Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Moviefone asked Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire to get together and answer questions submitted by users. Inevitably, hilarity ensues.

It's good to have a laugh at this point :)

Don't miss the three "viral" snippets, especially Number 3, which is a question for Jake:


lawgoddess said...

Oh my God! How cute are they together?

And seeing Jake cracking up, I just have a big smile on my face.

He's adorable.:)

I go by Barbara, but if Jake likes I can be "Barb" for him.

Thank you for this!

UltraViolet said...

Hee - I know you prefer Barbara, but I can see you'd make the sacrifice, LG.

This was a really fun way to spend a few minutes today. He is adorable and very funny.

It's interesting to see the dynamics. Jake is definitely the clown/personality of the bunch. And I enjoyed hearing his take on being part of Tobey's gang of friends.

I was hoping someone would ask Jake if he always wished he had a brother/something related to the idea that he doesn't have one in "real" life. So that came close.

Also, the entire merkin conversation was priceless.

FluorescentLamp said...


He answered my question!

Awww...I KNEW there would be a tattoo backstory. He could have expounded a bit more on the other tattoos Tommy has. But no matter, HE ANSWERED MY QUESTION!

UltraViolet said...

I died when I saw that! Especially when he looks right at the camera and says, "Thank you, FL!"

Okay, the FL part might not have been there.

I'd love to hear more about it. This format isn't great for in-depth discussion. But yeah, you know he has a story for all of them, and it was great to hear.

Nicely done, both of you :)

adore jake said...

it's me or natalie seems completely...well fascinated by Jake. She has a big crush if you want my opinion. lol

Anonymous said...

Jake's dad did a poem about the loss of their first child - a boy. So he could of had a brother.

sheba said...

Wow, didn't know about the brother. That's taken a little of the shine I felt watching that interview between the three of them. I loved it. OK, what's a manaken? Off to look on wiki

sheba said...

Sorry I meant a merkin. Just looked at the interview again and went to wiki. My Goodness Gracious Me.... the things I've learnt since falling helplessly into the world of Mr Gyllenhaal.....

UltraViolet said...

Oh, Sheba, I was just coming to tell you to check your spelling :) Being a Jake fan is very educational.

Jake is cracking us up/cracking up all over the place today. Promo spot.

UltraViolet said...

Taking off a bit early today in order to attend an advance screening of a little movie called Brothers :)

FL's Film Society connections snagged us a pair of tickets, so we'll report back tonight.

Don't be jealous :) Just watch some Jake unscripted and laugh.

Anonymous said...

You are both so lucky. Have a great time.

Sheba baby said...

Congratulations on getting your questions answered FL! I Remember a few years ago with Jake and the infamous tattoogate, LOL!! That was so fun too watch. Wonder if Jake ever wore a merkin in any of his movies,hee, hee!

I'm so jealous of you guys, I can't wait to hear your review!

bobbyanna said...

These videos were great. Loved the merkin discussion. Jake's co-stars are very supportive of him.This is a really good cast!

Advanced screening, hmmm? Have a good time ...and tell us everything!:)

bobbyanna said...

Sheba couldn't we consider the Santa hat as a merkin?

Sheba baby said...

YES! How could I forget about his dancing Santa/merkin scene in Jarhead bobbyanna??!!!

Monica said...

Adore Jake, everyone loves Jake!He's fascinating!

Great video. Thanks UV!
Congratulations, FL!

I await the review of you, girls!

FluorescentLamp said...

I Remember a few years ago with Jake and the infamous tattoogate, LOL!!

Ahh yes, one of the great Mysteries of Jake of our time. Never did find out what the hell the fake tattoo was all about. Sure as sh*t startled me when I saw it that day. Good times.

Full review of Brothers later from UV. Probably heavy on spoilers - though not like we haven't seen most of the movie anyway from all the clips released.

Anonymous said...

Natalie surprised me.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the tattoo say "torso" ..isn't that the name of the movie Fincher was going to do and hasn't gotten around to doing yet?

bobbyanna said...

This is a Twitter I wanted to pass a long:

mmmbopmylife: "Anyone else think that watching jake gyllenhall in the prince of persia will be like a 2 hour long orgasm? I'm kidding. sort of."

Chica said...

That video was so funny, and it;s so cool that Jake answered your question FL!

Can't wait for you and UV's review of Brothers.

I'm about to watch the President's speech on Afghanistan.

bobbyanna said...

I would love to see Natalie and Jake re-make The Philadelphia Story.Katherine Hepburn/Cary Grant. Or the musical version that Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby did.

I once saw a picture of Natalie with Maggie and she looked like a twelve year old. Certainly not more than 14. They were wearing winter coats and hats. I was surprised that she only met Jake when she was 18. She turned 28 in June, I think.

Josie said...

It was like watching 3 good friends sitting around gabbing and joking around, Jake is so good at doing voices!

The merkin thing was hysterical! I wish they had more time to answer some more questions but they managed to get your tattoo question in FL!!

Looking forward to the review, you 2 are so lucky to get to see Brothers tonight.

I take it that there is no L.A. premiere tonight in L.A?

suvee said...

That was great...... the 3 of them seemed so comfortable with each other. It was really a pleasure to watch them in this setting.

My favorite bit was Natalie and Tobey calling each other out for eating non vegan food..... and Jake jumping in to referee.

"Jake Gyllenhaal's Merkin" :)

shoe89 said...


yes that was classic. merkin. you could also tell that jake and natalie are closer b/c natalie was leaning toward jake. i think natalie kinda wants jake and maybe jake wants her too but i m glad that they are friends.

Anonymous said...

They did date when they were 18-19.

Anonymous said...

I hate People Magazine and I will never buy another! They are running a third story now, "Reese and Jake are an ocean apart, etc."

Apparently Reese will speak to the Britain's House of Commons of tomorrow on aAvon's Domestic Violence prevention project. Not exactly something she can just do anytime at all.

Jake couldn't very well change the date of his film. Maybe they did have an argument. Couples do that. But People is trying too hard now to restore their own credibility and give themselves a storyline. I hate them.

shoe89 said...

anon 9:38

how do you know?

Anonymous said...

Jake is hilarious and has charisma in spades.

I've probably been a fan of both Natalie and Jake around the same time they became friends in real life (if 18-19 is accurate). I remember reading 'sightings' of them together around that time, and then a few years later, both parties claimed they were just friends. So I'll take their word for it.

They do have a nice rapport with each other. I loved the knee tap in the viral #3 video.

suvee said...

Not surprisingly Natalie got caught in the J&R break-up crossfire. But there is also a nice quote from her about Jake.


Anonymous said...

It's a shame they are asking his co-stars about something their reps have been pretty clear on. The media will try very hard to overshadow Brothers with this crap.
Too bad Reese is in London.It would stop the nonsense if she were with him. Where ever he is. Poor guy.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Natalie was taken by surprise by the news..she didn't know anything about it...she's not "keeping mum" about it.
It seems that the Reps. comments in record time by the way - has had absolutely no meaning - its like the never saw it or heard it.
People is certainly still playing it - and you see on their site they still have the "Split" story up...even after they had the article about the Reps. It seems like they are hoping they have broken up.

mary said...

i cant imagine them running out of money at this stage of filmimg it supposely is in post pro duction nail ran out of money halfway thru filming hopefully that tweet is a joke

bobbyanna said...

Anon 11:45, PeopleMag will milk this angle and keep it hot.Then do another fake special about them getting back together. They did the same thing two years ago.

I agree, the lead banner is still about the split.If you look way down the page, off to the side, there's links to the PA's denials, and another about them being "an ocean apart." A 4th story angle is emerging, that Reese and Jake "are feuding about marriage," according to E!news. It's out of control.

This has to really be upsetting for them. They've tried so hard to be low key and private about their personal lives.It's a shame for it to happen now.

I feel especially bad for Jake, who should be feeling nothing but joy about the reception this movie and his work are getting.

UltraViolet said...

Finally back home - dinner and drinks were a must after seeing this wonderful movie.

I'll try to do a post, but I'm afraid my eloquence is at babble-level. And that is much cuter on Jake!

I might just do a quick summary, then peeps can ask questions if they want or whatever.

It's a very good movie, and Jake is great in it. Definitely a different Jake from any other we've seen.

The crowd seemed very into it, and it was packed. Almost every seat in every row except the first one or two taken.

Thanks to FL for the plus-one :)

FluorescentLamp said...

Until we get our thoughts together and create a new post, let me just say how...honored? I am to have been a fan of Jake's lo these past 4+ years to be able to watch his acting mature. Remember when we said that Rendition-Jake was a new, mature Jake we hadn't seen before? Well Brothers goes a step further in that maturation process.

Oh and that C-for-Cahill tattoo with the wolf coming out of it...it's really funky looking. Looks like a double-C or something. I need another viewing just to concentrate on the tattoo.