Jude Law films ‘The New Pope’ in a papal Speedo in Venice: yay or nay?

Jude Law struts his stuff in his underwear while filming in Venice

Most ladies my age still remember when Jude Law became a thing: it was when we saw his absolutely perfect face in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Something about the period costumes, the homoeroticism and that bath scene… a star was born, and his name was Jude Law. Jude ended up with an Oscar nomination for that film and he’s worked steadily ever since. For a while, he was a movie star, but in his 40s, Jude has become an actor of all mediums. He had an unexpected hit with the Sky Atlantic/HBO series The Young Pope in 2017, and the limited series was so popular, they’re making another one, this one called The New Pope.

These photos are from Venice, where The New Pope is filming. I couldn’t tell you the plotline in these scenes. I have no idea what Pope Pius XIII is doing on the beach with those volleyballs and those ladies in bikinis. I do love that there seems to be some kind of papal Speedo in the same shade of white as a papal cassock. As for the youth of this pope… I mean, obviously “youth” is a relative term. Jude Law is older than me – he’s 46 years old, and he looks like a good looking man in his 40s, which I enjoy. His youthful prettiness has matured. He’s now strikingly handsome. I like that he’s filled out too – he has a great body, but he also looks like he eats, and like he’s not permanently on a diet. These photos are causing such a stir online and frankly, I’m here for it. We need more good looking men strutting their asses around in papal Speedos.

The New Pope will bring in John Malkovich in an unspecified (at this time) role. Which is probably why (SPOILER) Billions suddenly wrote off Malky’s excellent Russian character this week – Malky was due in Italy to ten episodes of The Hot Young New Pope.

Jude Law shares Venice waters with dozens of naked women (and men) while on the set of 'The New Pope'

Jude Law shares Venice waters with dozens of naked women (and men) while on the set of 'The New Pope'

Jude Law struts his stuff in his underwear while filming in Venice

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    *fans herself* Am so here for these photo’s, they brightened my dreary day yesterday. He is fine in these shots and a great actor but messy AF in his personal life.

    You can see why he has 5 kids 😉 hehehe!

    • Croatian says:

      I know a guy in real life who is just like him. Extremely accomplished, smart, charming.. and messy with women 🙂 He has 4 kids.
      I imagine he looks like this naked, hahaha

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      His personal life has calmed down quite a bit over the last five years or so. He’s been with his girlfriend for about that long.

    • Dani says:

      I am soooo here for this. I’m 18 years younger than him but have loved him since I came of age lol he’s always been IT for me. I still remember watching The Holiday over and over when it came out. I’ll carry his 6th child – I volunteer as tribute!!

    • Ellaus says:

      I have had a crush on him (and Hugh Grant) since I laid leyes on them…. *borrowing your fan* He has one of the most beautiful mouth ever… He truly is a good wine.

      • 90sgirl says:

        Yes, I would. Lol

        He is so good in the role as Pope.

        But my favorite movie with Jude Law is The Holiday or Holiday, with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. I love that movie, it’s light hearted, nothing heavy, just a good movie on a rainy day in bed with tea and cake, lol

  2. Millennial says:

    I’ve always found him kind of smarmy and I never got the hype. Buuuut, these pictures are changing my mind. Totally changing my mind.

    • Maylee says:

      I feel the exact same way! smarmy lol, perfect description. And then I stared at these pics for an absurd amount of time. Not bad, not bad at all. 😉

  3. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Nay. Never got his appeal, still don’t.

  4. Renee2 says:

    Nay. Hard pass. He is in good shape though.

  5. Becks1 says:

    Good morning to you too……

  6. Croatian says:

    OMG. He was always too pretty for my taste, but these photos are so damn erotic 😀

    • hindulovegod says:

      Completely agree. He was never my type, but this version of Jude Law can get it.

  7. Sash says:

    It’s early so I say with hesitation, I would and many times.

  8. aang says:

    We loved the Young Pope at our house and my son and I are eagerly waiting the new season! Yay!

  9. Snowflake says:

    He doesn’t do anything for me, never has, never will.

  10. SNAP says:

    I must admit that the Young Pope mini series really got me surprisingly hooked. The first time i watched it there was nothing else on tv after much channel surfing. So i thought to myself “let’s see what heresy they’re concoting now on HBO”…lol… They casted Jude Law perfectly for the series, he really pulled me in with his acting. The plot was also very interesting and just like that i became a fan of his and the show. I didn’t know they were coming with another season. Yay!!!

    • Lauren says:

      I really enjoyed the series, too, and I was glad when I heard they were making a second season. And yeah, Jude Law was perfectly cast for it.

      I’m wondering if this scene is going to be a dream sequence of sorts – they had some of that in the first season.

    • Anastasia says:

      It’s REALLY good. It hooked me from the first scene.

  11. Lightpurple says:

    Damn! Pregnant. Jude Law is a dangerous man!

  12. SM says:

    Oh my God, I am soooo here for this. I can’t with his cold bitchy ice stares as Pope. He absolutely owned that role. Can’t wait for new season. And just imagine working in Italy on all those gorgeous locations.

  13. Abby says:

    I commented on that link yesterday–Kitten had a great suggestion to just cover up the swimsuit region. haha! I didn’t notice before that he has this “all hail the pope with volleyballs” thing going on.

    I love Jude Law, since the Talented Mr. Ripley. And Alfie. And The Holiday, etc. He still looks hot, maybe even better now!

    I’ve always thought my now-husband looked like Jude. And I think he still does! I am a lucky lady. 🙂

  14. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Ummm…definite YAY. Was drooling over these photos on Twitter yesterday. Jude is 46 years old and looks better than a lot of the guys I know in their 20’s and 30’s.

  15. Becks1 says:

    Also, it seems like this must be a dream sequence or something. The pope in a speedo walking among bikini-clad women throwing volleyballs?

  16. T.Fanty says:

    I love Jude Law. He brings it all: he’s hot, he’s messy, he’s talented, and he can take a beating in the media with (relative) grace. He is the gift that keeps on giving.

  17. Constance says:

    I can’t stop staring at the circular contour on his stomach. He looks good, though!

  18. Lucy says:

    He looks fantastic and, most importantly, healthy.

  19. Maylee says:

    Perfect amount of body hair. Sexy.

  20. Lindy says:

    I don’t know what this says about me but he is looking insanely hot here. Something about him has always done it for me, and I feel like his visible aging only adds to the hotness. But he really is messy.

  21. Midnightatthemuseum says:

    A handsome, charming man and a pair of well-fitting budgie- smugglers. It doesn’t get better than this.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Indeed, adding in the mincing around in them – the Lenny persona and those speedos r a dangerous combination. He looked like he was having fun.

      Jude also has a pretty good sense of humour and can poke fun at himself, I love watching his interviews esp on Graham Norton who takes the piss.

  22. TheOriginalMia says:

    I thought I was thirsting after old pics of the pope, Kaiser! I felt skeevy liking your tweets yesterday. Thank goodness, it’s just Jude!

  23. Lala11_7 says:


    LAWD HAVE MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MEIN GOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    His body type is just ONE of the reasons why I’m still with Bae….I like them…..THICCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

    I’ve been stanning for Jude since the early 90s….he has NEVA disappointed me! (On-screen I mean)….

  24. Mumbles says:

    That series was so beautiful and smart and thoughtful. Given that I am surprised it got another season! 🙂 I do hope that Diane Keaton’s character comes back. She and Law had a great chemistry together.

  25. Sam says:

    The Talented Mr. RIPPED-ly

  26. Anastasia says:

    And unlike with Boring Bill you cannot tell which way he dresses in this. (Yes, I kept hunting for a bit of an acorn.)

  27. isabelle says:

    Well that is an obvious yay. A man that can look good in a speedo yea. Aside from Jude, loved The New Pope. It was my series on HBO last year and glad it is returning.

  28. VintageS says:

    Never liked him then saw The Holiday, and, yeah, he charmed me.

  29. Originaltessa says:

    He looks damn good. Still has his posh playboy charm, but now older and more refined. His body is strong but not rail thin. He looks great, truly. Go Jude!

  30. Gabby says:

    Now looking forward to the next season, The Nude Pope.

  31. Grant says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve got the vapors! He’s serving some DILF, zaddy realness and I am HERE for it, henny!

  32. Mgsota says:

    “We need more good looking men strutting their asses around in papal Speedos.”

    Yes we do.

  33. Jb says:

    Was into him when he was younger and more messy AF as he is now but eh. The Mr. at home has a lean tall body type and is in killer shape at the moment so these photos don’t really make me drool (got steak at home! 😉 and more like giving him kudos on his hairline surgery/work.

  34. Valerie says:

    Mmmm, normally, no. He’s never done it for me, but he is in good shape.

  35. Ader says:

    I hope John Malkovich doesn’t do one of his mangled accents for this role. His Poirot…..ugh. Disaster! In large part because of that stupid accent. Abandon the accents!

  36. Rachel says:

    I don’t find him attractive but i was drawn to these pictures…. realised that if i cover Jude’s head it’s my Husbands body 🙂 Love a stocky, hairy guy with good legs.

  37. LA says:

    All of the nay. He’s never been my bag, but seeing his bag hugged so tightly is only making that more the case.

  38. Joy says:

    Young Jude did zero for me. Hot forties Jude Law is fantastic.

  39. Lithe says:

    He was too beautiful for words in The Talented Mr. Ripley and somehow he’s that much more attractive-looking now. Avoiding stories about his personal life helps to preserve the good opinion 🙂

  40. Bee says:

    Holy moly, I loved that Hot Pope show. And I REALLY love these pictures. So I’m here for it. Oh yes.

  41. Bella Bella says:

    For a good Jude Law movie, watch the movie about Oscar Wilde that he is in. He plays Wilde’s lover. He is gorgeous in that movie. I believe it came out before The Talented Mr. Ripley. He was a beautiful beautiful manboy then. What I like about him is that for years he has talked about how he has always seen himself as a character actor, especially knowing his beauty would not last. For him, it was always about the acting. So he has the confidence now that is in itself attractive.

  42. Betsy says:

    His pecs are so close as to look like breasts. No thank you.

  43. ikki says:

    mhmm tastyy

  44. Anare says:

    Yikes! I feel all naughty for staring at these photos. 😅