Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

With clothes or without?

A couple of photo collections from Love & Other Drugs gives you the choice: Do you like Jake Gyllenhaal better with clothes or without? (And soon, you can get the DVD and ponder in your own home.)

No need to choose, really. You might want to spend some time making a decision. There are many more sans clothes here.

For more clothed beauty, some L&OD promotional stills. Thanks to Monica for the link! There are many more there.

Have fun :)

There are some fun new interviews floating around. In this one, from Brazil, Jake is asked about the perils of being famous and in love:

Is it (love) even scarier for famous people, because their relationships are the target of the media?

Love does not discriminate against anyone. It's crazy to think it's harder for actors to find the right person and make love last. It's tricky for everyone. For me it was always scary to say "I love you" but I am certainly not the first man to say that.

Did all the news about your relationship with Reese Witherspoon hinder you? (They separated last year.)

I felt all the media on us (laughs). The tabloids gave the impression of following our every step. Should I thank them for so much attention?

And now? The paparazzi are chasing you and Taylor Swift (singer whom he was dating since October)?

All I can say I'm living one day at a time.

Did the fact that your family is also in showbiz prepare you for what lay ahead?

The way you talk, it seems that I am a soldier going to war (laughs). Look right around us. We are a luxury hotel. Life is not so bad.

And what is Jake's favorite food? Maybe it's because he's talking to a German publication, but he says it's sausages.

Gyllenhaal: I love white sausage. That is my favourite meal.

Sp: White sausage?

Gyllenhaal: If I travel somewhere, for leisure or a press tour, all the same - I always find a shop or restaurant that has the best white sausage in the city and return then many times. I love German food. Fried sausage, support sausage, crack sausage. But most of all I like white sausage. I don't know why. Could be because of my ancestors?

Sp: The Gyllenhaals originally comes from Northern Europe.

Gyllenhaal: On the paternal side they come from Sweden, maternal side from Russia and Poland. I think that certain tastes are passed on in the DNA. If I eat white sausage or sauerkraut, then the taste feels different from something that I grew up with, like Snickers. I can't describe it. But it goes very deep.

Sp: Have you ever tried yellow sausage?

Gyllenhaal: No. What is yellow sausage? Is it yellow?

Sp: The casing. Some sausage connoisseurs say the yellow sausage is the mother of all sausages, because it has such a fine taste.

Gyllenhaal: How is it seasoned?

Sp: Google says: white pepper, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and lemon.

Gyllenhaal: I must procure myself a yellow sausage immediately.

Sp: Can an experience shape a taste?

Gyllenhaal: I believe, experiences can make a taste stronger. I was once I on a date, and we both ate only one salad. But I was so in love with the girl that I thought: That is the best salad I've ever had. I projected all my feelings for the girl on this simple salad.

This line cracks me up: I must procure myself a yellow sausage immediately.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Go to the Source

Looks like the publicity campaign for Source Code is gearing up. Director Duncan Jones spoke with several online journalists about the film and working with Jake Gyllenhaal. Meanwhile, Love & Other Drugs continues to open internationally, leading to more articles and new photos, like these found in this Danish source.

In contrast to his twittering, Jones was enthusiastic in his outlook for the film and its star:

Why did you go with Source Code? You were juggling a lot of potential projects at the time, and you ended up choosing this one. What was it about Source Code that brought you in?

The main reason I did it is that I wanted the opportunity to work with Jake Gyllenhaal. Like Sam Rockwell I think he’s one of those actors who is incredibly talented at who at the time – since then he’s done Prince of Persia and that – but at the time I thought he was a leading man who was funny and smart and handsome and had the talent to pull off any part. I had a chance to meet with Jake and at that time I was, as I usually am, I was trying to convince him to do one of my crazy projects, and he said “You know what, I’d like you to come on this film that I’m working on right now,” which was Source Code. I read it and thought it was really good and it would give me a chance to work with Jake on his turf, and hopefully if I do a good job and he enjoyed the process I can grab him to come and work on one of my films today.

Collider has a transcript of a group interview with Jones, as well as a video.

Question: What got you interested in this project?

Duncan Jones: There was a couple of things. We had just finished Moon. I wanted to have the opportunity to sort of work out what it’s actually like to work on…not so much a Hollywood film, because this is not a studio film, per se, but I wanted to understand what it was like to work over here and through more of the system. Stewart and I, who’s my producer, we sort of did Moon all ourselves, and it was very much our project. We controlled everything. We made all of the decisions. And I wanted to sort of go through the process over here a little bit and have the chance to work with, you know…Jake was a huge draw to me because I’m a big fan of his. I think he’s a terrific actor. Also ridiculously handsome in a very hetero way, but he’s a good looking guy, and he’s a leading man, you know. He’s a leading guy and I wanted to sort of work with him. I thought it would be really exciting.

Question: It’s weird, because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film with this kind of plot before, other than like, say, Groundhog Day. But Groundhog Day is nothing like this film.

Duncan Jones: Although there is more comedy in this than you might expect. There’s more humor in it. [laughs] But there’s also Jake, who is a funny guy. If you ask him to sort of let loose and be himself, he is a bit nutty in a really fun way. So rather than let the film get too dark, which was always a concern when we were, again, looking at the script, I wanted to make sure that we could bring the levity to it. Because I think it helps drama. I think drama is more effective when there’s levity there as well. You get that dichotomy.

Question: I’m curious if you could talk a little bit about the…After Moon there’s a lot of buzz on you because the movie is fucking great. I’m curious, was there a lot of debate over which project am I going to do as my follow-up? Like, did you feel that sort of pressure?

Duncan Jones: Yeah, absolutely. I mean I was very fortunate Source Code was as strong a script as it was. I was given a few things. There were some really interesting projects out there. Then there were some offers for some things which were maybe not so interesting, like the obvious, “If I want to do a studio film, go make this.” And I wasn’t ready…I didn’t want to do that. But Source Code kind of came out at the right time. We hadn’t really received as much of the critical acclaim for Moon at the time that I signed onto Source Code, so I was a little bit nervous. I wanted to make sure that I was going to get the chance to make another film. But Jake came along and we had a meeting, and I got on really well with him. It was kind of like with Sam. When I met up with Sam Rockwell, it almost didn’t matter what the project was, I just wanted the chance to work with Sam. And I wrote Moon because I wanted to work with Sam.

And with Jake it was sort of similar. When we met and I got on so well with him…and I know that he was really interested in working with some different kinds of directors. I mean he had just come off of Prince of Persia. I think it was a very different experience than what he had on Source Code. And I think the two of us kind of bonded and knew that we could have a lot of fun. I could kind of open things up to him to allow him to experiment and to try things that maybe he wouldn’t get to try on other films. I think that relationship between us was really built on trust and the fact that we wanted to work together. So Source Code is a script, it was almost just…We were just lucky that the script was as good as it was, because if it hadn’t been, we would have still wanted to work together and we would have done any other project. But Source Code was the one we did.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Globe Trotting

More tidbits and gems from Jake Gyllenhaal's appearance at Sunday's Golden Globe awards, before during and after. I was happy to see a picture of Jake and Anne Hathaway. After so much togetherness on the Love & Other Drugs tour, it was odd not to see them together.

The best thing about the Golden Globes is seeing the stars chatting and interacting during the breaks. Here, Christian Bale regales Anne, Jake and Jenny Lewis with what looks like a tall tale:

Jake with Tom Hanks:

And Rita Wilson:

The Prince and the Pirate:

Jake told Extra that he likes to meet his fellow celebs:

“I think it’s just fun to be around the people that you respect. Even if you’re in the business, you hear people’s names but don’t necessarily get to interact and see them as real people. Someone said to me the other day, ‘You're really funny. I didn’t know you were funny’ and I asked ‘What did you think of me?’ They said ‘I thought you were kind of a jerk.’ I was like ‘Oh wow, well, you should get to know me. I’m actually a little funny.’ You never know who people are until you meet them.”

At the table with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jenny Lewis:

Jake and Christopher Nolan:

Jake enjoyed the after-party scene. Here's Jake with Jenny, Jeremy Renner, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Williams, waiting for their cars outside the Sunset Tower hotel:

And here's a brief glimpse of Jake on his way to the awards.He hasn't donned his tux jacket yet:

A few more photos:

(Some photos courtesy of IHJ. Inside Golden Globes photos courtesy of ET Online.)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globe Morning Edition

All the champagne has popped and the trophies presented. To begin the week, some videos of Jake Gyllenhaal attending last night's Golden Globes in Los Angeles. As always, Jake gives good interview.

Jake loves alliteration:

Hope we'll see more, since Mr. Horowitz proclaimed Jake one of his favorite interviews of the night. Also, it's criminal that Jake does not have an answer to "What are you working on next?"!

Jake on the NBC pre-show, explaining the wonder of facial hair:

Here's Jake with Ryan Seacrest, the world's worst interviewer:

Even better, here are Jake and Jason Segel enjoying a high school reunion, complete with manly hug and high-five:

Jake tries to do a GG promo:

Jake with Matt Damon at the Weinstein/Relativity party.

Maybe Matt's pitching a project!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Party time: Golden Globes night

As we wait to see if Jake Gyllenhaal gets the nod for lead actor in a comedy or musical at the Golden Globes, let's see some GG action past. Will update with photos and news as it comes in:

Jake and Kirsten at a Golden Globes party, 2003:

Jake presenting at the 2009 Golden Globes:

Jake at a GG after party in 2005:

Jake at the 2011 Golden Globe awards:

Jake arriving at the Golden Globes. With Jenny Lewis:

Art of the Party

We'll do a full Golden Globes post later today. But Jake Gyllenhaal warmed up for Sunday's awards by attending the Art of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles Saturday night. He was photographed with Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh (above) and actress Camilla Belle below.

Resisting urge to caption this...

Earlier in the day, Jake was seen at Comme Ca with his manager:

There's a brief video on X17.

In case you missed it, a cool fan-made poster for Source Code:

Duncan Jones even managed to muster up some enthusiasm for it, so you know it's not bad!