Jude Law didn’t attend the Academy Awards everyone is talking about and yet he’s in the news for other reasons.
The 43-year-old British actor was in Calais with his film crew. A security team that was guarding the actor was attacked by migrants as he visited the jungle camp in Calais. It has been reported that Jude Law was in the bus when the attack took place.
The source said that the migrants were acting like “hooligans” and that the security team had their phones smashed and stolen.
A source said, “We were shocked to see some of the migrants acting like football hooligans. The security team had stones thrown at them, and two had their phones smashed then stolen. Jude and Tom were told to stay in the bus shortly before the ambush as the atmosphere was building,” Mirror has reported. There was an event organised by Letters Live in the makeshift Good Chance Theatre where several performances took place.
Jude Law dubbed the experience as “one of the most humbling and inspiring in my life.” Several migrant performed at the event as well.
The British actor stood up and spoke in favor of protecting the children in the camp. Law said that the children in the camp “need us.”
Jude said afterwards, “It’s our responsibility as humans to look after our children. The children in the camp at Calais need us. It isn’t a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do.”
It’s true that Law had nothing but good intentions despite the harassment of his crew. Tuesday was the official deadline for migrants to leave the southern part of the camp. After the judge approved evictions, the clearing out began on Thursday. The demolition is said to destroy nearly 3, 000 homes and uproot several children, Morning Ledger has reported.
The Talented Mr Ripley actor said he was concerned about what may happen to the kids who were merely “caught up in red tape.”
“These are innocent, vulnerable children caught up in red tape with the frightening prospect of the demolition of the Jungle hanging over them. David Cameron and the British Government must urgently work with the French authorities to alleviate this humanitarian crisis,” Law had said.
Jude Law was accompanied by Tom Odell, who used stage as the medium to raise the plight of the refugees.
Despite Jude Law’s absence from the Oscars, E! Online took to remembering that moment when Chris Rock was hosting the Oscars in 2005 and he took a jibe at Jude Law.
“If you can’t get a star, wait,” Rock joked during his monologue. “If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law, wait. It’s not the same thing, OK? Who is Jude Law? Why is he in every movie I have seen the last four years? He’s in everything. Even the movies he’s not acting in, if you look at the credits, he made cupcakes or something. He’s in everything. He’s gay. He’s straight. He’s American. He’s British. Next year, he’s playing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a movie. “
While Jude Law was busy in a certain sort of activism, the Oscars 2016 became a center stage for several issues. While Chris Rock talked about racism, Leonardo Di Caprio, who won his first ever Oscar for best actor, raised the issue of climate change in his Oscar speech, Daily Beast has reported.
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