Jude Law On His Parenting Philosophy, And Playing A ‘Saint And Sinner’ Pope In New TV Series ‘The Young Pope’

Jude Law has turned out to be one of those parents who doesn’t enforce their will on their children. According to TV3, Jude Law has expressed his willingness to give a free hand to his 19-year-old son in pursuing a career in a field of his own liking.

Rafferty Law, Jude’s 19-year-old son, is poised to be an influential supermodel in the field of fashion modeling as the newbie fashion model has already started garnering attention in the fashion world by receiving modeling offers from famous fashion houses like Dolce and Gabbana and DKNY. Though Rafferty bears his father’s good looks, he has mostly taken after Sadie Frost, his actress mother and Jude Law’s ex-wife, who had also started her career as a model before she ventured into films.

And even though he supports his children’s independence, Jude Law is as watchful as any other parents and always ready to offer a helping hand whenever needed. TV3 reports that, despite his willingness to be a good mentor, Jude Law has expressed his wish to see his son work his way up to the top by gaining experience along the way.

“From that point of view there are pieces of advice I would like to give. But he’s got to find his own path and make his own mistakes, and have his own triumphs.”

Jude Law has admitted that he still strives to be a trusted father to all his children despite being involved in many high-profile romantic relationships. In fact, Jude Law had a contentious relationship with his ex-wife Sadie Frost as well, and the duo was granted a quick divorce when Sadie accused Jude of unreasonable behavior. Despite several “failed” relationships in his past, Jude Law has rekindled some romance in his life as the actor is now romantically involved with Dr. Phillipa Coan, a psychologist with whom the actor has been enjoying romantic escapades and sporting events. The Alfie actor’s romantic endeavors haven’t marred his relationships with his teenage children, who have already started on the way to creating their niche in show business.

While the media is abuzz the news about Jude Law’s love life, the actor has geared up to portray a religious figure who is poised to play a political game in an arena which is far away from romance and family life. According to Deadline, Jude Law, the doting father in real life, is poised to play a shrewd and cunning Pope in the upcoming The Young Pope, a television drama that focuses on the political struggle going on within the elite of the Vatican.

Jude Law will be playing the role of Lenny Belardo, the American cardinal who, as the new Pope, has to shrewdly make his way by steering clear of the politics surrounding him in the Vatican City.

According to Deadline, Paolo Sorrentino, the director of the television series, highlighted the many complexities imbibed in Jude Law’s character that is being touted as both a saint and a sinner.

“The most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old-fashioned and yet very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless.”

Jude law will be seen acting alongside Diane Keaton who plays the role of Sister Mary, an affectionate nun who has been taking care of Jude Law’s Lenny Belardo ever since she found him in an abandoned state. Keaton’s Sister Mary will be one of the rare characters in the television series that will be shown to be genuinely affectionate amongst other scheming characters dwelling in the tall towers of the Vatican City.

According to the Independent, the intriguing plot of The Young Pope will make many audiences draw parallels with House of Cards, Netflix’s political drama that focused on the corruption behind American politics. The first two episodes of Jude Law’s upcoming show were shown at the Venice Film Festival with an aim to promote the television series. However, the two episodes provided viewers with little more than a sneak peek at what’s to come in the highly-anticipated television series.

Watch the trailer for Jude Law’s The Young Pope here.


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