Jude Law Is Aware of Your ‘Young Pope’ Memes

'Young Pope' Memes: Jude Law Thinks
Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

HBO’s Paolo Sorrentino-directed miniseries “The Young Pope” is a visually opulent feast, an examination (per Sorrentino) of the solitude that comes along with power and a meditation on the nature of God. But with a title like that, and with Jude Law as the eponymous youthful head of the Catholic Church, it has naturally turned into one of the few fun things on Twitter these days.

Law does not have a real Twitter presence, and so had missed the first big wave of “Young Pope” Twitter memes, until various members of the press enlightened him, Law explained to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday morning in Pasadena, Calif.

“Having spent the last week in New York and here doing lots of press, I’ve become very aware,” he said. “I didn’t even know what a meme was. But they’re very funny and imaginative.”

Tweet volume does not actually correspond in a statistically meaningful way to TV ratings, but Law is looking at the deluge with an upbeat attitude. “I hope it will just provoke and prompt interest,” Law said, adding that screenings in Europe had large, young audiences, and memes tend to be the province of the young.

That interest is definitely there.

“The Young Pope” premieres this Sunday, Jan. 15, on HBO.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. not necessary says:

    “But they’ve very funny and imaginative.”

    Typo

More TV News from Variety

Loading