Video footage here and here.
Prince of Persia had a Moscow premiere Tuesday, with stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton shining on the red carpet. And sharing a private joke.
Here's a very short video of Jake at the premiere. This was shot by a fan and is jumpy and VERY loud.
This short but funny interview also contained these photos, which I hadn't seen. Taken I assume, during the Mexico City portion of the rolling premiere.
Jake was joking throughout, as we can see with this exchange:
Seriously? This is how it’s going to go? What about the challenges of working in the desert? Fergie talked about how tough it was doing her dance number in the sand for Nine…
“Again, like I said in the beginning, it is so hard to be an actor. Day in and day out a pride swallowing siege that nobody will ever fully know about. (grins) No, I’ve made a lot of movies in sand. It’s so strange. Like I read the scripts and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it’. And then I show up in the desert and ask myself, ‘How the hell did I not know we were shooting in the desert for 4 months?’ Yes, sand is in my DNA by now. If I have children one day they will be born made of sand. I would rather be the sand in Fergie’s scenes than in mine, personally, but that’s just me. It gets in everywhere. Like my mother used to say, I had a lot of sand in my schlitz. Prince of Persia: The Schlitz of Time.” (laughing)
I'm not going to embed these, because the last few posts have been video-heavy and I know it slows things down. But check out this series of PoP interviews from the virtual press junket. Jake's interview is pretty long and has some funny moments. Haven't watched the others yet.
In this clip, Jake compliments the interviewer on his name: Jake. The best part of this video is Ben Kingsley commenting that the camera "loves" Jake and revealing Jake's greatest talent.
(Photos courtesy of IHJ and Vera Johnson.)