Sir Michael Caine has admitted that while he admires Jude Law's talent he does not envy the tabloid pressure faced by his Sleuth co-star.

Caine and Law star opposite each other in the new movie, with Nobel prize-winning writer Harold Pinter having updated the script from Anthony Shaffer's 1970 script and Kenneth Branagh on directing duties.

The Get Carter actor received an Oscar nomination for his part in the 1972 film, as aspiring actor Milo Tindle, but this time takes the role originally played by Laurence Olivier, that of Andrew Wyke, the man cuckolded by Milo.

And after remaking Caine's 60s hit Alfie, Talented Mr Ripley star Law follows in Caine's footsteps in the tense psychological drama.

But when asked if he'd had to face the paparazzi pressure of his young co-star, Caine said: "No, I never did. All we ever met was a few reporters and they were usually more drunk than we were.

"It's tough for Jude," he added. "You're taking your kids to school at seven o'clock in the morning and there's 20 photographers standing outside your house.

"Jude is very devoted to his children and he's trying to bring them up normally. And to have 100 pictures taken of you when you're on your way into school, it's very tough."

Sir Michael also discussed his new compilation album, Cained, a chill-out CD he was inspired to make by friend Sir Elton John.

"I was having dinner at Elton John's and he was playing background music. And I kept naming the artist, you know, 'That's Sarah Mclachlan'. And he said 'How do you know all these people?' and I said I make my own CDs of chill or lounge music they call it sometimes, and he said 'Why don't you do one for us?'"

Sleuth is released on November 23rd.


19/11/2007 10:41:30