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Actor Jude Law plays a submarine captain in “Black Sea,” due for release late this year.

Jude Law relishing complications of maturity

Jude Law feels his work options are widening as he gets older, and he revels in the complications.

The 41-year-old British actor – best known for his roles in “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” ''Cold Mountain” and “Sherlock Holmes” – says there is now “less emphasis on playing romantic leads.”

“You get over a certain age, and you're more complicated anyway,” he says. “So, I guess characters written for that age are more complicated, you know.”

Law said he likes to take risks by picking roles that terrify him, such as his much-acclaimed stint in “Henry V” in London's West End last year.

“There's this moment when you haven't quite learned your lines, the play doesn't feel like it's coming together, or at least you don't feel that you've fully understood the role – or, indeed, the piece yet,” he says of the rehearsal period.

“And yet you know that you have a set day ahead of you when you are going to open to the press – and indeed to the public – and it's nothing short of terrifying.”

“It's usually at that moment you question yourself, your job, why you're doing this,” he adds, “but it's also an opportunity to sort of face failure and fear.”

Among Law's current roles is playing a submarine captain in Kevin Macdonald's “Black Sea,” due for release at the end of the year. Filmed on a 1970s submarine, Law says filming “was an amazing experience being that many people in such a small space, for that long. It brought on incredible energy and incredible drama.”

Next, Law will replace Mi­chael Fassbender as Thomas Wolfe in Michael Grandage's directorial debut, “Genius.”

“At the moment I'm up to my elbows reading up and around the wonderful Thomas Wolfe and his relationship with Max Perkins, his editor, who is played by Colin Firth,” Law says.

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