I am too old to play the Adonis anymore: Jude Law

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 10:42 AM IST

London: British heartthrob Jude Law says that he is “too old” to playing the dashing ‘Adonis’ in movies anymore.

The 38-year-old actor who will play a betrayed husband opposite actress Keira Knightley in upcoming movie `Anna Karenina`, says that he is now being passed over in favour of
his younger peers like Robert Pattinson, reported a website.

"I`m the cuckold. I`m the husband she discards. I can`t play the dashing young blade in films any more, those parts don`t come to me," Law said.

However, the actor isn`t bitter about losing out on the lover boy roles and has previously said he is relieved that audiences are no longer focusing purely on his looks.

"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," Law said.

"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. 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," he added.

Law says that he is ready to play old and interesting characters now.

"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.

PTI