Saturday, December 11, 2010

There's a beauty in whatever you are

Update with two new photos from the EW photoshoot:





The Love & Other Drugs promotion seems to be gearing up. The Daily Mail has a Jake Gyllenhaal interview that appears to be a mix of greatest hits and new answers. No new pics, though, so we'll sprinkle in more from Sydney.

My parents taught me to feel comfortable about my body. They told me there's a beauty in whatever you are. Also I feel it's very important to portray love and sex in the right way.



I used to go to the gym. I don't any more. I just like being active, breaking a sweat. If someone says, "Do you want to go and hike this mountain?", I'll just go and do it.

I don't have children, so I can still be selfish and say, "I'm going to go and be on my bike for three hours." I ride mostly Trek bicycles - a Madone. I ride in Manhattan. You usually get where you're going faster, but I've gone to many a big meeting sweating, with people thinking I'm a creepy person.




I rode L'Alpe d'Huez, which is one of the stages on the Tour de France, and that was a pretty intense climb, one of the best rides I've had in my life. And there's nothing more beautiful than riding through redwoods in Northern California, cutting in and out of thousand-year-old trees.

I definitely have an alpha-male aspect to me, because if I see someone up a long way ahead I always try to catch him; but mostly I just like the solitude. It's something my father instilled in me when I was a young boy. In the morning before school he would wake me up and we'd go on runs together. I still run - almost barefoot at the moment - just enjoying being physical, being active and being outside.




'Family is ultimately what I want. That's all that matters to me in the end.'
He also says that friendship is important. The untimely death of his Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger in 2008 affected him deeply.

'I do miss him...' Gyllenhaal stops mid-flow, looking emotional.




'There was an intimacy that we all shared on that film - I'd never experienced anything like it. It was just us by this river in Calgary for a month, in the middle of nowhere. There were no hotels to stay in, so we lived in trailers out there in the wilds. We would make coffee together in the morning, eat together and sometimes we'd ride horses to work. We were out there alone and all we had was each other.'





Apparently Source Code has an official site. The trailer's the only thing there yet, but we did get a new still from the movie, courtesy of IHJ:





(Sydney photos courtesy of Paul Cush Photography.)

48 comments:

Shondra said...

Oh, that first photo, I love the b&w and color contrast, stunning!

I'm so glad that we are still getting stuff from the LAOD press junket in Australia. A lot of the stuff in the interview I have heard beforeold but there are new snippets as you pointed out UV.

He has talked about filming BBM and what a magical time it was but I don't think I heard these quotes about ((((Heath))))

The man definately wants a family, I hope he gets his wish soon::))

I'm going to see LAOD again today and probably Black Swan or the Kings English tomorrow.

Thanks for the continuing coverage UV!!

suvee said...

Great post for a cold Saturday morning, UV. I really like the first Paul Cush photo. Very nice!

There were some interesting new bits in the Daily Mail piece. I had no idea he had been running since childhood..... wonder if he actually enjoyed it at the time? Most kids would not be happy at being dragged out of bed before school to go running with their dad. :)

Love the new bike pics..... he still manages to look sexy despite the helmet. Thanks for the heads up, Mary.

mary said...

lovely post UV love hearing him talk about BBM.

off to work now will catch up later

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post UV <3

bobbyanna said...

UV, thanks for brightening up my dreary morning with new wonderfulness! :)

UltraViolet said...

Happy to oblige, all. I like what that photographer did and managed to capture.

I'd never heard the running story, either. Good question about whether he actually enjoyed it. Depending on the age, he might have been just happy to have time with his dad.

I like hearing little glimpses into Jake's past. (Would love to hear more about that summer in France, e.g. And the flower girl!)

The Heath mention was poignant. "I miss jim" pretty well sums it up.

Let us know how the movies are, Shondra. Not sure about Black Swan, despite the praise. It looks way too over the top.

Just added two new ones from the EW shoot - clothed, but still nice.

UltraViolet said...

More from the elusive Glamour UK interview:

Jake Gyllenhaal knows he has an uncertain future as an actor and would like to move into writing his own scripts.

Jake Gyllenhaal wants to write his own films.

The 'Love & Other Drugs' star is concerned his acting career won't always be successful but already has a back-up plan prepared for when he gets older.

He said: "You're always wondering how long this will last. It's a piece of being an actor. There's always someone more talented or younger than you.

"But I also like to write. In years to come, I think that will expand. I won't just be scrapping for the next job. Maybe I'll create something for myself."

Get Real said...

Lovely, lovely post! Gorgeous pics and quotes.

A very wonderfully intimate interview about his family, Heath, BBM.

All the stuff from Australia was awesome. I adore the pic of Jake and Anne and that beautiful baby.

Great way to start a Saturday. :)

FL said...

"But I also like to write. In years to come, I think that will expand. I won't just be scrapping for the next job. Maybe I'll create something for myself."

What I like about Jake is how he always gives you an idea of what's about to happen with him under the guise of ~~sometime in the future~~, which may turn out to be quite soon in fact.

LOVE the pic of Jake dipping Anne.

Monica said...

The first picture is perfect. I love the mix of color and black and white! All other are great. Thanks, UV.

This is a great interview!

It was impossible not to come to tears when he said he misses Heath and when he shared some of their moments together in BBM.

bobbyanna said...

"What I like about Jake is how he always gives you an idea of what's about to happen with him under the guise of ~~sometime in the future~~, which may turn out to be quite soon in fact."

Oh, I hope so, FL!!! It has to be frustrating for someone with Jake's creative gifts to get boxed in by all the competitive crap that goes on. No surprise Jake wants more control of his work. He is showning an interest that goes way beyond his acting role, lately.

My oldest daughter's on her way to Tokyo, and I am being a worried, nervous mother today. It's in my job description. She'll be back on the 19th, then home for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

According to someone on Twitter Jake and Taylor are at the Chateau Marmont right now, don't know if it is true though.

Chica said...

I love what Cush did with that photo, very unique and beautiful.

I adore the pic of Jake dipping Anne, love them together!

Never heard about Jake running when he was younger with his Dad, that's why I love his interviews, with every re-hashed story you get bits and pieces of new stories. I love reading about him growing up.

It's hard reading about how much he misses Heath but I'm glad that he can open up and talk about him.

I was excited to read about his interest in writing and his desire to create scripts for himself. I wonder if he still has his production Co, Nine Stories?

See The Kings Speech Shondra, Colin Firth is incredible!

bobbyanna said...

I love the dipping picture, too! Wonder if there are more from that sequence. Wouldn't it be great if they video'd it? Like the Vanity Fair shoot long ago?

Is it just me, or is there something about him in the very first picture with the camel blazer and blue shirt. Maybe (!) I'm crazy, but he reminds me of Tyrone Power. Maybe it's the eyes, or the jawline. Or the almost smile. God, what an amazing face.

mary said...

thanks for the ew out takes gorgeous pics to come home to after a long day

UltraViolet said...

Did you get your car back, Mary?

Slow news day. Other than the Chateau Marmont sighting, no other tweets or exaggerated police reports!

I'd love to know what Jake is working on, if anything. Hope he's writing himself a good part

UltraViolet said...

Great video of Jake at the Variety screening for L&OD. He looks so handsome. And his response to the PoP comment is hilarious. We'd seen the "only if you beg" part before.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

What a wonderful post to wake up to, I was a bit under the weather and this helps!

Love all the quotes from the interviews and the pics are beautiful as always. I just can't get enough of Jake and Anne, please do another film together ASAP!

I really hope Jake decides to start writing scripts and even directing too.

Love that video UV, thanks!

Monica said...

New realize date for laod in Brazil. Will be on January 28!!
And we have a poster: Amor e Outras Drogas

Monica said...

What I like about Jake is how he always gives you an idea of what's about to happen with him under the guise of ~~sometime in the future~~, which may turn out to be quite soon in fact.

Perhaps he is already working on a project:
I’m also developing this film about Hans Christian Andersen. Not Danny Kaye’s ‘Hans Christian Andersen’ though that was one of my favorite movies as a kid. This is actually a musical and Stephen Schwartz is writing the music. It’s a dark, interesting tale of Hans, his stories and how he gets to meet his own characters. It’s all set to music. I really want to be in a musical but I want to reinvent the idea of what the musical is. There’s a way of doing it that can bring modernity to it as opposed to something we’ve already seen before.”

lawgoddess said...

Great post, with gorgeous pictures and thoughtful, reflective posts from Jake.

With his 30th birthday approaching, and my love for him coming up on five years old, I wish him all happiness and success in the future.

Sag Actor said...

Awards daily via The Gurus are predicting LAOD, Jake and Annie to get a GG nomination in the musical comedy catagory:

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2010/12/golden-globes-preview-for-major-categories/#more-32893

I remember Jake talking about the HCA musical. I thought it sounded interesting, I hope this is the next project he is working on.

Congratulations to Natalie Portman and James Franco for their NYFC Online Awards!

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the link, SAG. I hope Jake does get a nomination. Not that it makes up for the BBM snub, but it would be a nice nod.

Hope you're feeling better, OONP. Glad the post helped a bit :)

Monica, great news about the L&OD date being moved up. And thanks for the reminder about Jake's musical idea. I had forgotten all about that. Sounds risky but unique.

Lovely sentiments about Jake, LG. It's hard to believe it's been five years. I had a funny realization about BBM fans today. So many of them refuse to see Jake in any other role and imagine Jack Twist in everything he does, onscreen and off. And so many others don't even acknowledge anymore that Jake was an equal part of what made the movie so special.

It's nice to be with Jake fans who love what he did in BBM but are happy for him to have moved on professionally. And who can separate his real life from his reel life.

UltraViolet said...

Sightings of Jake on his bike in Venice and at Lamill today.

The Lamill tweeter said this later, but I don't know if she's referring to Jake:

Lamill Coffee - table for one - cute, nice guy and his adorably friendly dog who kept sitting by me. I think I let my husband walk away.

Way too close video of Jake on his motorcycle in L.A. It's creepy and unsettling to see how close they are.

suvee said...

It's nice to be with Jake fans who love what he did in BBM but are happy for him to have moved on professionally. And who can separate his real life from his reel life.

Well, it's great for us to have this online "home" that supports that viewpoint! :)

Just my 2¢, but I think it's a bit depressing that some people continue to hold Jake hostage to just one role (no matter how iconic and important that role was). It's unfair to him.... and they are missing out on the full Jake "experience".

Thanks for the link, SAG Actor. I'm optimistic that they both will get GG noms!

Tweety said...

I do see a bit of Tyrone Power in that pic Bobbyanna, but I think that Tyrone's eyebrows were more bushier than Jake's! But the pic is smoldering hot.

I love the b&w and color Cush photo, I like when photographers try something new.

Interesting old and new info in this interview, it's hard reading about Heath still and it has to be for Jake too.

I have my fingers crossed for Jake and Anne this week for the GG nominations!

That video makes me feel a bit anxious UV, I just hope Jake is careful on that bike.

The fans that can't seem to see Jake beyond the character of Jack Twist reminds me of the Elijah Wood fans that couldn't see beyond Frodo/LOTR. In both cases it's a shame because as you say UV, they are missing out on so much.

I'm not sure about the musical version of Hans Christian Anderson, but I would love if Jake became interested more in the behind the scenes workings of making movies.

Monica said...

Thanks, Sag Actor.
New poster FYC: L&OD

Congratulations to Natalie Portman and James Franco for their NYFC Online Awards!
awwwwwwwww
UV, you read that James said he plans to return to GH?

I just saw I Am Love with another extraordinary performance of Tilda Swinton. The movie is very good. And there's a beautiful sex scene (almost explicit) in the film.

bobbyanna said...

"It's nice to be with Jake fans who love what he did in BBM but are happy for him to have moved on professionally. And who can separate his real life from his reel life."

Well said. I can't believe it's been five years since BBM came out! I agree suvee, it's great to have a place to share our appreciation for him!:)

OONP feel better!
God, I hope they both get nominations! THanks monica.

Hate thinking about Jake riding his bike thru the Hollywood Hills and having to deal with paparazzi chasing him. Hate it.

I have no power!!! Since 2 PM today. Snow storm.
I'm camped out at my brother's house until tomorrow. :(

mary said...

yes UV i finally got my car back last friday after it cost me 3100 to fix it good thing i have a 3800 credit limit with good years the guy said it should last me a couple more years i sure hope so i dont want a car payment for awhile

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/gwyneth-paltrow-makes-dinner-for-taylor-and-jake-20101012

UltraViolet said...

Hello, Leonor! I've seen that linked a lot. I guess I have to reluctantly acknowledge that Jake and Gwyneth are friends :)

Good to hear about the car, Mary. Except for the bill. Good luck with it. I hope it keeps trucking.

Well, it's great for us to have this online "home" that supports that viewpoint!

Nuestra casa es su casa :)

Just my 2¢, but I think it's a bit depressing that some people continue to hold Jake hostage to just one role (no matter how iconic and important that role was). It's unfair to him.... and they are missing out on the full Jake "experience".

It's so depressing and baffling. There are people who post about how Jake hasn't done anything good since BBM and then admit they haven't seen his movies. And others who just won't ever allow him to be anyone else and always say, "Oh, I see Jack Twist in this scene."

I totally get not being as much of a fan of someone as you once were. What I don't understand is hanging on to carp and moan and whine.

Okay, I'll stop doing the same...

Tweety, I'm a little iffy on the whole Hans CA thing myself. But who knows what they could do with it.

Thanks for the poster link, Monica. They should have hired me to find the best quotes for Jake. And to choose a better photo.

And yes, I know Franco is coming back to GH. I sick of him and by then, it will be worse, because it's around Oscar time.

It drove me crazy to watch all those Australian videos where Anne was asked about the Oscars while Jake sat there. One article even had Jake's name as the co-host!

Bobbyanna, what a drag! I hope your power is restored soon. Glad you have someplace warm to huddle.

UltraViolet said...

Morning, all! Another Jake sighting with Atticus yesterday (on Facebook). And someone on Twitter saw him last night at Loteria Grill.

An interesting article on Selma Blair, who talks about books she loves:

The Hellboy II star loves being given new books to read and carries the copy of J.D. Salinger’s ‘Nine Stories’ given to her by Jake Gyllenhaal everywhere.

Speaking about the book, she told Britain’s Elle magazine: “Jake Gyllenhaal gave it to me many years ago because it's one his favourites, and in exchange I gave him a copy of 'Till We Have Faces'.

“I got this book maybe nine years ago, but I still carry it in whatever bag I have. It reminds me of the friendship I once had with Jake and these amazing stories by this author that I love.”

bobbyanna said...

I have power!!! My internet connection comes and goes.

Whoa, Selma Blair!! Great to hear stories about how Jake really connects with people.

Extra said...

Great news Bobyanna! it's a real mess where you are at.

I forgot about the GG nomination, they will be announced tomorrow morning, I have my fingers crossed for Anne and Jake.

Atti sightings!! We haven't seen him in ages so it's good to read about the sightings.

Love all the photos posted and the interview, thanks!

This FYC is a little better than the first, but it still is a bit dull IMO.

It's amazing that Selma still carries that book around with her after nine years, Jake does have that effect on people which is nice to hear. And speaking of Nine stories I hope Jake follows through with developing projects of his own.

UltraViolet said...

Yay for power, Bobbyanna!

Speaking of awful posters... look at the UK L&OD poster.

Jakes hair looks awful and Anne looks worse!

Interesting that Selma referred to her friendship with Jake in the past tense. That happens, of course. But it's sweet that she still carries the book.

Another twitter spotting of Jake today at Lamill.

FL said...

Explain to me again why they needed to create a new poster? Where they cross Anne's eyes and give Jake a flat-top? Horrible horrible poster.

mary said...

glad to hear that jake back to his CZ places here in LA

Monica said...

And yes, I know Franco is coming back to GH. I sick of him and by then, it will be worse, because it's around Oscar time.

He wants you to fall in love with him!

Jakes hair looks awful and Anne looks worse!
Agree! hahaha

Thanks for the info about Selma Blair.

She is so pretty and cute: Matilda

Lola said...

Oh jeez, that poster looks awful. I love the selma blair story. Did they use to date? Or was that just a rumor. I saw those photos of Michelle, Matilda,Busy, and birdy that were taking yesterday. It said they were at lamill and wasn't Jake there yesterday, i wonder if they met up? The glamour artical is great i love hearing these new little pieces of his past.

Anonymous said...

Selma was in "Highway" with Jake.

Chica said...

That UK poster for LAOD deserves a what the shit?? Why couldn't they just use the US poster???

Matilda is a cutie Monica!!

Chica said...

That UK poster for LAOD deserves a what the shit?? Why couldn't they just use the US poster???

Matilda is a cutie Monica!!

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the pictures monica!!!
What a sweetheart. I love how grown up Matilda is, carrying the flowers. :)

That damned poster is grotesque! How unnecessary.

(It's seriously cold outside. Now I know what "bone-chilling" really means!)

Monica said...

French Poster: L&OD

Jake in LA: IHJ

Michelle Williams won The San Francisco Critics Circle Award for Best Actress!!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Jake and Anne both nominated for GG.

mary said...

im so happy for jake and anne too bad the movie it self didnt get a nomination

Extra said...

Congratulations to Jake and Annie!! Also to Michelle and Ryan for BV and Natalie for BS!!

But how the hell did The Tourist get a nomination? Is that crap a comedy? And Depp 2 nominations for AIW and The Tourist?

UltraViolet said...

Yay! No snub. Except for the movie, damn.

New post.