Jude Law has been a presence on the big screen in the latest years and now he has moved on to the small screen in the new HBO production The Young Pope. But between filming and family time, he squeezed in an interview for Modern Luxury and revealed that the meaning of life is having your family around you.
At 43 years old, Jude is father of five, and seems to be enjoying that status, as he shared his philosophy on life:
“It’s about having a family around you and being yourself in that family and learning who you are through it. I mean, what else is there, to be honest?” I think without children and family in your life, you’re not living. It’s a wonderful, vital element.”
And revealed that his interest in religion got him to do The Young Pope, and that his age helped him understand his new character better and see things from a different perspective:
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“I have great interest in faith and how faith evolves through different influences, but I had very little solid understanding of the Catholic faith. So I read the history of the Vatican. I read the history of the popes and the papal order. I read around the history of the church. It was a never-ending library. … I didn’t really feel like it was getting me particularly any closer to this character.
“I love how age has such an influence on the job I do. The career you’re having as a 40-year-old actor is completely different than you have as a 20-year-old actor. … I could never have played Lenny when I was 25 because there’s a certain amount of experience he has that a 45-year-old has that a 25-year-old doesn’t have.”