Jude Law has a 16-year-old son, and few things make me feel older than that. Rafferty is his name. He looks just like his dad and his latest gig is modeling for Tiger of Sweden clothing. He stars in a short film as part of the company’s campaign.
His mother is Sadie Frost, star of Jude’s personal horror film, “I Cheated With My Nanny And My Wife Found Out.” Do you guys remember when that was the biggest deal ever? And then he and Sienna Miller were on and off again for a while and that was also a very big deal? And he was known as this great womanizer and was in every film ever made in the ’00s? I’m still adjusting to seeing him as a dad of a teenaged son.
Anyway. The promo is below.
October 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jude Law hasn’t been interesting to me in… well, he was never interesting. But in order to cling to the spotlight, he’s decided to go about 10 years in the past and bring up the fact that he was vilified in the press for cheating on former fiancée Sienna Miller with his children‘s nanny, claiming that he’s been treated unfairly and that reports about him being a total asshole womanizer in the press have been “horrible” and “boring”.
“I don’t really want to get into this,” he says, “but in this country certain parts of the media have written things, sometimes true, mostly untrue, about me that have portrayed me in a certain way. People assume that I’ll be like that. You have to separate it and say, ‘Well I know it’s not me’. You learn to live with this dichotomy of who you are and who they’re saying you are. But that period was horrible. It was just boring. Boring, shallow and infuriating, because I couldn’t get my revenge.”
Does he think his celebrity ever overshadowed his work?
“I think it managed to for a little while, unfortunately. I was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the swamp, the mire. To me it’s the shallowest form of judgement and analysis. I’m not interested in gutter-sniping; there’s too much good stuff going on. I was hoping to contribute to the good stuff and I felt as though I was suddenly pulled into this level of nonsense. I realised quickly I’d have to keep my head down and hope that the work would win out. It seems to have so far.”
First of all, you didn’t get shit half as bad as Sienna Miller has. She’s been called a whore, a homewrecker and a million other names under the sun. You got a few ugly candid photos on the front of some British newspapers for a while and women still fawn over you (for some unknown reason), so I don’t really want to hear about that.
Second of all, you’d better be glad that nonsense put you in the press at all, as your movies are nothing to call home about. I mean, I love The Holiday and I watch it every year and cry my eyes out, but that’s mostly just for Kate Winslet, to be honest. No one likes a whiner, Jude.
March 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Is it me, or do there seem to be a fair amount of good movies coming out over the next few months to a year? Maybe I’m just drunk off of all the Harry Potter nonsense, but I’m seeing film for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012 through the rosiest glasses possible.
Take the newest Sherlock Holmes film. I mean, it looks GREAT. I don’t even LIKE Jude Law, and my girl Rachel McAdams isn’t even in this one, but in spite of that stuff, I am totally looking forward to seeing this in theaters. It looks amazing.
Also? I think Robert Downey Jr. makes a damn handsome woman. If that fact in itself isn’t enough to make you want to run out and see this movie, well. I guess all of your priorities are just wrong, friend.
July 13, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
“I was sitting with Courtney Love, and she might’ve saved me from a fight. I’m not going to say ass-whipping . . . But you never know—he’s hanging out with Guy Ritchie. Those guys go at it. She kind of barked, or was growling, and that was it.”
Man, I love it when real behind-the-scenes dirt comes out years after it happened. Can you imagine a better image than Courtney Love standing between Chris Rock and Jude Law, barking and growling? Obviously you can because it’s the best mental image ever. I may get that scene tattooed on my shoulder blades.
February 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm by Molls
Ok, so Sadie Frost, Jude Law’s ex-wife, has written a book. It’s called Crazy Days, and it’s a tale of, among a couple of other things, her life with Jude. Jude made a fuss about it and tried to prevent the release of the book, but that apparently didn’t work, because The Daily Mail is serializing the book so that we all can know of its wonders.
This first bit that The Daily Mail released tells of 25-year-old mother and wife, Sadie Frost, meeting 19-year-old Jude Law on a movie set in 1992 and how she began to develop feelings for Jude:
Filming began in 1992. Gary [her husband] was as devoted as ever and I knew that by even entertaining thoughts of Jude, I was jeopardising an idyllic home life, the most secure relationship I’d ever had.
I crushed my unwelcome ideas about Jude, but it wasn’t easy. I was beginning to prefer this straightforward young man to my intellectual older husband. Still, I tried to reject my dark thoughts, until it became clear that Jude was interested in me, too.
A night shoot in which we sat in a car was almost painful, so powerful was the force drawing me to him. He turned to me, his stare intense and hungry. I allowed my gaze to take him in as his almond-shaped, avocado-green eyes thundered their way into my soul. His head was shaved and he was wearing tight black trousers. Time slowed down inside our bubble and I realised we were destined to be together. ‘Cut!’ shouted the director, shaking us back to reality.
I absolutely love Sadie’s writing style. I feel like I’m reading a V.C. Andrews book, it’s wonderful.
On a more serious note, Sadie discusses at length her experiences with postpartum depression. She writes of taking care of her first child alone while Jude worked and how she became so depressed that one night she cut herself with a pair of scissors. She also alludes to that time when her daughter Iris, who was two at the time, accidentally swallowed some ecstasy at a birthday party and how the media’s reaction to that incident caused her depression to intensify until a friend asked her to go to a clinic. Instead, Sadie went to see Jude, and it became clear then that their marriage was over.
So dramatic, you guys.
August 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm by Emily
Ok, so Jude Law is maybe a little bit of a whore, but that’s ok. It’s not new. It’s something we have come to acknowledge and accept, so let’s just move on from that for a moment. Just because a guy knocks up some ladies and is seemingly incapable of sticking to just one woman doesn’t mean that he can’t be charming sometimes.
The above video was taken while Jude was on a trip to the Czech Republic to receive a prize at a film festival. And just like any respectable person in a foreign country, he stopped by a wine bar and sang a sweet karaoke version of “Johnny B. Goode.” He also does a little jig, does a really job bad pretending the mic stand is a guitar, and politely refuses a real guitar.
You B. Goode youself, Jude. And keep doing karaoke, because it’s actually pretty precious.