Date: 15th December 2003
Cold Mountain star Jude Law says he found peace of mind while making the film in Romania.
His comments came at the premiere of the film at London's Leicester Square last night.
He arrived with co-star Nicole Kidman.
He said: "The lifestyle they live had a strange influence on what we were creating, and it gave you a lot of time to think. Downtime was spent going out for walks and climbing trees, and you suddenly found you had peace of mind."
Banks of photographers and thousands of fans greeted the pair as they turned up for the European debut of the Oscar-tipped film.
They met the Prince of Wales before the screening, and were then due to attend a glittering after-show party at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
A host of other stars, including David Baddiel, film boss Harvey Weinstein, Little Britain star David Walliams, Jude Law's girlfriend actress Sienna Miller, co-star Ray Winstone, the film's director Anthony Minghella, Tory MP Michael Ancram, and also Law's former partner Sadie Frost's sister Holly, came to see the film.
The story is set during the American Civil War, and Law stars as Inman, a wounded confederate soldier struggling to make his way home to his lover Ada, who is played by Kidman. Renee Zellweger also stars in the movie, but did not attend the screening.
Source: Press Release