December 29, 2009 09:34:16 GMT
The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor says that his bad boy image has helped him a lot with girls, saying 'I think women like bad boys.'
British actor Jude Law has defended his playboy image, insisting women prefer men who are "bad boys". The "Alfie" star has enjoyed a series of relationships in the public eye, and hit the headlines after welcoming a lovechild with an American model in earlier 2009.
He was also photographed enjoying a post-Christmas holiday in Barbados with ex-girlfriend Sienna Miller, who he split from in 2006 after his affair with his children's nanny was exposed. Law admits he isn't very good at "being a good boy" because in the past he's failed to put effort into relationships.
He tells U.S. magazine Parade, "I think women like bad boys. That's been my experience. I just think it's kind of a given. You know, at a certain age you figure out what works for you and being a good boy never worked for me. And if you're a bad boy, they like it. But, eventually, you have to grow up and realize relationships are hard work. It's like cultivating anything. They need attention."
And Law insists it is a struggle to correct errors in his private life under the intense scrutiny from the media: "People seem more interested in setting someone up as this bad person, and that disheartens me a little. We all mess up, but we're equally capable of making it better, of healing wounds."
"It's just a matter of keeping your head on straight. There's a downside to every life. There's a downside to every career. And the downside to my career is the attention I get for what I do. But you learn to deal with it. It's like a fly buzzing around your head. You just have to learn to ignore the fly."