Who’s that dapper gent with the steel gaze, chiseled jawline, and just-off-the-beach complexion? Why that’s Rafferty Law, the eldest son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost. He’s truly a chip off of the old block — at least, physically. He may look just like his father, but it’s pretty clear that he marches to the beat of his own drum. The young Law, who prefers to be called “Raff,” has been popping up in the headlines for several years now due to his artistic endeavors. His model good looks help, too, as he’s certainly easy on the eyes.
So what’s Raff been up to now that he’s old enough to buy a beer when he’s stateside? Does he have big plans for the future or is he just living in the moment? Does he get along with his (now divorced) parents or has he fled the nest for good? Here’s what we know about Raff Law, who really could be his father’s twin.
He knows he was a difficult child
Just because you’re the son of posh celebs doesn’t mean your family life is magical all the time. In fact, Law knows he wasn’t the world’s easiest kid to raise. “I was pretty naughty. Very loud,” he shared in an interview with the London Evening Standard. He also admits that he took up a lot of space, and even slept in his parents’ bed until he turned six. “They say they lost their social life for about five years,” he continued. “They’d spend hours trying to get me to sleep, and by the time they came downstairs, their friends would all have left.” Ah, the magic of parenting.
As he got older, the tables turned as the parents interfered with their son’s social life — Law found his parents quite embarrassing. “I used to hate it when my parents danced. My dad dancing? And my mum? It’s like the worst thing,” he revealed. But since he’s grown up, he feels differently. “So I’m past that stage now. They can’t really embarrass me any more,” he said. We guess they’re even!
School just wasn’t his thing
It’s no secret that Law is a super creative person, but that wasn’t something he developed in school. In fact, he didn’t like school in general, so he never tried very hard to excel. “I’ve never been that hard-working, just enough to get by,” he told the London Evening Standard. But that didn’t mean he could just slack off, or stop going altogether. Law had to get good grades in order to appease his parents, who told him he could do his “own thing” as long as he met the standards they set.
It’s also no secret that Law isn’t crazy about authority, either. “I don’t like being told what to do a lot of the time. That’s why boarding school didn’t go so well with me,” he continued. “I’ll conform if I respect my teacher, but if a teacher is rude to me, I’ll say something back to them.” Sounds like he was quite the cheeky schoolboy.
He felt pressured to be an actor
It’s not surprising that Law felt pressured to go into acting, and that people expected him be naturally good at it. He’s Jude Law’s son, after all, and everyone knows how amazing his father is on stage and screen. So, Raff decided to give it a shot. “I did a lot of school plays at school, but it was never really like my thing,” he shared in an interview with Adidas. Sounds like his acting career wasn’t meant to last very long.
But people still had expectation for him. “In my drama lesson, I think everyone thought: ‘Oh God, he’s going to be so brilliant,'” he told the London Evening Standard. “Then they realised that I wasn’t that good, so they just let me get on with it.” Oh well. Perhaps one of his younger siblings will pick up their father’s thespian mantle one day, as it’s clearly not Raff’s cup of tea.
Mom and dad were huge influences on him
Unlike some celeb kids, Law inherited a lot more than fame and good looks from his parents. “Having creative parents has made me be a very creative person myself,” he said an interview with Adidas. “I got brought up around art, good music, and obviously, like, some film sets.” So that explains why he has such a creative and independent spirit.
Law also admits that he owes his taste in music to his parents as well. “I’ve always loved music, and that’s been heavily influenced by my dad and mom playing me wicked music from the age of like, whatever, since I can remember,” he continued. So what are his specific faves? “I grew up listening to a lot of Beatles, I was a big fan of Nirvana. I definitely feel like the nineties have had an influence on me,” he noted. Additionally, he told the London Daily Standard, “My dad took me to my first ever gig in New Orleans when I was seven: Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin.” Go big or go home, right?
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