Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Questions, answers

Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the team behind Love & Other Drugs, sat down with some AFI film students for a discussion of their career and the making of the movie. The clip had some behind the scenes shots of stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. (Note: You have to sign up for a Hulu account in order to watch the video.)

I hope we get to see all of this behind-the-scenes footage on the DVD. There's not a lot new about L&OD in the video, though it is interesting to hear the pair talk about their professional and personal relationship. But there are some nice shots in the piece:

And finally, for the footie fans:

A couple of more video interviews. the first is an "In Character" feature from Fox:

The second is the CNN iReport, with questions from viewers:

Would have been nice if we heard the complete answers! Go here for a look at some of the other questions asked. Check out AsaThe Comic's query. It's not a surprise that wasn't used :)

For the uninitiated, Jake and Taylor made the cover of Us, with their first couple-y photos.


bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the new interviews, etc. UV. I am really looking forward to the DVD!!!!I hope the special features have a lot of goodies we haven't yet seen.

Hanukkah starts at sunset tonight.
Best wishes to all who celebrate.

Maybe Jake's celebrating with his family, before heading to head to Australia.

So glad he's leaving for Australia! we can see more interviews, etc.:)

UltraViolet said...

I guess everyone is at the store, buying Us :)

You're welcome, Bobbyanna. I certainly hope the DVD has more to offer than the Brothers DVD!

Happy Hanukkah :)

UltraViolet said...

Oops, forgot some links.

David Denby likes L&OD:

“Love and Other Drugs” has many weak spots, but what it delivers at its core is as indelible as (and a lot more explicit than) the work of such legendary teams as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

Interview with Jamie Reidy.

suvee said...

I have to run to meet friends for dinner & drinks, so this is just a quick drive-by. I'll leave a proper comment later. I didn't want you to think I was ignoring your post!

I suspect I'm one of a handful of Jake fans that was happy to see the Us cover. I like seeing him happy..... and I'm fine with her.

bobbyanna said...

Wow! I'm SO glad David Denby liked the movie, and was so laudatory about Jake and Anne's performance.He's right. Yes, the movie has weak spots, but "at it's core, etc." Loved what he said.

Wish he'd tell us what he REALLY thinks about Black Swan!:)

Monica said...

I'm here!
Great pictures! I hope to see all those pictures on DVD or BR!

Jake, Anne, Michelle (and Ryan) were nominated for Golden Satellitte !

The scans. There's a picture of that person with Maggie and Ramona! argh!

bobbyanna said...

You're right, suvee. I love seeing him happy, too! This seems like a fun, happy time for him, so I'm there.:)

I can't get all gushy about it, yet, or run out and buy magazines, but I'm definitely not against it.

(He sure looks better than last year at this time.) (((Jake.))))

Chica said...

Finally, David Denby's review!
He raved about LAOD at the Q&A I attended back in October.

Thanks so much for posting the new interviews and videos. I hope the DVD has some nice goodies for us!

I forgot about Jake and Anne going to the Australian premiere!

I have no problem with Jake and Taylor, as long as he is happy.

Happy Hanukkah to everyone here at GB that celebrates!

jg said...

Wow - six pages in the "US Weekly" - great job, Jake!

Chica said...

Congratulations to Jake, Anne, Michelle and Ryan on their Golden Satellitee nominations!!

To Monica said...

The scans. There's a picture of that person with Maggie and Ramona! argh!

If it bothers you that much why bother bringing the scans over? Why bother looking at them at all?

Lola said...

Monica brings them over so we can look at them. I don't like Anons coming over here and bitching at people who actually pick names and comment on here everyday.

I still don't like them, and predict that it won't last that long, but I guess if he's happy.

JF said...

Congrats to Jake and Anne for the Golden Satellitte nods. :)

Hopefully we won't be seeing as much of Jake and Taylor in rags as we did with Jake and Reese. This kind of exposure is never good.

bobbyanna said...

Forgot to say thanks, monica! for the scans and for the link to the awards news! ;)

As for Jake & TS: I love that neither one confirms or denies anything, and won't define it. They're keeping it private and personal, and keeping the focus on their careers.

I enjoy Jake's magazine articles, because they're personal and interesting, yet he's very discreet. Very classy. So different from the tabloids' anonymous "friends."

Whatever this is, long term or short, serious or fun,it's really not a bad thing for either one. TS, Ramona,and Maggie look like they're all having fun.

FYI: E!'s special about TS airs tonight, interviews with family, home movies, etc.,if anyone's curious.

UltraViolet said...

Does anyone have any thoughts on the stills? It wasn't that easy to get them from that video into a post :)

I like the top two, hence why I put them on top. And I like the one of Jamie and Maggie in bed, even though it's tense.

I know certain people like the foot pic.

It's interesting to see Ed's face in the photos. Very expressive.

Bobbyanna, I also loved what Denby had to say about the collaboration and chemistry. I almost put that in the main post.

Suvee - thanks for the drive by :) I'm also happy if Jake is happy. I don't really understand all the hubbub or the venom, but then I rarely do.

Monica, thanks for the info on the satellite awards. But you know, Taylor does have a name :)

lawgoddess said...

Beautiful pictures of Jake and Anne,thanks for posting them.

I might buy an US this week. :)

Tweety said...

I like the 2 first stills too UV and I like the one of Jake and Anne sitting on the bed with Ed directing them.

One of the things I loved about this press junket was Ed Zwick.I don't think I have ever saw a director so enthusiastic and passionate about their movie.

I remember when CNN was asking fans to forward their questions for Anne and Jake and then I forgot about it with all the other interviews, thanks for posting it UV!

I love what Denby said about Jake and Anne and comparing them to Hepburn and Tracy! I really hope they do another film together.

What great news regarding the Golden Satellite nominations!

Of Jake is happy than thats fine with me, the US scans are cure and Ramona is adorable, thanks Monica!

FL said...

I admit I did chuckle a couple of times at the Reese digs in the Us story. Heh. That's so unlike me.

Okay, no it's not.

bobbyanna said...

I loved the stills, UV. My favorites were the set of three "This is nice" photos. Found them very ...intriguing. Loved looking at their expressions, their body language.

I also loved what Anne said about Jake, how she tends to get overly absorbed and too focused on her acting, and he taught her to relax and enjoy.

I look forward to the day he directs long as he keeps acting, too.

Lola said...

I agree JF i hope they will be able to keep this thing on the DL and not be in so many tabloids like him and reese. I can't wait to get the LAOD dvd and watch it over and over again, and hopefully there will be some great extras.

Monica said...


Duncan Jones‘ Moon follow-up, Source Code, moves up from April 15th to April 1st, 2011. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. You.

thanks, Lola.

UltraViolet said...

It is nice to see Jake nominated for an acting award. I forgot to say that.

LOL at your post, FL. I feel the same way.

Interesting news about SC, Monica. It moves the film away from Scream 4, which is probably a good thing. I hope the April Fool's date isn't an omen!

mary said...

thanks for the stills uv and interviews

im fine with jake and ts as long as hes happy and he looks like he is

Monica said...

Suspect in Ronni Chasen Slaying Shoots Self:

The LA Times is reporting that around 6 PM Wednesday, as Beverly Hills police were serving a search warrant at a Hollywood Hotel on a man suspected to be connected to the slaying of publicist Ronni Chasen, the man shot himself. The identity of the man and the nature of his connection to Chasen were not reported.

The news started to circulate Wednesday night as guests read their smart phones at a Twentieth Century Fox party atop the Thomson Hotel as they celebrated the films Black Swan, Love & Other Drugs, 127 Hours and Conviction with studio chairman Tom Rothman, Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melinda Leo, Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Darren Aronofsky and Danny Boyle in attendance. It was the kind of award season party that Chasen would have happily been working. She is missed.

UltraViolet said...

Oh goodness, Monica. What a bizarre twist in a terrible story. I can imagine the news spreading at the party. The whole case is so weird and sad.

I was just about to post that someone on twitter said Jake was at the Fox Searchlight holiday party. Also, the screening tonight is a SAG event, with a Jake and Anne Q&A.

Josh Gad on his and Jake's Brokeback relationship. He cracks me up.

Monica said...


@slashfilm said: LOL, help me too... RT @firstshowing: Okayyyy this doesn't happen often, but I am too nervous/timid to speak with Anne Hathaway even though she's right here. Help please? :)


JG said...

"They're keeping it private and personal, and keeping the focus on their careers."

Keeping it private with a PR approved 6 page article in a tabloid rag?

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

The Chasen case is horribe now this news, how bizzare. I hope they solved this case soon.

The stills are beautiful. The chemistry and the closeness between Jake, Anne and Zwick are evident.

Gyllenhaal feet!!!

I have to get ready for work do I will have to check out the video later, thanks got posting UV!

Happy to hear that Jake and Anne are still doing LAOD promo, they should be flying to Australia soon for the Monday premeire.

Congrats to them for the Golden Satelitte nominations!

Thanks for the US scans Monica, if he's happy thats fine with me.

mary said...

i think jake and taylor will keep it low as much as possible they dont have any control what the mags print some one probably snapped the pics and sold them to us magazines or they a phototrpher hanging around park slope where they knew jake was there hoping to get photos of them together they must of figured theyw ould emerge together sooner or later.

i just want to see jake happy.

yea he should be flying to australia soon probably some time this weekend anne in la too so they probably fly out together.

Anonymous said...

Why is Jake flying out to Australia?

Monica said...

^^ Premiere of Love And Other Drugs!

Interesting news about SC, Monica. It moves the film away from Scream 4, which is probably a good thing.

Perhaps they saw what happened to laod and decided to put on a different date. Competitive weekend is not very good.

Anonymous said...

There may be a number of pictures of them we will see and comments in magazines but in interviews with them, etc. they most likely won't talk about each other. Might be an acknowledgement but not one of these interviews you see where the person talks a lot about their private life with the person they are going with.
Tho Taylor may have songs about certain people, she is not known to talk about them in written or t.v. interviews. She has a lot going on in her life other than that and she will talk about that.
And Jake isn't much for talking about his relationships either. You rarely heard or read him saying anything about Reese.
For 6 months they tried to keep everything "secret" and I think with this one they needed some time to get to know each other and then didn't feel it necessary to keep it some cat and mouse game.
As Jake said he knows pictures are going to be taken but he can't stop living his life.

Extra said...

Beautiful stills for two beautiful actors, Ed ain't too bad either!

I can't wait for the DVD and the extras.

The Denby review sounds pretty much like the other mixed reviews, he really loved Jake and Anne on screen but he had some problems with the script and direction.

I can't wait for the red carpet pics of them from Austraila! Happy to hear that they did a Q&A and screening for SAG. I don't think either has a shot for a SAG nomination but I think they have a shot for a GG.

I never heard of the Golden Satellite awards but I'm happy for any recognition for them for LAOD!

I'm glad Summit moved the date for SC, your're right Monica about LAOD being hurt because of the competetion that weekend.

Gads is so funny, !!

I understand that some Jake fans are not too happy with him and Taylor but there are more important things to get upset about.

He looks happy and I hope he is which is more than we can say he was last year around this time.

UltraViolet said...

Not too much atwitter about Jake today, aside from the Taylor stuff of course. A couple of things from last night's screening:

Just saw a Screening of Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway... Great Love Story..It was nice to see them in person really great people they seen down to Earth..That was a pleasure to see!!

And one not very good photo

UltraViolet said...

forgot this, from twitter:

Jake Gyllenhaal, it's a sin to be that perfect! A sin I tell ya! Funny, sweet, & hot?! Plus u offered to take ur shirt off!!! I'm in love ;)

Monica said...

aww thanks, UV. Jake looks happy!

OT: David Fincher (and Christian Bale) won the National Board of Review!
Happy for David Fincher!

Monica said...

Gotham Magazine:

You have great chemistry with Jake Gyllenhaal.
AH: If you don’t have chemistry with Jake Gyllenhaal, then there’s probably something wrong with you, because he is the most insanely charismatic man. All you have to do is listen to him and you’re instantly charmed.

suvee said...

I love the second still a lot. That was a good set-up scene to introduce us to the uber charming Jamie.

Someone posted a comment a few days ago.... I think it was bobbyanna.... about studios continuing to run tv ads for movies already in theaters. Well I did see a L&OD ad this week during Glee, so at least Fox is still devoting a little energy to promoting it. Glee is good placement IMO.

It will be interesting to see if the Australia trip generates some good new stuff. Even if it doesn't, it's still great to watch Jake & Anne together. They really should work together again.

I'm not familiar with the Golden Satellites, but hey.... recognition for his acting is a good thing!

Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate!

Josie said...

The intro to Jaime was perfect so I love the 2nd still as well! That was one of my favorite part of the movie. The best part of course was Jaime and Maggie's love story.

There are parts of the movie that didn't work and that was frustrating for me because it could have een a great film with a better script.

But Jake and Anne made it worth it, they are magic on screen. I'm looking forward to the DVD coming out. I hope it doesn't disappoint and have a lot of cool stuff on it!

I never heard of the Golden Satellites either but congratulations to Jake and Anne and the same to Fincher and Bale win for the NBR awards! I remember when Jake won for BSA.

I love the pics of Anne in Gotham and her qoute about Jake, thanks Monica for the link and also for the US scans:)

mary said...

i saw 3 ads today for LOAD today so they are still actively promoting the movie hope it does better this week at the BO

bobbyanna said...

I saw a couple of ads for LAOD tonight, too, so I feel reassured. I'm glad they're still doing the TV ads.

I watched a full hour video The Hollywood Reporter actors' round table with Franco, Firth, Gosling,Ruffalo, Robert Duvall and Jesse Eisenberg. Interesting.

Jesse talked about doing 48 -50 takes of a scene. funny discussion about Fincher's methods,from Robert Duvall and Mark Ruffalo. too.

UltraViolet said...

I heard Ryan talked about being fired from The Lovely Bones. Interesting. The whole thing sounds good. Would love to see Jake do one someday.

Looks like Jake has been a busy man. I would love to see some pics of this. (Kate Winslet hosted a screening and there were pics.)

In the same room with Ryan Gossling, Jake gyllehal,Michelle Williams, marlon Waynes and CHEVY CHASE!!!!!
about 6 hours ago from SocialScope

Shadie1127 @kasiemba at a screecing jake Gyllenhal through for the movie" blue valentine"
about 6 hours ago in reply to kasiemba

jamiepatricof @BlueVmovie post caa screening hosted by jake gyllenhaal- tobey maguire, marlan wayans, chevy chase all here
about 4 hours ago

UltraViolet said...

Oh and bobbyanna, was mark ruffalo still kissing finches' ass over all the takes or was he honest?

Chica said...

I've seen commercials for LAOD here too, glad to see that Fox is still promoting it.

I want to see Blue Valentine, the buzz has been amazing. Jake mentioned at his Q&A in October that he wanted to work with Gosling and Michelle again.

bobbyanna said...

LOL! No, FL, Ruffalo was tactful, but he was definitely not ass-kissy.One incident he described spoke for itself, in terms of how "meticulous" and detail- obssessed Fincher is. James Franco was also very tactful in saying he would not work with Fincher.
I forgot what a hottie Colin Firth was :)

Here's the link. There are four clips. I think #3 is the one that's the whole hour of dicussion. Yes! I wish Jake would do this, and I wish he'd do Inside the Actors Studio, where the focus would be entirely on him.:)

(Adam Levine/Maroon 5 are covering a TS song tonite on some Country music TV show!)

Thanks for the tweets.

suvee said...

I'm off work today! But I need to get a lot of things taken care of, so it's really not a holiday.

Bobbyanna, I would so love to see Jake do Inside the Actor's Studio too.... an entire hour of him discussing his work would be wonderful. I'm not sure if it is still in production though.

(Totally agree about Colin Firth's hotness!)

(Adam Levine/Maroon 5 are covering a TS song tonite on some Country music TV show!)

According to People, after watching Maroon 5 perform her song at the taping of the show, Taylor made a point of going over to Adam L. to tell him, "That's so much cooler than the song I wrote!". :)

bobbyanna said...

Oops. I meant UV.

bobbyanna said...

It's still in production, suvee, just not as many episodes, I think. They're doing one with James Franco very soon. I think it airs sometime next week,and caused lots of excitement when it was shot.

The HR link also features the actresses in another roundtable, with some incredibly sexist questions.IMO. Bening, Kidman, Portman, Swank.(ugh!)Amy Adams comes across as very likeable, Helena Bonham Carter's pretty cool, too!

Anonymous said...

Kinda nice Maroon 5 is dong a Taylor song, since Adam and Jake are such good friends.

Get Real said...

FInally catching up...been a busy week....Happy Hanukkah!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Jake hosted the Blue Valentine event. I always think it is fantatsic when he is around other actors/directors and stuff. Plus I would love for him to work with Ryan and Michelle again.

Very nice that Jake was featured in the Variety Oscar article and nice of Gwyneth to comment. Like most here I thought her comments were pretty generic and would have liked someone who could really talk about him and his great performance.

I wish Jake all the best and lots of happiness with anyone he choses to be with like Taylor. It is his personal business. However, I just don't like seeing him be tabloid fodder and that always bothers me. I would rather he be talked about for his work not who he is dating.

Thanks to everyone for the updates...they are fantastic as usual!! :)

Btw, UV, re: GH. I DVR and fast forward a lot of it too. I used to watch all of it but I don't think the writing is as good as back in the day...sigh. I like Jax a lot too, just not with Brenda. :) I like him with Carly. I know you don't like Sonny but I am loving him with Brenda right now. Can't believe Luke is marrying Tracy?!?! Lots of talk of Laura coming back and I bet she crashes the wedding, lol.

I promise I will stop, although this could be topic I could talk about as much as Jake, LOL.

Anyway, back to Jake! I do hope he does one of those Oscar roundtables too. I think it would be so great.

UltraViolet said...

I'm a Jax and Carly fan, too, get real. Even though I wish we had original!Carly back (as Carly) but I can deal with this one. I guess I'd like to see Brenda with someone new. I just loathe Sonny. And I'm sick of Dante being on every day.

No info at all on last night's screening. Kind of disappointing. But I think it's wonderful that Jake hosted a screening of Michelle's movie.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the info, Bobbyanna. I'm surprised Gosling would come out and say he won't work for Fincher.

bobbyanna said...

I don't recall Ryan Gosling saying he wouldn't work for Fincher, UV, but Duvall was very direct about it.James Franco was more tactful, but definitely not on board with the "Fincher Method."

"...just don't like seeing him be tabloid fodder and that always bothers me."

I SO agree, Get real! I've developed a method for dealing with it. I don't buy or actually read tabloids. I generally ignore their allegations and inventions.:)...(unless a friend will call a specific item to my attention:))

IMO, once you get past the basic factual information,they're fiction with pictures.:) They're filled with imaginative scenarios, and unnamed sources, and they have a propensity for exaggeration that would make a politician blush.

In Jake's interviews with non-tabloid magazines, he's reflective and personal. He shares, but not about his love life. He's very discreet, private, and generic on that subject."Tabloid Jake" isn't "real" to me.

Anonymous said...

Pic of Jake with Michelle and Ryan

UltraViolet said...

Ahead of you anon - new post :)