Jude Law: I fidget when nerves kick in

Jude Law: I fidget when nerves kick in

Jude Law becomes "fidgety" if he's nervous on set.

The Oscar-nominated actor's career began at the tender age of 16 and by his late twenties, he had established himself as a force in Hollywood, starring in films like 'The Talented Mr Ripley' opposite Matt Damon and 'The Aviator' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Despite a string of movies and theatre performances under his belt, the 44-year-old Brit still experiences nerves and has to distract himself by chatting to his co-stars.

Asked if he gets nervous on set, he confessed: "I do get nervous, but I've realized that as I've gotten older, I hide my nerves more, and instead they will come out in odd ways.

"Instead of standing around perspiring or thinking 'I can't do this, I can't do this', it's a more a modest sort of anxiety, expressed through being a bit fidgety, or through needing to engage with whoever's working around you to divert your attention."

But Jude - who is a brand ambassador for Lexus and starred in 'The Life RX' advert - says his anxiety can make his performance better.

He continued: "You're anxious because you want to be good ... So that usually raises your attention to detail and your commitment, which is a good thing."