Jude Law has revealed how he got the part in Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel - by writing letters to the director.
The British actor, who stars in the forthcoming movie alongside Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Bill Murray, decided to wield pen and paper to impress the filmmaker.
"I mean, I'm a tiny part, but I was a huge fan of his and I've admired his films and wrote to him several times. Letters initially, which is very in his genre, and now emails," he told Collider.
"It wasn't a case of begging, it really was just saying, 'I love what you do and I want to live in that world'. And he was very sweet to ask me to be a part of this one."
Jude revealed he plays an author in his younger days in the movie, which has "layers of storytelling".
The 40-year-old also revealed he may have to pull out of starring in Werner Herzog's Gertrude Bell biopic, Queen Of The Desert, alongside Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson.
"I don't think it is going to happen now, or I don't think that I can be involved in it any more. I'm not sure what happened there, whether they can get it together, I don't know," he said.
Naomi, who is set to portray the British writer, traveller and archaeologist, has already said that she would like to put the film on hold so she can spend time with her family.
"It's still a way off. I don't know yet. Hopefully it will happen," she told E! News.