Collider recently spoke with Jude at the press day for his upcoming film Side Effects, and he provided some brief updates on his upcoming projects plus details about his role in Wes Anderson‘s Grand Budapest Hotel. Regarding his minor updates, Jude says that the script for Sherlock Holmes 3 is still in development, but he hasn’t heard anything yet. “But you know what it’s like, it’s going to be about scheduling, it’s going to be about the right time for the studio and it is about keeping the bar raised,” says Law, “you know, coming up with something that’s really smart and making sure it keeps getting better.”
Speaking about Werner Herzog‘s Gertrude Bell biopic, Queen of the Desert, Jude said he was out. “I don’t think is going to happen now, or I don’t think that I can be involved in it anymore. I’m not sure what happened there, whether they can get it together I don’t know.”
Jude also revealed that he’s wrapped filming on Dom Hemingway, which was directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador). Here’s what Jude had to say about the flick. “It’s about a guy called Dom, who is a kind of petty criminal. He’s just got out of prison. He’s a bit of a waster, he’s a drunk, he’s a loudmouth, he’s a liar and it’s about him trying to put his life back together and he gets into terrible scrapes with his friend Dickie. And it’s also really about him ultimately realizing that he has to make it up with his daughter.”
Last night Jude presented an award at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Jude announced Argo as the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture winner for the evening. First photos from the ceremony can be seen in our gallery, more will be added later today.
Jude attended the official Lady Gaga concert after-party at The Act at The Palazzo in Las Vegas on January 26th. Four pictures from the event have been added to our gallery.
Jude visited Ellen for her big birthday show yesterday. Jude said it had been nine years since he was last on the show and Ellen couldn’t believe it. Both agreed that it didn’t seem like that long.
Jude had a gift for Ellen: they were a pair of very nice looking Doc Martins. Ellen said she loved them.
Jude just turned 40 in December and Ellen asked him how he felt about it. Jude said that he thought whenever there is a zero in your age, it’s a good time to look back and think about how you spent the last 10 years and how you’d like to spend the next 10. He said he didn’t want to make the same mistakes and looked forward to the kind of work he’ll get in his forties. Ellen said she thought everything is better as you grow older and get more settled into your life.
Jude said his new movie ‘Side Effects’ with Rooney Mara was very slick and stylish with a fantastic twist. Jude plays a psychiatrist from the United Kingdom who is treating Rooney Mara’s character for anxiety. Ellen asked Jude if prescription medications were as prevalent in the UK as they are here in the States. Law said that he’d hate to perpetuate the stereotype of people from the UK being uptight, but he said that no one there really talks about seeing psychiatrists or taking drugs for anxiety and depression.
The last time Jude was on Ellen, Ellen gave him a bicycle. Because he has four kids now, Ellen decided to give him an even bigger bicycle, this time with more seating. It was a five person bicycle, shaped like a golf cart, with two steering wheels in the front. Ellen and Jude drove it all around the studio, riding past the confused gift shop employees, who Jude waved at. Check it out!
The psychological Hollywood thriller ‘Side Effects’, boasting of names like Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones, has got a new international trailer and it gives a lot more insight into the plot than the previous ones. Watch the new trailer below.
Jude was named as a presenter at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. He joins and completes the roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards including Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Taye Diggs, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Busy Philipps, Amy Poehler, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Alfre Woodard and Noah Wyle.
Jude was a SAG Awards nominee in 2005 alongside the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator.”
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT).
No one talks about therapy in London, Jude Law says.
“As an Englishman, if you say you’re visiting a psychiatrist, you have a problem,” noted the British actor. “In the States, you’re looking for an answer.”
Law, then, isn’t the traditional Brit, because when director Steven Soderbergh asked him to play a shrink in his new film “Side Effects,” the actor didn’t hesitate. The two had worked together before — on 2011′s outbreak thriller “Contagion” — but in that project, Law was a supporting member of a large ensemble cast. This time the 40-year-old was eager to team with Soderbergh for a weightier role and was equally interested in challenging the attitudes toward mental health so prevalent in the United Kingdom.
In “Side Effects,” out Feb. 8, Law plays Dr. Jonathan Banks, a prominent psychiatrist trying to help Emily (Rooney Mara), a young woman struggling with deep depression. Banks prescribes a number of antidepressants, but every medication Emily tries presents a challenging batch of side effects.
To prepare for the role, Law spent time with Sasha Bardey, formerly the deputy director of forensic psychiatry for the city of New York, and a U.K.-based psychiatrist. In London, Law also got permission to attend some group therapy sessions — an experience he found both eye-opening and disturbing.