Monday, May 17, 2010

The Prince comes home: PoP's Los Angeles premiere













Jake at the Bruckheimer cement ceremony:


The Prince of Persia gang is in Los Angeles for the US premiere. You can watch Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and the rest live on the red carpet below:



The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6:00PM PDT.

For a look at PoP creator Jordan Mechner's take on the London premiere festivities, check out his sketchbook.


NME asked Jake about the possibility of playing Kurt Cobain and also what music he's currently listening to.


This is a hilarious interview by a German reporter who dresses up as Dastan Junior:




Check back through the night as we get pictures from the big premiere.

46 comments:

UltraViolet said...

Hmm - that NME clip doesn't appear to work. Just click the link and that will take you there.

FluorescentLamp said...

Oh how funny is that German interview!

Get Real said...

Looking forward to the LA premiere!

I think Jake has good taste in music.

Paula said...

What an exciting night! I'm looking forward to following the L.A. premiere here at GB, my favorite Jake blog.

It's a good time to go back and look at some of the previous posts to play catch-up before the festivities begin!

Monica said...

I feel like I have been an eternity away from here. The worst is that I do not have time to watch all these videos.

I read some interviews and of course I cried when I read the interview on the Times. I always cry every time he talks about Heath, but I wish people would stop asking about it, because it is very painful for him.
But it is difficult, because everyone knows that Heath was more than a co-star of Jake. He is important in his life.

I was so happy when he talked about little Matilda and Michelle. Jake must be so in love with this amazing little girl. I love this girl.
Michelle is doing a great job with her.

I do not know if anyone read the article in the NY TImes about her. It's a girl so lovely and happy.

Chica said...

Hi Monica,
I haven't read the NY Times article about Matilda, I will have to look it up and read it, thanks.

I'm so happy to hear that Jake is such an important part of Matilda's Godfather but it is must be so difficult for Jake to talk about Heath. I also wish they would stop unless he brings it up.

There is a lit to catch up on here Monica as we wait for the countdown to the Pop premiere in L.A.

Chica said...

^^^^^
That should be an important part of Matilda's life as her Godfather.

bobbyanna said...

I loved the German interview with Dastan, Jr! They were all funny, but my favorite was Sir Ben.

I'm thinking about mary. Hope she got there, and she's enjoying herself!

Because of the AFI/Bruckheimer connection, it'll be interesting to see who attends the PoP event. I hope we'll see a lot of Jake's friends!

Tweety said...

Twic pic of the red carpet:

http://twitpic.com/1oqauj

I hope Mary lucks out tonight!
The German interview was really funny:))

I saw a tweet of Orlando Bloom. He's friends with Jake plus he was in POTC.

Wasn't he offered the part of Dastan?

Monica said...

Here, Chica: Matilda

bobbyanna said...

Not really sure. I do remember OB's name floating around. I think JB considered Orlando, briefly, but Orlando didn't want to do it. Mike Newell wanted Jake.

I'm am filled with an irrational exhuberance! LOL! Dumb ET didn't even mention PoP tonite! E! said they'd feature the premiere tomorrow, but Access, ET, and E! were allll about SATC.

What's the best way to follow on twitter?

FluorescentLamp said...

Either search Gyllenhaal (or the many variations thereof) or Prince of Persia. Easy enough.

UltraViolet said...

Posted a pic of Jake from what looks like JB's prints ceremony. It's not great but it's all we have so far :)

Get Real said...

Just watched Jake be totally adorable on the Ustream....squee!!! :D :D :D

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Squeee!!! He was adorable Get real!! I was having a problem earlier viewing it, my compurer kept freezing up.

UltraViolet said...

I'm hoping they replay all that because I missed it, chatting with my sister. Anything especially funny?

Updated with a better pic from the ceremony.

Get Real said...

UV, Ustream seems to put these events in their archives so I am sure it will be there to rewatch over and over soon! :D ;p

OONP, he was very sexy and cute!

sheba said...

So Annoying!! Those presenters really love themselves. WTF. I didn't tune in to listen and watch their inane chatter. What's the point of having a red carpet when they don't show anyone on it. Going to bed :((

NB. Hope Mary got to see and speak to Jake.

Get Real said...

UV, he was just being cute with his answers, nothing out of the ordinary. He was just his charismatic, professional, funny self answering fan questions and talking to the reporters.

Chica said...

I was distracted when Jake appeared::((

That's a great pic UV! The rain didn't dampen the spirit.

Thanks for that link Monica.

UltraViolet said...

You know what else is annoying, sheba? The emphasis on Jerry Bruckheimer as the man of the hour. Enough already - we get it. (And I agree, the presenters were totally annoying.)

Thanks, get real. I know they archive these things; I'm just afraid they won't keep all of Jake. I'm sure Jerry B will be preserved for all time, however.

Uploaded some more pics. Jake looks good! I hope Mary is in among those fans!

bobbyanna said...

Get Real:
"Just watched Jake be totally adorable on the Ustream....squee!!! :D :D :D"

That about sums it up, UV.

OONP, mine froze up on and off, but by the time Jake arrived it was fine. I loved how Michelle Monaghan said, "I'm here to support Jake. He's my friend!"

The interviewers were artless, tactless, and silly, at various times, but they were gushing about Jake and JB in equal parts. (Altho, I gagged when they asked Jake how it felt to sit next to Tom Cruise!)

Example of dumbness: one presenter observed the huge crowds and said he could feel the excitement for PoP and for Jake.

The other one corrected him and said, no they were there for JB, Tom Cruise, and Nicholas Cage. Riiiggght.

They also said a movie like this could "make" Jake's career...at which point I spewed tea on my monitor.

Gemma looked really nice. I liked the softer hair style. Michelle really likes Jake. She said he was really hot! Also said he was a perfect gentleman and really genuinely a nice person. And really hot.

UltraViolet said...

God, I feel bad for Jake having to sit through another JB tribute.

Thanks for the update, get real. I'm gagging at the idea that Jake should be excited to sit next to Crazy Tom Cruise.

I really am annoyed that this is all about Bruckheimer. I'm so happy we had the London premiere, which was all about the movie.

To continue my happy parade, I'm not crazy about Gemma's look or dress. She looks tired, too.

Jake looks good :)

UltraViolet said...

Wrote this when they were covering that AFI tribute but it didn't post for some reason:


God, I feel bad for Jake having to sit through another JB tribute.

Thanks for the update, get real. I'm gagging at the idea that Jake should be excited to sit next to Crazy Tom Cruise.

I really am annoyed that this is all about Bruckheimer. I'm so happy we had the London premiere, which was all about the movie.

To continue my happy parade, I'm not crazy about Gemma's look or dress. She looks tired, too.

Jake looks good :)

Paula said...

The interviewers were tedious and useless Sheba and Bobbyanna but Jake looked so handsome and was wonderful, add another squee from me!

I could care less about Bruckheimer, sorry but couldn't his ceremony/tribute been done on another day

Gemma looked lovely and Michelle M was so sweet.

I love the pics you posted UV!

Anonymous said...

Jake has an Oscar Nomination and also the British Award so i think his career has already been made. Acted like he was some new actor who was finally getting his big break.
I know Jake liked "Top Gun" but he has grown up in the Business and he has people he admires but a thrill for him to be sitting next to Tom C.?

Get Real said...

I agree the interviewers were terrible and very annoying. It was just great to see Jake be his wonderful self. :)

UV, I would hope that they would keep all of Jake's interview...fingers crossed...otherwise...grrrr.

And yes enough with Jerry B!

Thanks for the pics, Jake looks fantastic.

UltraViolet said...

Trying this for a third time!


God, I feel bad for Jake having to sit through another JB tribute.

Thanks for the updates, get real and bobbyanna. I'm gagging at the idea that Jake should be excited to sit next to Crazy Tom Cruise.

I really am annoyed that this is all about Bruckheimer. I'm so happy we had the London premiere, which was all about the movie and the movie's stars.

To continue my happy parade, I'm not crazy about Gemma's look or dress. She looks tired, too.

Jake looks good :)

Get Real said...

Guys, the Ustream video is archived you can watch it now!

Gyllenbabble said...

Blogger will not let me post as UV for some reason, so I'm trying this for the 4th time!

Trying this for a third time!


God, I feel bad for Jake having to sit through another JB tribute.

Thanks for the update, get real. I'm gagging at the idea that Jake should be excited to sit next to Crazy Tom Cruise.

I really am annoyed that this is all about Bruckheimer. I'm so happy we had the London premiere, which was all about the movie and the movie's stars.

To continue my happy parade, I'm not crazy about Gemma's look or dress. She looks tired, too.

Jake looks good :)

Chica said...

Jake looked great, interviewers must love talking to him, even the dumb ones. Gemma looked perfect, her hair and gown really worked .

Michelle really likes Jake, I'm glad she was there tonight.

I saw a few pics of Cruise and Thornton on Getty and they looked too casual for the event IMO.

I'm not surprised at Thornton but I am with Cruise.

I have nothing to add about Jerry except that i'm sick of him.

I hope Mary got to meet Jake!

Get Real said...

UV, Jake wasn't fawning over Cruise, he was being polite while the interviewers fawned...ugh. Jake was just being polite and professional and funny about.

Monica said...

I think Gemma was wearing the costume of Clash Of The Titans!

bobbyanna said...

They were annoying, but Jake was fine, he took it in stride. He was amused at the Tom Cruise schtick, and generally gracious and funny. He's so self-assured, &so pumped about his movie, and it shows.:)

They gave him some fan questions, and I love how he responded directly to the fan, saying their name and thanking them. I wonder if any of his family were there?

OT: I cannot stand Jon Voight. In fact, I loathe him.)

UltraViolet said...

I agree, Monica - Gemma's dress is for the wrong movie.

Get real, I understood it was the interviewers doing the fawning. I'm gagging at the idea of Jake having to listen. And thanks for letting me know the premiere is already archived. I'll take a look later.

Bobbyanna, ITA on Jon Voigt. Have you seen some of the photos on Getty? It looks like he's Gemma's umbrella holder.

Monica said...

Tom Cruise forgot his suit!

bobbyanna said...

FYI: According to the E! reporter, Mark Malkin, on twitter, Jake was wearing a Tom Ford designed suit tonight. He looked wonderful, but my favorite is the Ferragamo he wore in London. That was in a class by itself.

JF said...

Everyone's looking great. I liked the pictures from the London and Russia premiere more though.

Good luck to the POP crew. I hope it'll be as successful as expected. :)

UltraViolet said...

I just saw that about the Tom Ford suit, Bobbyanna. I agree the London suit was the best, but he's looked good at all three premieres. Gemma, sadly, went steadily downhill from London.

I want to make sure people watch the video posted on the main post, with Dastan Jr. It's hilarious, if you haven't seen it.

And belated thanks to Paula for the nice words :)

UltraViolet said...

JF, the London event seemed so full of joy. This one seemed so full of Jerry!

And Moscow was such a surprise.

Maybe once I see some video of this, it will seem more fun. I hope Mary had fun!

Monica said...

UV, I send a message to you.

Carla said...

Since I was not able to watch tonight (3 am....) I am trying to catch up with everything - not very successful so far, because I am at work.

But I agree with most of you that the interviewers were really annoying. It seems they were the stars of the event not the actors, directors and the team.

What a difference to the London premiere.

Jake looked great, he is such a classy, adorable guy. Gemmas look- not so much....

The german interview was a riot - this guy is a italian/german comedian and actor (not very successful) and I don´t know how he managed to get the interviews with the cast.....he is not working for a magazine or a TV show. But it was so funny.

Extra said...

I got home really late last night and missed the livestream.

Jake looked classy as usual but I agree that his London look was the best. Gemma looked well, I think Monica nailed it and said that it looked like something from Clash of the Titans!

I can't wait to heqr from Mary, I hope that she was sucessful!

Sheba baby said...

Jake looked hot and dashing as usual but I think I prefer the suit he wore at the London premiere.

The Dastan, Jr. video was a hoot!

The Bruckheimer tribute was unnecessary, he already got a tribute at ShoWest. I think it shifted the focus off of the Pop premiere IMO. I will have to check out the coverage today to see if I'm right.

Ditto on Gemma, maybe she thought that she was going to the premiere for her oter movie, Clash of the Titans!

After party said...

Jake celebrated his movie premiere with colleagus/friends Leo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom.

Radar Online

UltraViolet said...

Carla, I've found some Germa interviews and reviews - can send/post the links, though you may have seen them. One was 5/6 stars for PoP :)

Hope people watched the Dastan Jr. video to the end, because you get to see Jake's initial reaction to the guy.

No word from Mary - I do hope she made it and it wasn't a letdown.

Sheba baby, I forgot about the ShoWest tribute. Enough, already!

Thanks for the link, anon - big night for Jake. Hope he enjoyed himself.

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