Jude Law hates the heartthrob tag
The star admits he never wanted to be known as a heartthrob and felt the female attention he attracted was bad for his career. The 37-yaer-old is now looking forward to turning 40 because he hopes...entertainment Updated: Jan 26, 2010 17:20 IST
Actor Jude Law is looking forward to turning 40 because he hopes that it will help him lose the heartthrob tag. The 37-year-old actor feels he is reaching the end of his screen hunk status and it's up to younger actors to take over the mantle,
"I think it will be interesting to be old. It involves a lot of possibilities. The future doesn't frighten me at all.On the contrary, I am looking forward to it," he said. "If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction," Law added.
star admits he never wanted to be known as a heartthrob and felt the female attention he attracted was bad for his career. "My goal was always to be recognised as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great
blemish of society. When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centres on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard," Law said.