Jude Law may not have met his daughter Sophia, conceived with model Samantha Burke after a brief fling, but she's introducing the little tyke to the world on the cover of Hello! magazine.

Samantha, who submitted little Sophia to a paternity test that proved Jude was the dad seemed remarkably upbeat about Jude's potential first-meeting with Sophia. (Hey, she probably doesn't want to upset the money cart!) "There are no plans for it to happen at the moment, but I know he's busy." Jude's currently on Broadway in New York starring in Hamlet, which really isn't that far from Florida, where Samantha posed for these pix (which reportedly earned her about $300,000).

"She's already got such a great personality. I think he'll fall in love with her when he sees her," Samantha said. "He's a great father to his three kids [with ex-wife Sadie Frost]. She's his daughter and I believe he'll come through. I mean once you see her face, how can you deny it?"

Jude has said in the past that he intends to be "fully supportive" of the child's life, but at this point, it seems to be only in the financial sense!