Law blasts Rock for Oscar night jibes
Published Sep 5 2006, 08:44 BST | By Dave West
Jude Law said he thinks Chris Rock "crossed the line" with his mocking comments about the actor at last year's Oscar ceremony.
The comedian, compering the awards show, joked: "Who is Jude Law? Why's he in every movie I have seen for the last four years? He's in everything. Even the movies he's not in, if you look at the credits he made cupcakes or something."
Law has kept quiet about the attack but now revealed how it upset him. "At first I laughed because I didn't think he knew who I was," said Law. "Then I got angry as his remarks became personal. My friends were livid.
"It's unfortunate I had five or six films come out at the same time," he justified. The star also praised fellow actor Sean Penn for backing him up later in the ceremony.
"I just want to answer our host's question about who Jude Law is," Penn told the Oscar audience, "he's one of our finest actors."