Rock used Love as protection from Law

The controversial comic appeared to upset the Brit’s All The King’s Men co-star Sean Penn when he took aim at Law during his monologue, asking, “Why is he in every movie I have seen in the last four years? Even if he’s not acting in, if you look at the credits he makes the cupcakes or something.”

Penn was not amused and he rebuked Rock’s comment when he presented an award later in the evening, telling the funnyman, “Forgive my lack of humour… Jude Law is one of our most talented actors.”

But Rock ensured he was safe from Law’s disapproval at the post-Oscars party at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont hotel, by sitting next to Hole rocker Love.

He tells Total Film magazine, “I saw him (Law) at Chateau Marmont afterwards and he might have been looking over at my table, but I’m not sure. I was sitting with Courtney Love and she was being very Courtney that night. She kept saying things like, ‘I wish he would come over here.’ Courtney is the best bodyguard you could have.”

And Rock admits he’s still baffled why his comedy remarks caused so much fuss: “I never said he was a bad actor, I just said that he was in everything. I hope one day somebody appears on the Oscars talking about the six movies I just starred in. I’d be over the moon.”