Jude Law was hacked and he’s sick of his life being a got damn public soap opera. Not that being a celebrity has anything to do with people wanting to do personal details about his life. It is just that Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World (that since got taken down) got a tad too personal for Law, admit allegations that his cell phone voicemail messages were repeatedly listened to between 2003 and 2006.
Ever since that whole scandal, Law is paranoid that he is being spied on.
He tells the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, “What I have learned is that I was basically under surveillance for three years, which meant I was being hacked through my phone and through my computer and I was being followed. It leads to a place of really, really uncomfortable paranoia… You are aware that there is information getting out and there are just enough specifics for you to feel they have some sort of inroad and so you can’t help but look at those around you who know that information and you suddenly you are living your life in some sort of public soap opera.
“Fortunately no relationship that I can remember was necessarily severed and no fingers were pointed but it puts you into a place of paranoia.”
And it is gossip rags that he has a problem with. He explains, “I want it to get better, I recognize the importance of the freedom of the press, it is something we should uphold and something we should support and it’s an important part of a democratic society, but at the same time surely let’s come to an end with this obsession with gossip… it seems to me that it’s time that we all lifted our heads out of the gutter.”