Monday, September 28, 2009

Spidey in Pittsburgh!

Lots of fun for Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Platt and the cast and crew on the set of Love and Other Drugs today in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

The stars were out Monday under a fake rain in Aliquippa.

Jake Gyllenhaal, the Oscar-nominated actor, repeatedly dashed across the soggy asphalt outside the former Aliquippa Hospital, performing a scene for the movie “Love & Other Drugs.”

In a tent off to the side sat his sweetie, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, in town just to watch, while Gyllenhaal’s German shepherd, Atticus, patiently waited in a trailer.

The local school system must not be highly rated, as some youngsters apparently do not know that Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire are not the same person!

“Hey Spider-Man,” said Joey Hages, 19, of Aliquippa, who shook Gyllenhaal’s hand.

“Did you like ‘Spider-Man 3’?” Gyllenhaal asked politely, not letting on that it was Tobey Maguire who played that superhero role.

Aww - what was that about disconcerting kindness?

What are thery teaching kids in school these days?

Here's the hospital:

Hope Atticus enjoys his time here in the East!

(Article in Beaver County Times written by Scott Tady; photo by Lucy Schaly. Hospital photo by Joe Wojcik of the Pittsburgh BusinessTimes.)


Tweety said...

I always wondered if Jake got tired of people mistaken him for Tobey and thinking he was in Spiderman. It appears at least in this instance he doesn't mind, that is too funny!!

Atticus is in Pittsburgh! Makes sense since daddy has been and will be away from home for awhile.

I think someone predicted 3 weeks before Jake and Reese visited each others set! Glad to see Jake spreading his charms in Pittsburgh, he seems to be really enjoying this shoot. Love the pic of Jake and Oliver!

They were at Dish earlier:

Faiche_Stiabhna: I was at Dish ( for Veronica's 25th birthday and Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon were there. I DIED!

Thanks for posting that Pop article UV, the translalation was fine. I love reading all about Pop and like the way Disney is teasing us with bits and pieces. Jake mentioned the heat in Morocco and the toll it took on cast and crew, I can imagine how uncomfortable it was shooting in the desert in full costume.

FluorescentLamp said...

Uh. Oh. Jake AND Reese have veered away from Jake's CZ. ;-D Previous twitter forgot to mention the Reese part of the equation.

What a great article, UV. This and the PoP article. He is a disconcerting kind man.

I have a feeling that pic of Jake and Oliver Platt may have been unscripted. Nice to see him in full belly-laugh mode.

suvee said...

Previous twitter forgot to mention the Reese part of the equation.

I mean, really..... what a detail to omit!

Atticus is in the Burgh, too! That makes me so happy. I've always wondered if Jake tries to bring him along on domestic movie shoots.

What a great pic of Jake and Oliver..... it does look like an unscripted moment of fun.

Monica said...

UV, you're so fast and great.
I loved the article. It's interesting to know how a process of filming.

Aww - what was that about disconcerting kindness?

He's always adorable!

UltraViolet said...

I do think Jake gets a kick out of the confusion, Tweety. If he didn't have anything going for himself, I bet it would be much more annoying.

Glad you enjoyed the article. I loved reading about all the sumptuous sets - Tamina's room sounds amazing - and intricate weapons. This is really not my usual movie interest, but the more I hear about it, the more eager I am to see it.

FL, I think Reese and Jake each like to pull the other out of their CZs. And then return happily to them :)

Forgot to respond to this in the last post:

Very at ease, of a disconcerting kindness ...

And there it is again. :-) I'm so happy to always read this type of description of Jake rather than "he was assy and full of himself.

You know ITA. And we hear it so often. It's very heartening.

And suvee and FL, I loved the belly laugh with Platt, too. The look on OP's face is priceless.

UltraViolet said...

Monica, we added the Gyllenhaalics to the links on the front page. The site looks great :)

Oh, and on a separate note that probably only LawGoddess will care about - The One True Lucky is coming back to General Hospital.

It's a shame the show is a complete ball of suck at this point. But I'll definitely be watching.

lawgoddess said...

OMG- the one true Lucky? I haven't watched the show in six months, but for Jonathon Jackson I just might.:)

All these updates have been so great- you guys are working overtime to spread the Joy of Jake. And thanks for the trnslation, UV.

Love the picture with Oliver Platt.

I hope they got to reminisce about Heath a little.

Having Jake on the East Coast is a blast.

bobbyanna said...

Great picture of Jake and Oliver!

Jake and Reese left the CZ to go to an Italian restaurant...which is sort of CZ-ish, yes?

I agree Jake gets a kick out of the Spiderman thing.

Can I just add my thank yous as well? The translation of the article was really so cool, and it was a fascinating read, and all the other stuff that's been coming in as well.

Who knew Pittsburgh was going to be so fun!

I don't think Jake and Reese can stand to be apart for too long. I just love knowing Atticus is around, too.

BTW: Oliver Platt's brother, Adam, is the food critic for New York Magazine.

UltraViolet said...

Hee, you're right, Bobbyanna. Leaving the CZ for Italian fare is a way of essentially staying within the CZ!

And I bet Jake will be intrigued with Adam Platt's gig.

And yay for JJ! I knew you'd be excited, too, LG. The show is really awful, and they've destroyed Lucky. But I hope they'll write something better for JJ. The head idiot in charge did always love him before.

A little more info on tonight's sighting:

OM f*cking G! September 29, 2009
so we went here for Veronica’s 25th birthday.

as we were waiting for the bill, i looked up.
who did i see (in his classic ‘in every single paparazzi photo’ grey hoodie)?


i died.

and can i just say, both of them are way more beautiful in real life.

i have multiple witnesses to back me up.

UltraViolet said...

Quick tidbit before bed:

Clifton Collins interview where he talks a little about Brothers - this interviews is on video, as well, for you CC fans:

What do you play in Brothers?

Clifton Collins Jr: "Brothers, I play a commanding officer. I have to debrief Tobey Maguire when he comes back from his… Well, you'll see."

Because one of [the brothers] is supposed to be dead.

Clifton Collins Jr: "Yeah, it's a really beautiful tale. And then working with Sheridan. I mean, Jake Gyllenhaal who I got to know a little bit during the whole Capote, Brokeback Mountain period. And then Natalie Portman is gorgeous and fun to work with. She's also fun to work with – she's frigging hot. And then of course Sam Shepard and it's Jim Sheridan. I just wanted to ask him stories. 'Tell me about The Boxer.'"

agent_krycek said...

I'm now utterly convinced those two have some sort of 10 day/2 week apart rule and arrange their schedules round this - nice to hear Atticus is there as well - not seen that Jake/Atticus photo before, completely adoreable.

Chica said...

I think the continuing Jake/Tobey/Spiderman mix-up is hysterical and i love how Jake handled it!

Love the photo of Jake and Oliver and it does look like an unscripted moment!

I agree Agent K,they have their schedules arranged so they are no more than 10 days to 2 weeks apart. It will be easy at least for the next 2 weeks, I think she has a few more weeks to film in Philly. Glad to hear that Atticus is there.

That Pop article was fascinating UV. I loved the description of Tamina's bedroom, all the details of the wall coverings,etc, just stunning. You got a glimpse of some of the chaotic, hectic moments that come with doing a movie like this.

The more I read about the making of Pop the more I am loving it, thanks so much for translating the article UV!

I haven't watched GH in ages but if I remember correctly, Lucky was Luke and Laura's son. Yeah I hear that GH has turned to crap but most of the soaps are now. The only soap I watch now is Y&R and that show is getting on my last nerve!

FluorescentLamp said...

I can't help but love this girl's tweet.

had a dream last night and in this dream i saw Jake Gyllenhaal every where i went.. i've decided i wasn't sleeping.. i was in heaven.

That's so sweet.

Also, lots of Jake sightings this morning with no mentions of location. Hate that.

A meeting and a handshake

Having coffee near Jake

bobbyanna said...

More goodies! I didn't know Clifton Collins was in Brothers! He's a fine actor. I remember him best from the movie, "Traffic." He played the young Mexican assassin that Katherine Zeta Jones was trying to hire. He was tortured by the corrupt Mexican police general.

I agree about the ten day/2 week rule. I think that's about as long as they can stand being apart.

The girl from the restaurant sounds like a fan. She was even aware of Jake's grey hoodie thing! :) When I saw them on the red carpet at TIFF, I have to say, Jake looked exactly like he does in his pictures...only moreso, (sigh) but Reese was the real surprise, bcz she is seriously a really pretty woman in real life.

Anonymous said...

Anyone live in Ireland

Good news girls -- we may be welcoming Hollywood hunks Jake Gyllenhaal and Toby Maguire here shortly.

The Diary can reveal that plans are afoot to stage an Irish premiere of Jim Sheridan's new blockbuster movie Brothers in a bid to light up the Dublin scene this winter.

Anonymous said...

FL, I think Reese and Jake each like to pull the other out of their CZs. And then return happily to them :)

Very nice. And hooray! Atticus is in the 'Burgh too.

Anonymous said...

That was my sighting!

It was intense. And they really were more beautiful in person.

FluorescentLamp said...

Hey, Steven! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for posting about your sighting - how cool (and intense) is that! We love reading firsthand accounts. Sounds like you were awestruck by all the pretty at the restaurant last night. Totally understandable. :-)

Josie said...

I'm loving all the sightings, tweets and stories about Jake filming in Pittsburgh. Love that Reese made a visit and that Atticus is there! The Spiderman story is so funny, Jake was real cool abbout it.

A Brothers premiere in Ireland, thanks anon! I'm dying for any news on that film.

Hi Steven! What great sighting, I would have died too!

Thanks for posting part of translated Pop article UV, it wasn't spoilerish at all the part I read. I would like to read the whole article, thanks!

UltraViolet said...

Just send me your e-mail address, Josie and I'll send the Word doc with the interview. It's a fun read.

Steven, thanks for letting us know the man behind the sighting. Feel free to share any other details :) You are not the first person to mention that both Jake and Reese are even better looking in person!

Josie said...

I did UV, TIA!!

suvee said...

Okay, I thought this was interesting. I was adding some movies to my Netflix queue the other day, and on a lark I typed in "Nailed". Guess what? It's in Netflix, and it got added to my queue. But only with an available date of "unknown".

I know being on Netflix's menu doesn't mean Nailed will ever see the light of day, but it felt good to add it to my queue anyway. :)

UV, I've sent you an email.

UltraViolet said...

This thread has a few Jake sighting mentions. Nothing exciting, but the re-re-re-re-reconfirmation that Jake is even hotter in person.

And Williams Sonoma - CZ!

Can't remember if we've seen this blurry set pic before. Click on original size for the big picture.

And suvee, look: another Nailed mention. From n interview with actor David Ramsey:

We see you have some movies coming up, too. Tell us a little about them.

Mother and Child is a great piece, amazing cast. I'm playing Kerry Washington's husband—give me a break! And Nailed is a political satire. I'm kind of playing Jake Gyllenhaal's nemesis. It's another fun, fun role.

UltraViolet said...

Oh, Josie, I don't think I got your e-mail. Can you resend, so I can send you the article. Same for anyone else who hasn't gotten it. I've sent it to everyone who has asked - that I know of!

Finally, this blogger posted a from-behind pic of Jake, Reese, Maggie, Peter and Naomi from the Brooklyn Flea Market a few weeks back.

Naomi is really the only one you can see well.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I received the article UV, Thanks!
You did a wonderful job translating the article.

Loved the description of the sets they sound stunning, and the brief interviews with Jake and Ben. It looks like the French journalist beat the American and British journalists in posting their observations on set, thanks again UV!

I'm loving all the tweets/reports/stories from Pittsburgh, the Jake and Tobey Spiderman story is the best one yet! So happy that Reese paid him a visit and that Atti is there as well!

Love reading that thread UV, they all say that Jake is hotter in person which i find impossible!

A picture of Jake and Reese and family when they were in Brooklyn!!! Even though it's from behind, great find UV!!

Josie said...

I'll try sending it again UV, crappy yahoo mail!

FluorescentLamp said...

Finally, this blogger posted a from-behind pic of Jake, Reese, Maggie, Peter and Naomi from the Brooklyn Flea Market a few weeks back.

Amazing what a little hair color and a softer cut will do. Naomi looks years younger in that pic.

Shondra said...

I'm so glad that Jake didn't embarras that guy by telling him that he is not Tobey! He is such a good sport about that. What a great picture of Jake and Oliver Platt, love the cast for this movie.

Reese and Atticus on set!! I would have loved a photo of that. I was hoping a photo of them would service when they were in Brooklyn and yes FL, Naomi looks great!

Thanks for the Pop article/translation UV.

bobbyanna said...

I have "insider information" (LOL!)David Ramsey thinks the world of Jake! Said Jake's "just the nicest guy" when he worked on Nailed. David's from Detroit,& used to date/still buddies with one of my daughters. He's a very nice guy, himself. When he first "went to Hollywood" he and Terrence Howard used to audition for the same roles. Poor guy. He had a nice part in Pay It Forward. Only reason I ever watched the movie. Didn't know he was on Dexter. I've never watched it.

Thanks for finding this pic of Naomi and the gang at the flea market. It's good to see them all together.

Tweety said...

This says 8 min. ago but I think it was last night:

joannebartone: jake gyllenhaal is having dinner at dish and we are sitting at the table next 2 him! no joke!
8 minutes ago from txt ·

Looks like Jake likes his new "CZ"!

Anonymous said...

The tweets were also saying Jake worked last night.
This movie sounds very elaborate.

Anonymous said...

Movies filming at night isn't elaborate, it's pretty routine nowadays. Reese films into the night as well like last night according to tweets.

This movie sounds like it's going to be really funny!

Chica said...

Wow, Naomi does looks a lot younger in that pic! Love seeing them all hanging out, thanks UV!!

Your daughter used to date Anton from Dexter bobbyanna??!!! I love him on Dexter. I love that story and it's always great to hear what a great guy Jake is, not that I had any doubts but it's still nice to hear.

Nailed ended up on your netflix list Suvee, I don't know what that means but I would love to hear ANY news on it's release. Thanks for the Nailed/Ramsey link UV.

Sheba baby said...

I think i'm loving this shoot even more than Jake seems to be! It's been fun keeping up and reading all the tweets, blogs and other reports.

Thanks so much for finding that pic of Jake, Reese and family in Brooklyn UV, I love it and Naomi looks amazing.

UltraViolet said...

Love the insider info, Bobbyanna. You've been holding out on us :) I like that there are GB connections everywhere!

Tweety, that woman posted the same tweet last night. I don't think she knows when she was at Dish! I did see somewhere else on twitter that Jake was filming last night.

This was a nice tweet, from someone who met Jake.

I hope the twitterverse gets tired of that House reference soon. I think I've seen 1,001 mentions of it!

Monica said...

UV, the article about POP is wonderful. thanks.
Does anyone know if the IL&M is responsible for the effects of the film?

Very good read news about Brothers.
A great premiere in NY? Awwwwww

UV and bablers, thanks for all links and informations about the lovely Jake.

Monica, we added the Gyllenhaalics to the links on the front page. The site looks great :)

Thanks. The idea of the blog came from two members of my forum.

bobbyanna said...

David's best friend was dating my daughter's best friend. They met while he was working on a local university-theatre production of Raisin in the Sun. Lonnng ago. When he first went out to LA, he was cast as a young Mohammed Ali in a made for TV bio-pic, and he was excellent. We were very proud of him. We thought he was launched!..then along came Terrence.David did have the lead in a TV sitcom. Cancelled after 13 episodes. There is no way I could lead that life. It is a hard life and it takes a thick skin and resilience if you're an unknown. YOu need a lot of supportive people arround you and patience, too. LOTS of patience. I am certainly going to check out Dexter!:)

Anonymous said...

OT: Dennis Hopper was rushed to the hospital in NYC with "flu-like" symptoms this afternoon. He was seen to be hooked up to oxygen when they were putting him in the ambulance. He's 73!

UltraViolet said...

I'm not sure if it's ILM, Monica. I haven't heard anything about that specifically.

New pics - and a new post I think you'll enjoy :)