If Jude Law melted your heart in The Holiday, and you’ve suffered from a ridiculous decade-long crush, chances are you get excited any time he hits the big or small screen. While it’s not a rom-com, the actor is starring in a new HBO series titled The Young Pope, a drama created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino and co-starring actress Diane Keaton. Law plays the first pope in American history, Lenny Belardo, a.k.a. Pius XIII. The series sheds light on how the young and charming Belardo was likely elected as a result of a simple, yet effective, media strategy on the part of the College of Cardinals. Pius XIII proves to be different from what people thought—turns out he was the most mysterious and contradictory Vatican resident of that time.
Law celebrated his new project last night at a screening hosted by The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel, where guests like Martha Stewart, Harvey Keitel, Padma Lakshmi, and Toni Garrn toasted the show and and joined for an after party at Café Medi, where they sipped on Billionaire’s Row champagne. Others who came out to celebrate the “Law of attraction” included Jill Kargman, Mike Myers, Gilles Mendel, Rachel Roy, Dan Abrams, Michelle Collins, Carol Alt, and Lena Hall.