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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Star Jude Law ‘Pestered’ Wes Anderson for a Film Role

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Star Jude Law ‘Pestered’ Wes Anderson for a Film Role


Jude Law “pestered” director Wes Anderson for years by sending him notes pleading for a role in one of his movies.

The star’s efforts eventually paid off and Anderson invited Law to discuss his potential involvement in quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel over afternoon tea at a top London hotel.

Law explains, “Wes makes wonderful films and it was a great film… Those worlds he creates…

“I pestered him for years, writing letters, just saying, ‘Can I be in your films, please?’, because I wanted to live in that world…

“He took me for tea, which was the perfect Wes Anderson situation. We had tea… at Claridge’s hotel, (in) London.”

The actor was cast as a young writer in the film, which has since landed nine Oscar nominations, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

Law admits he had a “very happy week” working on location in Germany, but he decided against his usual habit of stealing a piece of memorabilia from the set after previously confessing to taking his character’s fake teeth from 2013’s Dom Hemingway.

He says, “I didn’t (take anything). I was worried that word was getting out that I stole things from movie sets, so I decided (not to steal anything)…”

Instead, Law walked away from the movie with a plush bathrobe as a wrap gift, courtesy of Anderson.

The star adds, “He gave a beautiful gift at the end of it, which was a sort of, candy-colored bath robe with The Grand Budapest emblem on the side, so I swan around in that occasionally.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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