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Indiewire sat down with Jude in Los Angeles to talk about working with Soderbergh for second time, who’s on his wishlist of directors to work with in the future, and what it’s like to face off with Rooney Mara.
“Side Effects” came his way after getting along well with Scott Burns on “Contagion.”
“I read it just after ‘Contagion’ because I got along well with Scott. He had it and had been working on it for a long time,” Law said. “At that stage, Steven wasn’t involved. And then, I got one of those very fortunate phone calls. Steven wanted it to be his next film, and when someone like him asks you, you go do it because you know it’s going to be intelligent, smart, it’ll look good [and] it’s a pleasure to make. The fact that it’s also a really interesting piece of work, an interesting character, it’s a very easy decision.”
Having been exposed to Soderbergh’s on-set working style (usually acting as his own DP), Law was prepared for the easy-going process.
“…he makes it very easy. He makes really important decisions, but kind of simply. Little things like really going to the locations, the real place, immediately you’ve got an authenticity, that you don’t have to recreate—you’re in it, you’re being genuine,” Law explained about Soderbergh’s style.
Jude talks to Huffington Post about the joys of working with the now-retired Steven Soderbergh, why “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” is better than “Sherlock Holmes,” and whether he thinks we take him for granted?
I very much enjoyed “Side Effects.” Though, with Sundance, I’ve seen 23 movies since “Side Effects” — but I still remember it well.
That’s some task.
The lack of sleep is the task.
Did you get any skiing in?
There was no time.
It doesn’t sound like it.
With you starring and Steven Soderbergh directing, I was fairly sure this wouldn’t turn into a “wrongfully accused” courtroom drama, but I’m very glad this wasn’t a “wrongfully accused” courtroom drama.
No, it steps into the shoes of films like “Double Indemnity” and “Body Heat” — the film with a twist. You know, it’s entertaining. But, at the same time, it’s nice to be in something that has a subject matter that’s so thought provoking and timely. And it does it in a very subtle and intelligent way, you can’t help but come out and have an opinion and a sense of what one’s relation with prescription pills is. And, at the same time, it’s a ride — because the characters and your loyalty to certain characters shifts and change all the time.
Jude attended the premiere of his film ‘Side Effects’ during the 2013 Berlinale International Film Festival held at the Berlinale Palast on February 12 in Berlin, Germany. Jude was joined at the event by his co-star Rooney Mara and the director Steven Soderbergh. Photos from the premiere can now be seen in our gallery.
I’ve had a very busy month at work, so I apologize for adding all of these photos just now. I’ll do my best to catch up on everything in the following days.
As the third Sherlock Holmes film continues its long development phase, Jude Law insists he’s looking forward to it. That would be another Guy Ritchie instalment with Law as Watson and Robert Downey Jr. portraying the iconic sleuth. And why wouldn’t he? The previous movies earned more than US$1-billion at the worldwide box office and helped rejuvenate Law’s flagging career.
While all players involved wait for a completed Sherlock screenplay, the 40-year-old decided he had an announcement to make during a recent interview in a Beverly Hills hotel. “I’m here and available for work,” said Law, smiling at his pretend advertisement.
Meanwhile, fans get to enjoy him in Steven Soderbergh’s suspense film Side Effects, which opened in North American theatres on Feb. 8. It’s Law’s second Soderbergh movie. He was part of the A-list ensemble with Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in the 2011 thriller Contagion, and returns to the Soderbergh fold with a Side Effects cast that includes Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Jude attended the premiere of his film ‘Side Effects’ on Thursday (January 31) at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York City. Jude was joined by his castmates Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vinessa Shaw, as well as director Steven Soderbergh. See photos from the premiere in our gallery.
Open Road Films has just released the 3rd trailer for ‘Side Effects’. The new clip mixes up lots of new footage with stuff we’ve seen already. Give it a look!