Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thank god for Guy Ritchie

No, the category is not "Words you never thought you'd hear from anyone, even Madonna!" 

Guy Ritchie had the foresight to cast Toby Kebbell in RockNRolla and then to arrange his failing career so that the film was released in September. Kebbell's interviews for RNR have provided us with some of the only news we've had in the current, sanity-challenging Jake Gyllenhaal drought. The latest on Jake from Toby:

Where are you living and working at the moment?
In London, working on The Prince of Persia. After RockNRolla I was out of work for 11 months, to shoot down the idea of the glamour. Then I was in Morocco for two and a half months learning to ride on a horse and fight with an axe for the Prince of Persia, but these big projects go on and on, so I'm shooting at Pinewood now. My co-star Jake (Gyllenhaal) is a lovely fella. He's been training hard and pumping iron; he's all about doing his acting right. It's more like doing a marathon than it is like acting, you're delivering these lines that are a bit obscure and you wouldn't normally say like (adopts OTT theatrical voice) 'The mystical dagger of time is going to save us all!' So it's a tricky one, but Jake's got the bull by the horns. We sat around and had a bite to eat a couple of times. He's a typical Yanky chap.


So they ARE in London. Thank you, Toby.

I was also amued by this question from the interviewer:

You've starred in films with Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johanson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jake Gyllenhaal. Do you feel like you've made it now, or do you want to become a household name yourself?

That's quite a list of beauties :)


I'd love to see a picture of Jake with Michelle P!


No idea if
these are for real, but this is said to be from a series of promo shots of stunt people working on PoP. This one is pretty cool:



(Photos courtesy of IHJ and Flickr.)

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info UV, if Jake is in London he is keeping a very low profile.

agent_krycek said...

So he's possibly in London, hmmmm, well I did spot the bloke who used to play Gus in Eastenders yesterday, so maybe I'm on a roll and can work up to a Jake sighting.

agent_krycek said...

Sorry to spam, but thinking about it, if he is in London, I'd lay good money he's not staying in Notting Hill anymore, it's far to central, crowded and a tourist destination for there not have been any sightings at all.

Cannot believe I'm now possibly going to have no net access on the week where there may be Jake in London sightings and David Cook's new single is going to be released - sometimes life is deeply fair!

Anonymous said...

He's staying about 3 hours from London with a friend another Prince Of Persia actor

agent_krycek said...

If they're filming in/just outside London, why on earth would Jake give himself a 6 hour commute everyday? 3 hours outside London practically puts him in the Midlands - 30 minutes I could understand, but 3 hours!

Anonymous said...

Where is Pinewood?

Anonymous said...

he doesn't seem to be having to go to London everyday. Seems when Reese arrives they'll move into the capital

agent_krycek said...

Outskirts of West London, Buckinghamshire to be precise, sits just the other side of the M25

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=SL0%200NH

3 hours from there practically puts him in Birmingham!

extra said...

i had a feeling he was in the UK and if he is staying with a fellow Pop actor 3 hours fromLondon, then that would explain the no sighting.

If all this is true and the anon.@7:00 is the same anon. that said that Jake and Reese will be attending a pop actor's engagement party in the UK next weekend, then it all makes sense. It also sounds like thee really wasn't a break after the Morocco shoot and they may be doing some filming at the UK studio now.

Thanks for the link UV and thanks Guy Ritchie, LOL!!

extra said...

Sorry, I re-read they interview, they are filming in Pinewood now! And yes there is no way he nor Reese would go back to NH, if they move to the capitol when she arrive, I bet it will be some place with security.

I wonder if the Pop actor he is staying with is the one getting engaged?

suvee said...

Yay! We finally know where he is. Thanks, UV!

Hope the Reese coming to UK rumor turns out to be true....... and of course, what I really mean is, I want photos! :)

bobbyanna said...

Maybe she already is in the UK.We've seen two sets of pics. One where she was with her kids buying magazines, another with Atticus. Nothing else in what, four days? It's possible, too that the info is garbled. Maybe Jake stays closer to Pinewood with another actor when working, and then goes to stay with friends on short breaks. Could be why no one's spotted him. OTOH, how could someone not spot Jake!!!!!

Great post!!! Thank you, Guy Ritchie!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder when Jake got back from Morocco, and how long he has been in London

Anonymous said...

my theory is, the second he is in London Reese gets there to when she can

Anonymous said...

question was, I wonder when filming i n Morocco ended and Jake got back to London

paula said...

That stunt picture looks really cool, real or not! Thanks for the link to the Koebell interview, he sounds like a great guy and I'm so happy to hear that he is hard at work on Pop .

Sounds like he is staying not to far from the Pinewood studio if i'm not mistaken, makes sense.

lawgoddess said...

"quite a list of beauties"

I like this guy.:)

Jake being in London makes me wonder if Maggie is really getting married on Martha's Vineyard this fall. Only a few more weeks to pull off an outdoor event.

I remember reading an interview with Maggie where she said she wanted a white dress and the whole shebang.

shondra said...

It makes sense that he made the UK his home base during shooting of Pop, makes more sense than travling back and forth from L.A. /UK/Morocco. It sounds ike he is staying close to Pinewood studio with a co-star, that makes sense as well!!

The chatter about Maggie and Peter in MV is interesting, if true he definately will have time to attend.

Thanks for the link to the interview and that photo looks legit to me.

PS: I predict sightings next week of both Jake and Reese in London!

Anonymous said...

Jake was here tonight, looks great, no one hassled him maybe no one knew him
http://www.bridgeswinebar.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

yes, I am wondering if and when Reese will join Jake in London

Anonymous said...

What!, the Norfolk Broads, well thats about 3hrs rom London. Did you see him anon?.

Anonymous said...

Was he alone at bridgeswinebar??

josie said...

To the Anon. that posted that Jake was staying with a co-star 3 hours from London than posted that he was at bridges tonight, are you the same anon. that posted that Jake and Reese would be attending a co-stars engagement party next week??

Anonymous said...

Well thats not far from were FL's friend comes from, Lowestoft. Is that were he is staying?.

travel log said...

Norfolk broads=Norwhich. That area is perfect for what Jake and Reese were looking for back in June instead of NH. Too bad the kids are in school because they would love it too.

If that's where Jake is staying with his co-star and Reese plans on joining him, i doubt we will pics unless they hang in London.

Anonymous said...

Oulton Broad, I just checked the spoilers thread again and thats were Reese Ritchie comes from.

Anonymous said...

can someone say how long Jake will be filing POP, till December or November?
I wonder how many months it will take to film his part

extra said...

Orignally Brothers spy's contact said Oct.-Nov. in the UK and off in Dec., done with his filming but if sounds like that he is filming in Pinewood now so perhaps things changed.

I was wondering if Richie was the co-star he was staying with, wonder if he is the one getting engaged as well.

an oulton broad said...

So now that Jake is in London, I guess it's too soon to say "Ahoy, mateys, Land Ho!"? I guess we have to actually see land for that. ;)

bobbyanna said...

I'm sorry. I miss Jake a lot, but...while part of me wants to believe this stuff, I'd like a little bit more "verification."

I'm not surprised to hear he's working in London. I guess there was no break between Morocco and UK, unless it was just a short travel break. As to where he is staying, I guess he'd have to be staying off the beaten path since there have been no sightings. I guess I'm saying that I find the reports believable...but I need more?

Narcissa said...

I'm not convinced about the Norfolk connection. Awful place - Deliverance without the banjos - and difficult to get to. Certainly difficult to get to and from London, for some-one working there.

Wait and see, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

my guess, if Reese joins Jake in London they will be in a "love hideout" and seclude themselves for a few days, as they did in Morocco

Anonymous said...

At last the UK has a release date for Brothers, 27th Feb 09.

IMDB

agent_krycek said...

I'm not convinced about the Norfolk connection. Awful place - Deliverance without the banjos - and difficult to get to. Certainly difficult to get to and from London, for some-one working there.

Norfolk hasn't got the best reputation in the UK, but parts of it are nice, but I wouldn't set foot in Norwich if I was him - it does seem very out of the way to be staying there, there's plenty of places much within much easier reach of Pinewood where he wouldn't get hassled - all a bit odd.

Lindsay said...

Lowestoft is in Suffolk, not Norfolk, and it's actually a pretty nice place to live.

Anyhow which ever county it is, Jake's not in it, not with Reece Ritchie anyway

chica said...

I love Tobey's discription of Jake as a "typical yanky chap"! Yes thank God for Guy Ritchie because of hm we woldn't be getting all thse tidbits about Jake from his co-stars.

Where ever Jkae is staying at in the UK I assume it's near the Pinewood studio. All the UK peeps keep an eye out for him!

office of nancy pelosi said...

I know no politics but this is too funny: Obama/Witherspoon!:


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1762839/reese_witherspoon_joins_obama_campaign/

It looks like poor Jake didn't get much of a break from the Morocco shoot, he must be exhausted.

Monica said...

Good morning, Babblers!
I love to read what Toby wrote about Jake. Very good to know that Jake is an actor devoted to his work.
He loves his job!
I think he is happy with this movie!

In site of Pinewood Studios there are indications of stages that are being used for the film.

bobbyanna said...

Wow. Thanks, Monica! I have no idea at all about this, but it seems as if quite a few soundstages are dedicated to PoP. Maybe this means they are on a faster shooting schedule, since they can have more sets ready at a given time.

I really admire Jake for having the guts to go with this movie! He has to carry and huge project and make it work.

FluorescentLamp said...

Anyhow which ever county it is, Jake's not in it, not with Reece Ritchie anyway

Thanks for that, Lindsay.

I've been to Norwich. I found it lovely. Even in the bone-chilling weather.

sheba baby said...

I love the Koebell interview and his comments about Jake, thanks for the link.

And thanks for the link to the Pinewood site monica, that's a lot of sound stages, I think they mey be on a faster shooting scehdule too bobbyanna.

I have a friend that lives in Norwich and I have visited her there, and i found it charming, it's not London but I enjoyed my visit there.

Love that link nancy, that should have mentioned Reese's movie Election!

Anonymous said...

I guess I missed something, bcz I sure don't understand the Jake/Reece Ritchie comment?

shondra said...

You didn't miss anything anon., just a lot of speculation on how near or far Jake is staying in regards to Pinewood studio.

A lot of anon. posting that Jake is staying 3 miles from London with a Pop co-star and a sighting of him at Bridges wine bar located on Oulton Broad which is in Lowestoft, where Pop co-star Reece Ritchie is from. Also some speculation that Reese and Jake will be attending an engagement party of a Pop co-star next weekend.

Another poster says that he isn't in Lowestoft staying with Ritchie ( I would think Jake could afford his own flat).

Just a lot of speculation, the only thing known for sure is that he is hard at work on Pop and he is filming at the Pinewood studio.

Anonymous said...

This blog is about the best when it comes to tracking down information before most other places. I enjoy coming here. I find Jake blogs, in general, a cut above most other celebrity blogs. They are very friendly and fun and smart.

Another I enjoy, WDW, usually has very interesting perspectives and information. But mostly you all seem like warm, friendly people. Jake ought to be proud he's attracted such good people.

Anonymous said...

a story about Gemma, if we can glean anything from it

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1058805/Lust-translation-Gemma-Arterton-moves-Spanish-lover-19-London-flat--8211-hires-language-teacher.html

travel log said...

Buckinghamshire? Isn't that town near the Pinewood studio? It's beautiful and private there.

sass said...

Thanks for all the information. This is a wonderful post for a warm Sunday afternoon.
xoxoxo

sag actor said...

If Jake is at any of the places speculated here, we will probably not see any pics of him, sightings but no pics IMO.

OT: I saw 2 really good films this weekend: Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Burn after reading, Burn is funny as hell and Cristina was good as well but there wasn't enough of P. Cruz.

The emmy's are o tonight and I'm rooting for Mad menfor best show.

lawgoddess said...

I just saw an ad for Four Christmases on the Emmy broadcast. Reese looked good.

Anonymous said...

"If Jake is at any of the places speculated here, we will probably not see any pics of him, sightings but no pics IMO."


Someone has to have a cameraphone!

UltraViolet said...

Saw the 4C as, too, LGB. I'm sure the Brothers commercial is coming up. :P

UltraViolet said...

Forgot to say hi Sass! And thanks to Lindsay for clearing up the mystery of Jake's roommate situation, as well as the Norfolk/Suffolk confusion :)

Anonymous said...

FluorescentLamp said...

Thanks for that, Lindsay.

UltraViolet said...

Forgot to say hi Sass! And thanks to Lindsay for clearing up the mystery of Jake's roommate situation, as well as the Norfolk/Suffolk confusion :)

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So Lindsay is a trusted source, yeah?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:04, are you saying Lowestoft is really in Norfolk.

office of nancy pelosi said...

All these bits and pieces of info are great but we need a visit from brothers spy to find out how long will they be filming at Pinewood if possible!

UltraViolet said...

New post, so no more praise for Guy Ritchie. Unless he somehow pushes Jake in front of him so a pap gets Jake's picture!