Jude Law happy with turning 40: 'I'm not that young sort of pretty thing anymore'

By Gina DiFalco,

Jude Law is welcoming the aging process, saying that he’s somewhat relieved to have his career take the spotlight instead of his personal life and good looks.

The Anna Karenina star, who turns 40 next month, says in an interview with New York Times Style magazine that it’s a “relief” to have others take his place.

“In a weird way, it's kind of a relief to think, ‘Oh, I know I'm not that young sort of pretty thing anymore,'" he said. "It's quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it."

He added of acting, "Without sounding too pretentious, it's difficult to remember that it's an art form and you are, maybe, an artist and you have to make decisions on that level," continuing to say, "I feel kind of more confident, more settled as a human being, more settled in my own skin,” E! Online reports.

Law plays Keira Knightley’s husband, Karenin, in Anna Karenina, and he says of the role "It seemed to go against everything I have done, and it was fun to investigate the sides of a man that I hadn't done before in any way, shape or form.”

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