The Guardian interviews Law about his role in the play Anna Christie.
I guess part of it is simply wising up. Growing up. There’s an interesting scene in the play where my character criticizes his father, Chris, because he blames the sea for making his life a misery, whereas Mat loves the sea, the sea is everything. You rove the earth, he says, and you don’t give a damn for landlubbers, and yet what you’re actually hearing is the innocence of youth. And what’s happened to Chris is that life has happened to him. He’s lost his wife, he’s lost his brothers, he’s lost his father life has an effect on us all. It’s why we don’t look younger as we get older.
I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I’ve regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general.