Natalie Portman felt sorry for CLOSER co-star JUDE LAW - because he was romantically linked to her throughout filming.
The actress insists the pair were merely lovers in front of the cameras, despite desperate paparazzi attempts to make them a real-life couple.
Portman says, "I feel for him. He's got so much on his plate. It's so mean what they do.
"I mean we were shooting a scene. It was so clearly a scene. I mean, literally, there were 400 people watching - cameras, lights, the entire street was lit up. And they published it (the picture) as if it was a secret rendezvous."
But Portman, 23, insists 31-year-old Law is a little too old for her, anyway.
She adds, "I always find something a little creepy about older men and young girls."09/08/2004 02:31