. He not killed anyone. But yet this site make comments like he is about to rape someone if they get too close. All the women he has been involved with has been willing participant so they are just as much the blame. Celebitchy should check yourself you are no better than Perez Hilton .

  15. Nanea says:

    @ # 14 – dee: Who died and made you Chief Critic of gossip blogs?

    Perez is mean, and a bad character – as he has proven repeatedly.

    If you don’t agree with something you read on a site that calls itself bitchy, why don’t you just move on?

    As to Jude: I’m not sure he’ll get anyone pregnant in Cannes, as he’s been known to be found lying in the gutter in previous years, coked out of his mind.

  16. Luna says:

    I don’t care who he shags. It’s not like he raped anyone. Cheated yes, bad, yes, but there are many worse out there, and in Hollywood I don’t believe the women more than the men.

    He still looks awesome to me.

  17. Eve says:

    @ Dee:

    I swear Celebitchy (the site) doesn’t hate Jude Law. In fact, the writers here like him very much — but the man is a womanizer, so it’s fun to talk about that in a playful way. No one here thinks he’s an asshole of the highest order (like Mel Gibson), there are serious and funny posts here on Celebitchy. Jude Law is usually featured on the funny ones.

    Everybody knows he’s never forced anyone to do anything. Getting close to him won’t do any harm to you (generally speaking), I think. But it’ll certainly increase your chances of getting pregnant.

  18. GQ says:

    he’s still hot

  19. erica says:

    I love Jude Law ! I want to see more movies with him as the lead.

  20. nikki says:

    Jude, you Sexy Beast; Stop talking about not doing lothario roles, you know that you are Hot!!! and I only watch Sherlock Homles just to see you.

  21. buckley says:

    Mr. “I don’t wanna see no panties” Law.
    :)
    sorry, you did say Barry White…

  22. Slim Charles says:

    I wonder how he’d look if he shaved his head? Could he carry it off??

  23. Gwen says:

    He could womanize me any time :D

  24. S says:

    Pardon my ignorance, but who is Aaron Johnson?
    edit: never mind, I used ye olde google and found him. he’s a dish!!

  25. foozy says:

    he’s so hot, he can never be too old!!!!

  26. really says:

    Jude is a TWIT.

  27. kayee says:

    I would let Jude hit it like an angry God. Love him.

  28. Lindy says:

    WAIT, WAIT, WAIT!!!!! Keira Fuc$!ng Knightley will be playing Anna Karenina!???!!

    I cannot tell you how pissed off that makes me. That is my all-time favorite book–the book I’d bring with me if I could only bring one book to a deserted island. And they’re making a movie with that stupid, over-rated, vapid idiot actress? Really? And someone as intelligent as Tom Stoppard is okay with that choice?

    You need a *real* actress to pull that role off–someone who is able to embody Anna’s selfishness without making her despicable, her intelligence without making her bookish or reserved, her charm and sexiness without making her vampy… It is not an easy character to create. And Keira “I’m such a serious actress” Knightley is NOT the one to do it!!!

    I cannot even see straight I’m so angry. (Also, Jude Law is too hot and young to play Karenin, Anna’s husband). Ugh this whole thing blows chunks.

  29. zesty says:

    He looks like such a tiny little guy with a big round head. Don’t see the physical appeal here.

    He resembles Phil Collins a bit in that last desk shot.

  30. Camille says:

    I don’t care what dirty shenanigans he gets up to in his private life, I will probably <3 him forever. Still a hottie (and good actor) to me :D .

  31. sally says:

    That woman walking with him needs some foundation undergarments. Pull it together publicist lady!