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Recently Jude spoke to The Associated Press as part of a promotional campaign for the short online film he appears in for Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch.
Jude said he feels his work options are widening as he gets older, and he revels in the complications.
The 41-year-old British actor says there is now “less emphasis on playing romantic leads.”
“You get over a certain age, and you’re more complicated anyway,” he said in an interview. “So, I guess characters written for that age are more complicated, you know.”
Law said he likes to take risks by picking roles that terrify him, such as his much-acclaimed stint in “Henry V” in London’s West End last year.
“There’s this moment when you haven’t quite learnt your lines, the play doesn’t feel like it’s coming together or at least you don’t feel that you’ve fully understood the role or indeed the piece yet and everyone’s looking around for a way out, an excuse,” he said, recalling the rehearsal period. “And yet you know that you have a set day ahead of you when you are going to open to the press — and indeed to the public — and it’s nothing short of terrifying. It’s usually at that moment you question yourself, your job, why you’re doing this,” he added, “but it’s also an opportunity to sort of face failure and fear.”
Among Law’s current roles is playing a submarine captain in Kevin Macdonald’s “Black Sea,” due for release at the end of the year. Filmed on a 1970s submarine, Law says filming “was an amazing experience being that many people in such a small space, for that long. It brought on incredible energy and incredible drama.”
And next up, Law is to replace Michael Fassbender as Thomas Wolfe in Michael Grandage’s directorial debut, “Genius.”
“At the moment I’m up to my elbows reading up and around the wonderful Thomas Wolfe and his relationship with Max Perkins, his editor, who is played by Colin Firth,” Law said.
Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald’s treasure hunt adventure ‘Black Sea’ starring Jude Law as a submarine captain with a mutinous misfit crew will get a limited release January 23, Focus Features said today. Written by Dennis Kelly, Black Sea also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Konstantin Khabenskiy and Michael Smiley. The only wide release dated that weekend is Universal’s Blumhouse thriller The Boy Next Door, directed by Rob Cohen and starring Jennifer Lopez.
Jude has signed on to join Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in “Genius,” which the Michael Grandage Company announced Friday will begin principal photography this fall.
Michael Grandage will make his directorial debut from a script by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“The Aviator”).
Based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the film recounts the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed both of their lives forever.
Pre-production will commence in August, and shooting will start on Oct. 13 in the U.K and U.S.
‘Dom Hemingway’ is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray since March 31st, and today we’ve got our own copy to provide you with Blu-ray screencaptures of Jude’s arguably career-best performance!
Do not view these captures if you have not yet seen the movie and do not want to be spoiled! Due to the nature of the film, some images are also NSFW.
Richard Shepard’s ‘Dom Hemingway’, starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke and Demian Bichir hits US theaters today, April 2 in select theaters! Here are the first few weeks of cities–keep checking your local theaters for when it will open near you!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
NEW YORK, NY
AMC Lincoln Square, New York, NY
Angelika FIlm Center, New York, NY
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
EL CERRITO, CA
KEW GARDENS, NY
NEW CITY, NY
PALO ALTO, CA
ROYAL OAK, MI
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN RAFAEL, CA
SOUTH NORWALK, CT
On screen, Jude Law is a very pretty man. In person, the actor doesn’t disappoint. At 41, he still looks like Dickie Greenleaf, the bronzed, handsome playboy he played to cocky perfection in 1999’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The man doesn’t age. So it’s therefore alarming to see him as the titular goon in this Wednesday’s lewd comedy “Dom Hemingway.”
In Richard Shepard’s film, Law dons a prosthetic nose enhancement, some gnarly teeth, and sports severe mutton chops to play a womanizing safe-cracker out to score after being released from a long stint in prison. The performance is unlike anything the actor’s done, and it’s clear from speaking with him that he relished the opportunity to mask his trademark good looks to best embody Dom.
In the opening scene of “Dom,” you rant on about the size of your member while being blown. Watching the scene, my jaw was on the floor. Was it the same reading it?
Well I was just shocked, you know, it’s quite hard to shock people I think nowadays. And I was genuinely quite shocked because of the excess, and the immodesty of him. I was immediately just sort of drawn, at the sheer balls of the character, and at the sort of vitality, and also because it genuinely made me laugh, it made me laugh out loud. And I still find it very very funny. But, the first scene sort of set the bar.
That scene is just you talking directly to the camera. Did you practice that one in front of a mirror?
No, I’ve never really rehearsed in front of mirrors. I mean, the whole thing, the whole script, Richard and I picked through word by word. Over a period of about four months, we kept meeting and he’d go and just do tiny, tiny little tweaks here and there, and over that period I was learning it, and writing a kinda whole back story so that we both knew exactly what had gotten Dom exactly where he was, so that those little references had some kind of resonance. And we ran a bunch of stuff together, the monologues together, in various situations. And really it was a case of just sort of monitoring. I remember a key note from Richard was, “As Dom’s rants start to rev up, he starts to enjoy himself, and there’s a sort of relish in him using these words, this poetry. And as soon as you start to see that, you know he’s on a role, and that he’s not going to stop.”