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Josh O’Connor reveals he once pretended to know Jude Law while stood next to him at urinal

Josh O’Connor has confessed he once pretended to know Jude Law while stood next to him at a urinal.

The actor, 30, who is best known for playing Prince Charles in season three and four of Netflix series The Crown, is gearing up for the release of a new production of Romeo and Juliet for The National Theatre.

Ahead of his performance airing, however, he’s been dishing all his secrets in a game of Never Have I Ever, which saw Josh let slip that he used to be partial to a dine and dash and loves skinny dipping.

One of Josh’s funniest answers, though, came as he was asked whether he’d ever pretended to know someone he didn’t, with his story involving Hollywood’s Jude Law.

In the funny video for British Vogue – which saw Josh playing alongside his Romeo and Juliet co-star Jessie Buckley – he explained that he’d actually bumped into Jude while using the bathroom.

Josh revealed: ‘I once stood next to Jude Law in a urinal and went, [nods] “Jude,” yeah… I think he was alarmed.’

Josh also confessed to googling himself and insisted there shouldn’t be a stigma attached to doing so, as he thinks it’s ‘fine’.

When asked if he’d ever made an excuse to get out of a first date, Josh said he hadn’t, but someone had done it to him, recalling: ‘I had it happen to me, Cheltenham Town pizza hut, I knew she was dating another guy in my year.

‘Shouldn’t have gone on a date with her in the first place.’

Jessie, meanwhile, confessed to drunk-texting her ex-boyfriend after one too many wines.

Josh and Jessie star in new movie production of Romeo and Juliet (Picture: Hill & Aubrey/British Vogue)
They appear in the March issue of British Vogue (Picture: Craig McDean/British Vogue)

She and Josh are set to star in a 90-minute movie of Romeo and Juliet, produced by the National Theatre and filmed at its Lyttelton theatre, where the stage was transformed for the first time into a temporary film studio.

The production will air on Sky Arts in April and sees Josh and Jessie star as Romeo and Juliet’s lead characters.

Josh described the project as ‘different to anything I have ever done’ and had his say on theatre and film coming together for it to go ahead.

Josh is starring in the fourth season of The Crown (Picture: PA)

‘There’s lots about this experience that I feel the film world would benefit from. That’s the most exciting thing,’ he told British Vogue.

‘I genuinely believe that if more time and money was spent on rehearsal for film, the shoots would be far less painful and the films would be better.’

Romeo and Juliet also stars Hustle actor Adrian Lester, Lloyd Hutchinson, Colin Tierney and Ella Dacres.

It was filmed over a three-week period, with direction by Simon Godwin – who was due to direct Josh and Jessie in the stage version of Romeo and Juliet over the summer, but it was pulled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Vogue March Global Creativity issue is available via digital download and on newsstands now. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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