Jude Law: Money motivates me
Jude Law thinks about money when taking movies roles as he worries about finances just like everyone else.
The British actor is clear about the types of roles he will and won't take and likes to stretch himself. That said, salary has affected some of his past decisions and he believes that is the same for most people.
"I am not going to blame myself, I have to think about money too, right? I believe in an actor's career there's enough space for both commercial productions and artistic ones," he told Italian magazine F. "Hollywood is a business. There's nothing wrong with it. Look at Miley Cyrus: she's causing a scandal, but she's also making a lot of money."
That said, there are some genres Jude has no interest in being involved with. Superhero movies don't excite him, even if his children would probably like to see him donning a cape on screen.
"I have grown, professionally speaking. Running around dressed up as a superhero is not for me," he said. "Don't get me wrong, I think those are [great] movies as well, and I have fun when I watch them with my children, but for me cinema is something else. I wouldn't identify them as serious stuff."
Jude's latest release is Dom Hemingway, in which he plays the title role. The film is about a safe cracker who leaves prison and sets about collecting what he is owed and Jude was excited to be involved in the project.
"I wanted to impersonate a disgusting, offensive character. Such individuals really exist and I believe they even have a certain seductive power, although their behaviour might seem beastly," he explained.
The 41-year-old actor's personal life has overshadowed his professional one at times and that is something he'll never get used to. His engagement to Sienna Miller ended after he had an affair with the nanny who looked after his children with his ex-wife Sadie Frost. In 2009 he became a father for the fourth time following a short relationship with model Samantha Burke and Jude wishes his personal and professional lives could be kept separate.
"Gossip can burn you when your work is overshadowed by your private life. I should be used to it, yet I am surprised every time the media make up something new. It's amazing how they can manipulate your life," he said.
"Sadly, I am aware that the majority of people identifies me with all the c**p that has been written about me. Even if it was true, it should never reflect on your work."
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