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Side Effects Jude Law is working on being a “happier” person

Side Effects star Jude Law chats with SheKnows about his role as an ambitious psychiatrist and what he’s doing personally to better himself.

Jude Law

Jude Law‘s character in Side Effects believes that prescription pills are the answer to whatever ails you.

“I was intrigued by his absolute devotion and belief in medicine,” Jude told us recently at the press day for the movie in Los Angeles. “He’s someone who has worked very hard to get where he is, and to get as successful and effective as he is. It’s almost like a religion to him. He has a great faith in medicine being the answer. People that have that kind of faith are incredibly inspiring.”

In his own life though, Jude is turning to more holistic methods to improve his mood. The actor, who just turned 40 in December, told us he’s trying to expand his hobbies right now.

“An age with a zero on the end of it is always a good time to stop and address what you want to happen and what you want to do with yourself,” Jude told SheKnows. “I have certain ambitions — most of them have to do with making myself a wholer, happier person. Yoga is involved and evolving my hobbies a little bit more, doing stuff for myself.”

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Eating right is clearly important to Jude, too, as we saw him order a tuna Niçoise salad before our interview. And when we suggested he throw in the butternut squash soup, he was all over it as well!

Watch our full interview with Jude Law

Be sure to catch Jude Law and his co-stars — Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta Jones — in Side Effects in theaters today!

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