Monday, November 8, 2010

NYC, Pittsburgh and LA

The cast and director of Love & Other Drugs were in New York this weekend for the movie's press junket, held at the bed-bug-plagued Waldorf Astoria. Hopefully all involved avoided any infestation.

Sadly for the participants, L&OD co-star Jill Clayburgh passed away on Friday night, after a very long battle with leukemia. Jake Gyllenhaal talked about working with Clayburgh:

When asked what he remembered about working with Clayburgh, who plays his mother in the film, Gyllenhaal had this to say:

"She worked three days on the movie, and I remember sitting with her and immediately opening up to her. And I didn't know that she had been struggling with leukemia with 20 years; I didn't know that until I heard that she had passed away [Friday], which was a big surprise. And I thought about the moments of sitting with her between takes and how game she was for Josh Gad, who plays my brother in the movie, his improvisation, all of our improvisation. We all were improvising and laughing, and it was this wonderful, beautiful chaos that was really led by her and George [Segal].

"My memories after that [are] sitting with her on a bench outside this house where we were shooting and just talking to her ... like she was a family member for years," he continued. "And I think that came from her, maybe knowing she was sick or having lived with a sickness for a long time, and appreciating everybody and every moment that she was around and in."

"My mother said something to me yesterday, which I keep thinking about with her, which is that you can live a long, long life, have a long, healthy life, and ... never lived," he said. "And then it can be cut short, as it was in Jill's case, and you can have really lived every moment of it, and I think she was a woman who lived every moment of it. I think it's a testament in her family how extraordinary they are, and how talented they all are and how wonderful they all are. She was a wonderful woman."

TrailerAddict has some cast interviews, as well as b-roll video behind the scenes on L&OD:

They have scene clips, as well, but I'll post only this video that also appeared on Facebook. The others seem quite spoilery.

More from Thursday's red carpet in Los Angeles. Jake talks about his reaction to the L&OD script:

Jake and Anne talk to Entertainment Tonight. They play off each other well. (I removed the video from the post but you can follow the link.)

Jake and Anne talk to Jake:

Jake and Anne talk to Access Hollywood:


UltraViolet said...

Funny junket comment:

Jake Gyllenhaal kept using the words "naked" and "intimacy" so many times during our interview, I almost forgot Anne Hathaway was there.

Anonymous said...

Jake spoke with great sensitivity about Jill Clayburgh.

Those clips from the filming of LAOD were interesting.That suit, shirt and tie combo - did men really dress like this in the nineties?:)

The more I see of Jake and Anne together, the more I see good chemistry.


Carla said...

Being at home I am now trying to catch up with everything.

I like the interviews, Anne and Jake have such a great chemistry. And I specially like Ed Zwick -
he is so enthusiastic and it looks like they all get along so well.

Great to see the film is creating so much buzz.

So sad to hear about Jill Claybourgh, Jakes tribute to her is very moving.

And Jake will be doing some TV shows to promote the film - I loved him on Jimmy Fallon last time, I hope we will be seing something special again....:-)

Carla said...

Does anyone remember when there were rumours last year about Jakes involvement in the Musical adaption "Rock of Ages"??

Now guess who will be "reportedly" playing the female lead in the film??? Taylor Swift.....!

Coincidence or something`s up??

(Sorry if this has already been mentioned before but like I said, I am catching up and have not been able to read everything so far)

suvee said...

Coincidence or something`s up??

Hi Carla! I posted a similar comment here a week or two ago, but nobody responded. I thought I was the only one who thought this was a rather curious coincidence. Happy to know I'm not alone. :)

bobbyanna said...

I notice Jake talking more about his love of music, and how he sang at home growing up, etc.He spoke of it during one of his red carpet interviews. Then he also talked about the rhythm he and Anne had. So there have been some references to music.

Keep think of Natalie Portman's comments about his beautiful voice and that he plays guitar. Don't know if Rock of Ages would be "the one" or if it's "Damned Yankees."
I noticed that Anne is campaigning for a Glee cameo.

UV thanks for posting the additional clips and B roll stuff. I have to confess. I went to the site and watched the "spoilery stuff." Couldn't help it. Damn.:)

Loved watching Zwick, et al, behind the scenes stuff. I cannot wait for the DVD! LOL!

UltraViolet said...

I saw that about Anne and Glee, too, Bobbyanna. Everyone wants to be on that show!

Suvee, sorry I missed your Rock of Ages/TS comment. I don't know what to make of any of it. I don't know enough about the play to know if I'd like Jake to be in it. The two of them together in it? I don't know about that either.

How's that for decisive?!

Sunflower, they have great chemistry. I posted a clip from ET, and Jake is hilarious in it. And they are good together.

Carla, I hope Jimmy Fallon comes up with something good for Jake again, too. I also hope he'll make a cameo when Anne hosts Saturday Night Live.

I only watched one spoilery clip, Bobbyanna, and sort of regret it. I'm going to try to stay away. How about you, suvee?

UltraViolet said...

Also, I'm trying to figure out how to get the ET video not to autoplay and keep going. Sorry for the annoyance.

Also, a little more from Us on Anne's "tantrum:"

Anne Hathaway doesn't want to hear about Jake Gyllenhaal's fledgling romance with Taylor Swift!

At a Love and Other Drugs press conference in NYC Saturday, Hathaway jokingly bristled when her hunky costar, 29, was asked about Swift, 20.

PHOTOS: Hollywood's latest odd couples

"Hang on, hang on. I have to say something. I have been Jake's on screen love interest for years," Hathaway, 27, interjected. (She and Gyllenhaal were first paired together in 2005's Brokeback Mountain.) "You keep the conversation to me and only me or otherwise I'm going to get nasty! Thank you."

Gyllenhaal quipped: "Don't get Ella Enchanted pissed off."

"Don't get Ella Enchanted pissed off, and I'm not obedient," the actress added.

And Anne says she's going to take her father to the premiere, but I think this video is from the weekend. Another NY premiere?

bobbyanna said...

From Twitter:
"Jake gyllenhaal could star in a two hour movie where all he does is sit at a table and do his taxes and i would STILL pay money to see it"


Chica said...

Thanks for posting all the videos and interviews from the press junket, it's fun catching up on everything!

I loved Anne's "outburst", LOL!! I'm sure they were told no Taylor questions and the asked anyway.

Jake comments about Jill Clayburgh were heartfelt and moving.

I saw Rock of Ages and I didn't really care for it. Jake and Zak Efron are both competing for the lead of Drew I last heard. Tom Cruise, Seth Rogen and Cyrus Miley are in talks for supporting roles supposedly and the female lead was offered to Swift.

They could be hanging out because of this project who knows but if they are not dating why not just say they aren't (their reps) and say that it's work related? Yeah I know that he hasn't been announced yet but still.

Is Disney producing this? Jake starring in a Disney musical with that cast? I'm sorry, as much as I don't like Damn Yankees, I would prefer him in that then Rock od ages, talk about cheesey.

Viv said...

Look at this interview!!!! Jake and Anne look like a real couple in real life!!!!

I'm dying!!!

UltraViolet said...

That video is in the post, Viv :) It is enjoyable to watch them interact.

I did just post another Jake/Anne interview at the end of the post, and it's another very funny one. I remember this guy interviewing Jake for PoP. He likes to be different.

bobbyanna said...

"Is Disney producing this? Jake starring in a Disney musical with that cast? I'm sorry, as much as I don't like Damn Yankees, I would prefer him in that then Rock od ages, talk about cheesey."

Yessss! Exactly,chica!!!The idea of Jake COMPETING with Zac Efron is just nuts! Ugh!
And Miley Cyrus???? NO!

What I'd really love to see? Jake singing a song in a movie that's not a musical. A scene where he just sings, because it's part of the scene. Something natural.

They could've put a guitar in his hands in "Brothers" and/or let him sing to his nieces. Something like that.

In "Silkwood," Meryl Streep sang Amazing Grace,and it was great! It was,"Damn. She has a good voice!"

If he was in ROA, would he be cast as the character that the American Idol guy, Constantine was? Does it mean he'd do long hair again? Good Christ, I hope not. Who's managing him? I hope this rumor dies!Quickly.

OK. No more rants....:) Really.

Anonymous said...

Great videos. Jake and Anne are wonderful together. :)

bobbyanna said...

OMG, Access Hollywood vid is just delightful!!!

Chica said...

Hey Bobbyanna, I'm feeling your pain!

I did some googling and it looks like New Line is behind it but that cast: Swift, Cyrus and Zefron sounds very Disney and yes the fact that he is up for the role with the likes of Zefron is barf worthy, sorry.

Jake is better than that.

And yes it would be the Constatine role they are up for.

Maybe Jake and Taylor met during some early meetings concerning the film, Swift was offered the role so she isn't competing, maybe Jake wants her for the female lead.

They can't be hanging because of rehearsing because there is nothing to rehearse at the moment.

Oh, well we will find out soon enough, I think this is the first time i'm hoping Jake doesn't get the role.

I love that last video of Jake and Anne!

JF said...

I loved all the videos, but the last one is the best.
I can't wait for LAOD.

Anonymous said...

'Rock of Ages" doesn't sound like a Disney type musical but haven't specifically looked up anything to see if it was.
Taylor is not part of the Disney group by the way. I think something was mentioned about the Disney people and her name was mentioned in it, tho my memory is a bit hazy.
Saw something on Loretta Lynn and she said 80 percent of her songs were about her husband. And many of the others were things from her life.
So Taylor writing songs that include things in her life isn't unusual.
If they were discussing a movie would think they could go out to dinner as people getting involved with movies usually do. Didn't have to spend a weekend together for that wouldn't think...

bobbyanna said...

If you go to the "disneydreaming" site" TS is certainly part of all that, along with the Jonas bros., Miley, Efron,etc. Disney has a very long reach.

I'm always amazed at what they're behind. It's almost kind of ...sinister.
Culturally speaking.:) But then,
I never did like The Mouse. We were a Muppets house. And I adored Bugs Bunny.

I think I've watched the Access Hollywood clip a half dozen times now, it is SO cute!! They're really good together! Love the body language, too.

FL said...

If you go to the "disneydreaming" site" TS is certainly part of all that,

Yeah, but bobbyanna, that site is a fansite and not an official Disney site. I think Taylor Swift gets lumped in there because of her friendship with some of the Disney kids. She's never appeared in anything Disney that's for sure.

UltraViolet said...

Jake's more of a Disney commodity than Taylor!

I added a second Access Hollywood video. I hope these videos keep coming!

Forgot to say that I love Jake's answer about what he's getting Anne for her birthday on that ET clip.

bobbyanna said...

Yes,FL,you're right. But there's a public perception that she is part of a certain set which includes the Disney crowd. Which is why she is pictured with those others.
TS's managed so carefully, I don't think her PR people mind at all that she's lumped in with that group.

Anonymous said...

She was at SNL because Emma Stone was the host and she's a friend.
She has friends in all show-biz areas.

Monica said...
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Monica said...

You know when you are on your worst days, when everything goes wrong? Yeah, that's my day!

I need a break!

I love you all!

UltraViolet said...

Posted another bit from Access, this time with Jake talking about Jill Clayburgh.

And here, we discover that Ramona gave Jake his Silly Band.

UltraViolet said...

Aww, Monica. Hope you get a break from whatever's ailing you. We'll be here :)

mary said...

sorry to hear you are having a bad day monica hope things get better soon we here for you

UltraViolet said...

Oops, forgot a couple of links:

Sky, UK

etalk, Canada

I like what Anne says at the end :)

get real said...

OMG!!! Still at work but I can't wait to watch all the videos!!!! Jake and Anne look adorable together. :D

Sheba Baby said...

I have to come back later to catch up on everything, there is so much!

Jake and Anne look adorable together::((

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

After watching the videos and reading the interviews, I hope that Jake and Anne decide to do another movie together, and this is just based on the trailers and the promo they have done so far!

This is what was missing from the Pop promotion, I don't recall Jake and Gemma doing this type of promotion which was a shame.

Thanks so much for keeping up with all the info, it must be exhausting but it's much appreciated!

Love that clip about the silly bandtz and Ramona and I think the Acces HW video is my fav so far.

Carla said...

Sorry, I did not mean to cause any trouble, but I was so surprised when I googled Ms Swift and the "Rock-Musical" story came up and I remembered the rumours from last year.
I don´t think Miley Cyrus or Efron will be part of the film but Tom Cruise was offered a supporting role.
OK, lets wait and see.

Anne and Jake have so much fun and great chemistry during the interviews - I cannot remember this with any of his other co-stars.

Monica, we all know those horrible days - I hope you feel better soon!

Get Real said...

Just watched the videos and Jake and Anne have AMAZING chemistry!! They need to do another movie together ASAP! So sexy and sweet together...sigh.

Anonymous said...

MadisonLewis1: @DHardie spotted: t swift and jake gyllenhal at the greenwich hotel eating on the patio with jakes mom!!!!
about 1 hour ago from Twitter for iPhone
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suvee said...

It is so nice to watch Jake and Anne's interaction in all these interviews. What a treat! This is the kind of Jake movie promotion we haven't seen much of lately.... both quality and quantity!

I love that Uncle Jake is wearing the silly bandtz from Ramona. He's such a doll!

Thanks so much to you, UV, for getting all
the promo videos posted so fast. I appreciate all your work.

And Hallelujah! I've finally seen the L&OD ad on tv.... 3 times!

Sheba baby said...

Yes Get real, Jake and Anne have amazing chemistry, I'm really enjoying it!

I'm glad that GB is my one stop blog for all the Jake news and updates, thanks UV & FL!

That is so cute about Jake, Ramona and that silly bandtz:))

I really liked what he had to say about Jill Clayburgh, what a shock and a loss.

Why do you think you caused any trouble Carla? I totally forgot about that but the current info doesn't have either Jake or Zak attached, we will find out soon enough.

Mom, Jake and Taylor in NY, hmmmm...

ihj said...

Jake's TV appearences for LAOD:

November 17th, 2010

Late Show With David Letterman
Date: November 17, 2010
Time: 11:35 PM
Channel: CBS

November 18th, 2010

Live With Regis & Kelly
Date: November 18, 2010
Time: Syndicated (Check Your Local Listings)
Channel: ABC

November 19th, 2010

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Date: November 19, 2010
Time: 12:35 AM
Channel: NBC

UltraViolet said...

No worries, Carla. It is an intriguing tidbit.

Sucre, so glad you got to see the ad. But are you joining me in staying away from the spoilery clips? I'm trying to stay strong.

Glad you caught up, get real and Sheba baby. This is a fun time and there is some great stuff. I enjoy Jake and Anne together. It's fun to wonder what else they could do.

suvee said...

Yeah, I'm avoiding watching anything other than the 2 or 3 movie trailers I've already seen. Also trying to not read most reviews.... I'm in my "don't want to see/know too much about L&OD" mode. It is hard to stay strong though....

UltraViolet said...

Suvee, sorry for calling you "Sucre!" Silly iPad autocorrect. We'll try to stay strong together :)

Heads up for Extra tomorrow. Another cute Jake/Anne interview, it looks like. I do believe Jake sings a bit of that Whip My Hair around song as Anne does just that.

OONP, I really wish we got to see Jake and Gemma together for PoP interviews. That MTV special showed them very briefly, and they were fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Funny how that tweet re mom, Jake & TS has disappeared from Twitter as quickly as it appeared and yet again not one other person noticed them eating in such a public place. Hmmm, I'm spotting a trend here with these unsubstantiated "sightings". First backstage in NY, then someone said he was at her Hollywood bus show, now this. May well of happened for all I know but I'll call bs and suggest that someone's trying to start another rumor. We shall see...

Anonymous said...

I think with Jake and others there have always been sightings that weren't so.
The CMA show is in Nashville on Wed. so she'll be there.
Saw a comment about not seeing him in Nashville tho the person saying they had no idea he was in New York doing publicity for the movie.
But there have been legitimate sightings so it's not like they haven't been seen together.

Tweety said...

Jake and Anne are really great together , they really enjoyed the press junket this weekend.

I love all the videos, especially the Access one, thanks for the heads up on Extra tonighht!

I have a feeling that the guy wasn't a lookalike:

lostarkeo: There was a guy on the train that looked exactly like Jake Gyllenhaal...I NEARLY FLIPPED! lol!
3 minutes ago via txt

Tweety said...

Whoops, I gues that was a lookalike on the train, Jake and Anne are in London!,0,14#14

UltraViolet said...

That was a fun surprise, tweety! Put up a new post.