Love blossomed on set for Alfie stars

Jude Law and Sienna Miller had the look of love at the premiere of their new movie Alfie.

Jude Law and Sienna Miller had the look of love at the premiere of their new movie Alfie.

The couple fell for each other while filming the remake of the Sixties classic.

Law takes on the Michael Caine role of the Cockney womaniser who beds a string of beautiful women and Miller plays one of his conquests.

Asked if Law had anything in common with his character, Miller smiled: “He’s as charming but not such a misogynistic bastard.”

The 22-year-old actress, who wore a black camisole and matching trousers, admitted she was nervous about attending last night’s premiere in London’s Leicester Square.

“It’s my first big thing but it’s really exciting and it’s great to be here,” she said.

Law, 31, said he had a blast playing Alfie.

“I’m very proud of it and I just hope other people enjoy seeing it as much as I did making it,” he said.

The Oscar-nominated actor fell for Miller during the break-up of his six-year marriage to Sadie Frost.

Alfie director Charles Shyer revealed the couple’s attraction began during a screen test at his home.

He said: “They met in my living room. She is a pretty girl. We drank some wine, did some screen tests, then drank more wine. It evolved from there, things happen and they make a great couple.”

Co-star Jane Krakowski, best known for playing secretary Elaine in the TV series Ally McBeal, said the couple kept their relationship secret on set.

“There were rumblings it was going on but you couldn’t really see it happen,” she said. “I only found out from the papers afterwards.”

Other celebrities at the premiere included Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L’Wren Scott. The Rolling Stone wrote the score for the film with ex-Eurythmics star Dave Stewart.

Bob Geldof, Nicole and Natalie Appleton, and Elton John’s boyfriend David Furnish were also there.

The film updates the 1965 story and moves the action from London to Manhattan, where Law’s Alfie works as a limousine driver.

Besides Miller, the character also has affairs with women played by Susan Sarandon and Marisa Tomei.

Michael Caine, who was not at last night’s premiere, has given the remake his seal of approval and described it as “a form of flattery”.

He said: “I think it’s great that Jude is playing Alfie. He is a friend and I’m a great admirer of his. I think he’s a wonderful actor.”

Alfie opens in the UK and Ireland on October 22 and in the US on November 5.

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