Mr. Law, when you play a character like this, what does that do to you over the duration of the production?
Jude Law:"Well, you pick up a lot of unhealthy habits! I was very ready to let him go, when we wrapped."
Shepard:"Sad to let him go!"
Jude Law:"Sad… but I was ready, because I felt so unhealthy. I just ate, and drank, and smoked for months. There was a wonderful confidence he gave me; a level of bravado; I felt like I kind of ruled the world, stomping around with those muttonchops. He allowed for a wonderful release. But he didn’t feel like he fit into the real world. Physically, I was tired… I felt very heavy."
Shepard:"Jude’s not saying this, but on the last day of the shoot, he said, “I’m going to bury Dom.” And he physically… if you go to the Isle of Man, where we shot for two weeks, there’s a Dom Hemingway cross in the ground!"
Jude Law:"We took all of the prosthetics (the nose, the hair-piece, the teeth), I shaved everything off, I took a beer, some cigarettes, his jewelry… and I put all of it in a shoebox and buried him.
Shepard: We had an actual funeral. And it was sad!
Law: It was sad. But it was the only way to purge myself: I had to leave him." 🎬📸💥 #JudeLaw #actor #talking #about #domhemingway #movie #film #cinema #character #production #funeral #leave #pickup