Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Farewell, Sydney



Jake Gyllenhaal was all smiles as he left Sydney Wednesday, after a sunny promotional tour and premiere for Love & Other Drugs. From all the photos and the press talk, Jake seemed to enjoy the city, gushing about the people and the environs (see videos below).



Though Jake focused on eating his way around the city and getting into the ocean, he did also fit in a play. Jake and costar Anne Hathaway attended the Sydney Theatre Company's presentation of Uncle Vanya, starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.




In addition to dining with rock stars and cruising with billionaires, Jake and Anne also took a stroll near the Sydney Opera House:




Farewell, Sydney - the most fun we've had on a Jake tour since Moscow!


Something different: a couple of fun radio interviews with Jake and Anne from Nova FM:





A couple of Sydney red carpet videos:





Take40 reveals Jake's Australian crush:



We've seen this before, mostly, but it's fun to hear Jake talking to Anne during the photocall, at the beginning:



An old video of Jake and Anne from the AFI screening. Jake talks about casual sex:



(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

29 comments:

mary said...

Yes jake sure had a good time in sydney he likes to experience new things he stayed longer than i thought he would

Extra said...

I agree, This was the most fun press junket since he was in Moscow for Pop. He really enjoyed both and managed to mix business with pleasure!

I'm having fun reading all the articles and watching the videos you have posted here from this junket, I'm going to miss Jake and Anne's love tour, sigh.

There waa a real love fest for Jake going on in OZ. The country is beautiful and I wouldn't be surprised if paid them a visit again soon.

UltraViolet said...

I bet he will be back, Extra!

I added another radio interview and a video, btw. The second radio clip is from Perth, and they mention Heath. But they don't ask Jake or Anne about him.

Monica said...

Jake is incredibly sexy in these pictures from the airport!

Thanks for the info on Franco at the Actors Studio, Bobbyana. I felt the same when I saw some recent interviews of him.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for more fun stuff, UV! When you realize they were only there for four days, with all their press obligations, etc. they sure managed to pack in a lot of Sydney as well.

I hope they had a chance to meet with Cate, and maybe there are pictures from the theatre outing. Australia was never on my "to do" list, but it is now!:)

I was very moved by the way they referred to Heath. Loved what they said about feeling close to Jake & Anne after BBM. I don't always tear up, but certain things really affect me.

monica, maybe JF will be on
YouTube. I don't know if you get Bravo or Inside the Actors Studio. Maybe it'll show up on their website.

Anonymous said...

Popsugar hav a quick video of Jake and Taylor from thanksgiving.

UltraViolet said...

There's a lot of Jake/Taylor stuff today, like the absurd moving in together rumor. But you can also see more photos of them from Thanksgiving, as well as that short video. I like how they played the same few seconds over and over.

Video of Jake arriving at LAX. X17 also has a video.

UltraViolet said...

Bobbyanna, did you finish watching October Sky last night? I wanted to but couldn't stay up.

Monica said...

monica, maybe JF will be on
YouTube. I don't know if you get Bravo or Inside the Actors Studio. Maybe it'll show up on their website.

Thank you. I'll look!

A fan of that girl posted the link to 33 photos of Thanksgiving in my forum: Nightmare

Monica said...

OT: Great news:
The MPAA’s ratings appeals board has overturned the NC-17 rating, which it originally gave to the Weinstein Co.’s marital drama Blue Valentine.
The movie, which will be released Dec. 31., will now be rated R.

UltraViolet said...

The MPAA is ridiculous. They were shamed into changing that.

Ryan Gosling is apparently dating Blake Lively. I look forward to Ryan's fall from canonized status. I can already see the nasty comments.

Thanks for the link to the Taylor/Jake photos, Monica. Not a nightmare at all, IMO. That site has nice, big images.

Josie said...

I'm happy that Jake and Anne made the most of their brief time down under in between the press junket!

Lunch with Bono, Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett and a cruise on a yacht, sounds like heaven!

The comments about Heath got to me too Bobbyanna, I still get so emotional when I think about Heath.

The stuff about Jake and Taylor is really getting silly but i do like the photos an the link Monica!

Isn't Blake 22 to Ryan's 29? Blake isn't famous as Taylor and Ryan's fanbase is more, well "calm" then Jake's but let's see if they get as spazzed out!

So the MPAA finally saw the light, great news for BV.

I'll look for that interview of Franco from the Actor's studio Bobbyanna, thanks for the heads up!

Josie said...

I'm happy that Jake and Anne made the most of their brief time down under in between the press junket!

Lunch with Bono, Uncle Vanya with Cate Blanchett and a cruise on a yacht, sounds like heaven!

The comments about Heath got to me too Bobbyanna, I still get so emotional when I think about Heath.

The stuff about Jake and Taylor is really getting silly but i do like the photos an the link Monica!

Isn't Blake 22 to Ryan's 29? Blake isn't famous as Taylor and Ryan's fanbase is more, well "calm" then Jake's but let's see if they get as spazzed out!

So the MPAA finally saw the light, great news for BV.

I'll look for that interview of Franco from the Actor's studio Bobbyanna, thanks for the heads up!

bobbyanna said...

Hate the damned airport videos! After a 14+ hour flight,NOT a good time to be in his face. He looked so relieved when the airport lady found him
(X17) and gave him a hug! :)

Nope, UV,couldn't finish October Sky last night, but it's one of my favorite movies. When it came out, people raved about Jake's performance in his first serious dramatic role. Awesome.

I guess we're in the silly season, not quite awards time,to early to promo Source Code, no new projects announced yet,so we've got gossip, and papparazzi crap. Oh, well.:(

Monica, thanks for the pictures.
No,really.:) The Brooklyn video, I know exactly where that is!!! I was wandering around there in June! Oy!

suvee said...

Awesome job of L&OD coverage, UV!! I'm sure Jake and Anne are ready for some well earned down time, but it seemed like they had a great time promoting this movie. It sure was enjoyable for us!

Nice Jake & Taylor photos! Monica, given your intense dislike of Taylor, it was very nice of you to share the link with those of us that don't feel the same way. Thanks!

Ryan Gosling is apparently dating Blake Lively. I look forward to Ryan's fall from canonized status.

Great minds think alike. That was exactly my first thought when I read they might be an item. :)

Chica said...

I haven't seen October Sky in ages, sorry I missed it and I don't have it on DVD:((

I'll miss Jake in Australia, love all the interviews and videos posted, except the stupid airport video and the Jake and Taylor loop!

I'm so glad to hear that BV now has a R rating, that means that it will get serious consideration come awards time, NC-17 is a BO killer.

bobbyanna said...

If anybody's interested, Turner Classic Movies (TMC) is showing Sunset Blvd. right now. Came on at 8PM. I want to pretend Jake's playing the William Holden role.:)

(I was just a little disappointed to hear James Franco will reprise Paul Newman's role in "Sweet Bird of Youth" opposite Nicle Kidman, on Boradway.)

Chica said...

Watching it now Bobbyanna::))

I like Franco But I really can't imagine him playing that part in Sweet Bird of Youth.

Monica said...

Jake and Anne: undercover lovers

Ryan Gosling is apparently dating Blake Lively.
What? Nooooooooo

A long time since I saw October Sky. I have the dvd.

Tonight was a special with two movies of Heath Ledger on HBO: 10 Things I Hate About You and Batman The Dark Night!

UltraViolet said...

I'm going to miss the Jake and Anne Love Tour, as chic called it, I think. They were too much fun.

Josie, Ryan G is 30 and Blake is 23. I eagerly await his fall from grace, though as someone said, his fans are probably not as crazy as Jake's. Nor as venomous, for his sake, I hope.

Suvee, glad to know I'm not alone :)

Those paps were so rude and ridiculous. Jake was way more patient than I would have been.

Chica and bobbyanna, I wondered about Framco in that role, too. He will try anything, though.

Monica, don't read this next item ;). EW had a story about Jessica Biel joining the cast of New Year's Day, and they listed Jake as a cast member. They might just be getting their info from imdb. I don't know.

Monica said...

Ryan has some advantages. His next films are promising, he is not dating a famous idiot and he will not be on the cover of U.S. Weekly and People in the coming months. Will speculate about his life as they do with all celebrities, but he will not turn a joke about it. And of course, his fans are not to obsessive.

I was hoping that the next film from Jake would be something more interesting, but I guess I was wrong again in my thoughts. This only makes things worse.

Anonymous said...

Calling someone an idiot is a bit much isn't it and how do you know he won't be on the cover of these mags?, Ryan can do no wrong for some Jake "fans" (not talking about you Monica), I don't know why they can't just transfer over to him and leave Jake alone.

Anonymous said...

Oh and Monica I hope you know that certain blog posters come over here all the time and take over all they read to their blog plus they make fun of this blog!.

suvee said...

UV, I think you're right about EW's inclusion of Jake as a cast member of New Year's Eve is just copying the imdb info.

According to LA Times Goldderby, De Niro and Kutcher have signed on, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Jessica Biel are all in negotiations.

Absolutely no mention of Jake.

Anonymous said...

Not all of us are going to like everything little thing Jake does but there's an extra negative thing going on that Jake doesn't deserve. Calling Taylor an "idiot" - first of all an offensive word, as is "hate", must mean Jake must be an "idiot" too for liking her.
Taylor is a talented song writer and a pretty honest girl and happens to enjoy being with Jake.
Even if I didn't care for her I don't think I'd be angry at Jake for it and trash her.

UltraViolet said...

I agree that calling Taylor an idiot is over the top. But the outraged anons would fare bettter if you had the guts to pick a name and stick with it.

Monica, a lot of people think Blake is an idiot. That was my point. I've already seen the "Ryan is dead to me" posts and tweets. But I doubt it will reach the hysterical levels of Taylor hate which have exceeded the already ridiculous levels of Reese hate.

Thanks for the Gold Derby info, suvee. If filming starts soon, I guess we'll know for sure.

bobbyanna said...

The thing that makes me queasey about the NYE movie, is that the list suvee posted only had De Niro and Ashton Kutcher. Not nearly enough guys.

For me, the Taylor/Jake thing takes some getting used to, for sure, but I'm not going to condemn or ridicule his choices. Can't get angry at her for liking him. (How could she NOT like him!:))

Everything Jake's shown us about himself over the years, tells me he's a beautiful person.

I have to salute Naomi...(and Stephen) as parents.
I think Anne Hathaway's comments about him being a truly good person, generous, kind, and intellectually curious, were sincere and were based in reality.

The bottom line is, I'm a "no matter what" fan. I won't agree with everything he does, but I support him.

Sag actor said...

The whole Valentine's Day thing is weird. Reese and Zac Efron's name was attached to it and then they disappeared and were replaced by Jake and Taylor, now Taylor is gone replaced by Jessica? I gues we will find out soon enough but I trust Goldderby over IMDB.

So the MPAA finally came to their senses regarding Blue Valentine!

UltraViolet said...

I agree about Anne's comments, Bobbyanna. She seems to genuinely like and respect Jake. And vice versa.

As for NYEve, we just have to wait and see, I guess. It does sort of seem like someone is just messing with us on IMDb!

New post.