‘We’re going to look similar- he’s my dad!’: Rafferty Law talks about comparisons with his father Jude and why he has followed him into acting
He is the son of Primrose Hill’s most famous couple, Jude Law and Sadie Frost.
And Rafferty Law has spoken about his relationship with his father, 48, and the comparisons between them- due to their striking looks and career paths.
In an interview with British GQ, the 24-year-old revealed Jude was ‘proud of the man I’ve become’ as he talked about following in his footsteps, family life and acting.
Like father, like son: Rafferty Law has spoken about his relationship with his lookalike father Jude, 48, and the comparisons between them in an interview with British GQ
Thanks to the Law family name and his model looks, Rafferty had a head start in carving a career in the showbiz industry, appearing in fashion designer campaigns as well as landing the titular role in Sky’s Oliver Twist remake, Twist.
Of the comparison he gets to his father, Rafferty said: ‘There’s that comparison all the time and I find it quite funny, because obviously we’re going to look quite similar – he’s my dad’.
And the actor certainly bore a striking resemblance to the Holiday star in GQ’s photoshoot as he showed off his blond curls and piercing green eyes.
Just like dad: The 24-year-old revealed Jude was ‘proud of the man I’ve become’ as he talked about following in his footsteps, family life and his acting career
Genes: The actor certainly bore a striking resemblance to the Holiday star in GQ’s photoshoot as he showed off his blond curls and piercing green eyes (right Jude pictured in 2004 aged 32)
‘It’s nice because we do have similarities and we are so close, so now that I’m older he can help me work on scripts and I can send him my music and he can say, “Yeah, that’s great”,’ Rafferty said.
‘He’s just happy to see me becoming a young man that he’s proud to call his son.’
When asked what Jude and Sadie, 55, feel about him following them into acting, Rafferty said: ‘I don’t think they felt strongly either way.
‘They’ve been watching me in school plays since I was five and it’s always been something I’ve loved doing, as well as music and writing, so they’ve been very supportive of me and my siblings following our passions and dreams.
Impressive: Thanks to the Law family name and his model looks, Rafferty has landed the titular role in Sky’s Twist (pictured filming in 2019)
For them, if you work hard at something, the rewards pay off.’
And Rafferty said he feels lucky to have such a ‘tight-knit family’, especially in these trying times.
He said: ‘The pandemic taught me that although I love the social, rat race aspect of London, being out, going places and seeing people all the time, I’m really lucky to have such a tight-knit family that supports each other.
‘No matter what happens, if you have that, you feel happy.’
It comes after Rafferty said he did get a little nervous ahead of filming kicking off from Twist, especially because he idolised his co-star Michael Caine in Batman.
In an interview with Radio Times, the actor admitted he really started to ‘feel the pressure’ but everybody was so kind and helpful on set that the nerves soon faded away.
Twist will be released on Wednesday on Sky.
Read the full feature online at GQ Hype.
Supportive: The actor, 24, is the son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, who divorced in 2003 . They also share children Iris and Rudy (pictured together at an event in 2008)