Men & You
WHAT MAKES THEM TICK, TUNE IN, AND TURN ON
“I seem to work too much...i always have things to do!”
n a contest where male celebrities were judged for equal parts of looks, sex appeal, humour, and smarts, Jude Law would likely emerge the undisputed winner. I know this because I recently met him in Paris, for a Vogue Eyewear for Men event (he’s their brand ambassador), and had a tough time focusing on my interview because of all the above traits. Swoonworthiness aside, there’s a lot going on in Jude’s life, including several new projects. Here, the dishy star opens up about his new film Anna Karenina, being the face of Vogue Eyewear and his upcoming trip to India.
COSMO: You are one of the world’s hottest men... how do you deal with all the attention you receive?
JUDE LAW: “That’s a compliment, thank you, but to be honest, I don’t think it’s something you can let your life be governed by. Of course, as an actor, you have to play different roles, and sometimes it’s important to be perceived as glamorous, but to stay sane, you have to remind yourself on a daily basis and live in a world of normality.”
“It was a challenging role. In the original book Anna Karenina, my character is very reliable, very consistent
C: You’ve been chosen to be the face of Vogue Eyewear. Which are your favourite pieces from the collection?
JL: “It’s a huge compliment to be asked by them to be a face for the brand. Sunglasses and acting, both have such an iconic lineage, so it was a real thrill to be associated with Vogue Eyewear. It was an enriching experience to work with legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, because he wants your inputs and gets you involved in the process. I like many pieces from Vogue Eyewear’s current collection, and a very grounded presence in Anna’s (Keira Knightley) life. Early on, because Anna is rejecting him, he could be accused of being cold and too serious and I really wanted to make sure that all those sides were present because I did not want him to just be the icy husband. I was worried about this when we were making the film, but when I finally saw it, I was very pleased with the results.” but my favourites are the VO2769 Optical and the VO2780S Sun.”
C: Out of all the roles you’ve played, which have been your favourites?
JL: “One was this character in the Eugene O’Neill play I did—he was so unlike anyone I’d ever gone close to playing before, and brought out a side of me that I didn’t know existed. The other was Hamlet, because the journey Shakespeare allows you to go on through his writing is so soulful, that it has a profound effect on you.”
C: Clearly, you really ‘get into’ a role. How do you go back to being you once it’s over?
JL: “I am lucky to have a strong family life, so even when I’m shooting and go home at night, I have to be a father. You have no excuse to carry on behaving the way you were on set.”
C: We hear you’re planning a trip to India this year. What’s on your to-see list?
JL: “I would really like to see South India. I have incredible friends in India, who tell me how beautiful it is.”
C: You keep so busy actor; what do you like doing when
JL: “I have to be honest, I seem to work too much, because even when I’m not working, I always have stuff to do. It’s not always work, but things I’ve to do in my time off. So I’ve made a conscious decision this year to try and stop doing so much.” ■
Jude Law answering questions (and looking hot) at the Vogue Eyewear event in Paris
The VO2780S and the VO2769 are Jude’s favourite Vogue Eyewear pieces