It’s been 14 years since Jude Law’s affair with his children’s nanny hit the headlines but now he admits he can shrug off the jokes about it.
However, that wasn’t the case when he learnt he was used as a punchline in the 2008 Sex and the City film. In one scene, Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones says: “There ought to be a law against hiring a nanny who looks like that,” to which Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw replies: “Yeah, the Jude Law.”
The actor revealed to The Telegraph in an interview that “little things like that used to freeze my blood.
“I would be left absolutely crippled. But nowadays it just bounces off,” he continued. “I’m like, ‘Is that all you’ve got?’ I mean, I’m doing the thing I love, I have a happy home life, I’m very proud of my children, and I’m healthy, thank goodness.
“So if people are still throwing paper darts at me… I mean, Christ! If that’s what rocks their boat, let ‘em do it.”
Law has enjoyed quite the career resurgence over the last few years after landing roles in the Harry Potter franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The British actor not only played Yonn-Rogg in the Captain Marvel movie but is also Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts film series.
He’s also starring opposite Natalie Portman in Vox Lux and has been busy filming the new series of The Young Pope, which caused quite a frenzy on social media when he was snapped wearing white Speedos.
Vox Lux is in cinemas this Friday