Friday, November 19, 2010
New York Days and Nights
Update with a nice Jake and Anne interview from the LA Times via the KC Star:
Anne Hathaway vividly recalls the first time she made out with Jake Gyllenhaal: It was on the set of 2005's "Brokeback Mountain," in which the actress played the neglected wife to Gyllenhaal's smitten cowboy, and they were filming a steamy tryst in the back seat of a car.
"Jake had touched me everywhere except my boob," says Hathaway, patting her chest as the pair sits together to discuss their new film, the upcoming romantic dramedy "Love & Other Drugs," which opens in theaters Wednesday. "We did it very methodically: I would cover, they'd bring me a towel, I'd get out of the car, go behind a screen and get redressed. All of a sudden I hear a throat clear from behind the screen. It's Jake. 'Ah, Annie, so the thing is, in this scene, if it was really you and me in the car, I just think that, you know, ah, can I touch your boob?'"
"And ... I don't think you asked me this time," says Hathaway, turning to her screen partner to tease him about his behavior during the many love scenes they shot for their new project and laughing uproariously.
"I already asked. Your offer was still good," Gyllenhaal says with a shrug.
Yeah, Jake, I think that is probably a standing offer from many women!
Jake Gyllenhaal visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for an interview with USA Weekend. Jake talks about love and loss and the things he's grateful for. And in other versions, he reveals that Ramona is a tough critic and also discusses sports and the Joe Namath movie. It's a good read. Some excerpts:
In real life, humor —at times on the raunchy side — is part of the actor's substantial allure, says co-star Hathaway. "His humor has the ability to repulse and charm simultaneously," says the actress, adding: "For a young male celebrity who's one of the most beautiful men on the planet, no caveats, he's super-duper grounded. He's a terrible texter, though. Awful."
The actor is less philosophical when asked what he learned from his broken hearts and trying times in relationships. The biggest lesson: "Mostly just to shut up," he says, flashing a smile. "There's a lot of love in the silences or in listening. That's the best I can do for right now."
As for the future, swinging single is not exactly on the agenda.
"Children are really where it's at," says Gyllenhaal, who turns 30 next month, on Dec. 19. "That's what I feel turning 30, more than I ever did."
The actor's thoughts then turn to his own parents and their breakup in 2009.
"My family's been through some stuff over the past little while, and it's just brought us all really close," he says.
"People find their way toward loving like water. Sometimes two rocks are set up in the wrong way and the water has to part and go, and I've seen that happen recently. As my family's broken apart into different pieces, I can also see that there's more love as a result."
Before hopping back on his bike, he ponders his life one more time, and he realizes how good it is for him right now, despite the heartbreaks.
"It's Wednesday, the middle of the day, we're sitting in the botanical gardens, I rode up here on my bike. Life ain't so bad."
Jake attended the FINCA 25th Anniversary celebration at Capitale in New York City last night.
Jake's friend and former costar Natalie Portman is an Ambassador of Hope for the organization. There are a couple of videos of Jake and Natalie here and below:
And a couple of shots of Jake, Natalie and Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine), from Red Carpet Report:
Video of Jake posing for pics with fans outside the David Letterman show on Thursday:
If you missed Jake on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday, you can listen to it here - with a few photos of Jake to pass the time:
There's also a lenghty interview with Ed Zwick at Coming Soon.
(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)