Jude Law: I fidget when nerves kick in

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 February 2016
Jude Law

Jude Law

Hollywood actor Jude Law revealed he still gets nervous when acting and distracts himself by fidgeting on set

Jude Law becomes "fidgety" if he's nervous on set.

The Oscar-nominated actor's career began at the tender age of 16 and by his late twenties, he had established himself as a force in Hollywood, starring in films like 'The Talented Mr Ripley' opposite Matt Damon and 'The Aviator' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Despite a string of movies and theatre performances under his belt, the 44-year-old Brit still experiences nerves and has to distract himself by chatting to his co-stars.

Asked if he gets nervous on set, he confessed: "I do get nervous, but I've realized that as I've gotten older, I hide my nerves more, and instead they will come out in odd ways.

"Instead of standing around perspiring or thinking 'I can't do this, I can't do this', it's a more a modest sort of anxiety, expressed through being a bit fidgety, or through needing to engage with whoever's working around you to divert your attention."

But Jude - who is a brand ambassador for Lexus and starred in 'The Life RX' advert - says his anxiety can make his performance better.

He continued: "You're anxious because you want to be good ... So that usually raises your attention to detail and your commitment, which is a good thing."

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