Jake on Regis:
And Good Morning America:
And The Daily Show:
"What a wonderful face to wake up to!"
That's a quote from Jake Gyllenhaal regarding a prop from Source Code. The discussion of it veers into spoiler territory, so I'm going to put it at the end of the post. Don't scroll all the way down if you don't want to be spoiled! Pictures of Jake leaving his hotel and at the Daily Show interspersed throughout the post.
The pillow talk comes from an interesting Independent interview. Jake talks about love and time and making movies.
In his private life, he's dated Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, followed by a brief fling with country singer Taylor Swift late last year, although he prefers to discuss love in the abstract offering instead. "What I believe about love is that, whether it's with your family, whether it's with somebody you fall in love with and have a relationship with, your partner or whatever, it's all about being seen. It's all about someone saying, 'I see you. I see who you are. I love who you are. I appreciate who you are'," says the actor whose status is currently single.
Having bonded with Ledger on Brokeback Mountain, he reflects on their experience working together without rose-coloured glasses, saying, "A lot of times, the most wonderful, interesting movies are not exactly fun to make. One of the hardest processes I went through – and I'd say that every actor would agree on this – and which wasn't a tonne of fun was Brokeback Mountain. Yet we loved each other on that movie so much that we are all still close and we will be for the rest of our lives. Also if that movie would have been successful or not, financially or whatever, there was still something special about it, even though it didn't feel good at the time.
"So in accepting this role, working with Duncan, I wasn't sure if it would be fun but I knew it was gonna be rad! There's a mystery about Duncan that is totally original."
It's not a post these days without a video. This is a fun look at Jake doing one of those roundtables. The video information says it was made yesterday, 3/30:
Also, Jake, Michelle and Vera talk to TV Guide. Vera and Michelle kind of gush about Jake.
Spoiler Alert! From the Independent story:
One of the perks – or pitfalls – of being an actor is that you never quite know what you'll be called upon to portray, thus it was with great consternation that Gyllenhaal peered upon the Source Code replica of himself, torso severed in half, his partially exposed brain hooked up to a computer with electrodes.
"It was pretty creepy to behold," he admits. "They had my eyes moving and my lips, it was quite freaky. The process of doing those things, making the cast and everything, is often even weirder than when you see the result of it because its so suffocating and strange.
"But I've never seen something that looked so much like me and I even took a picture of it with me with my thumb up and then got really paranoid because I didn't want anyone to like steal my phone and find my picture and be like 'that's the end of the source code!' The brilliance of the artistry of how they did it is what blew me away more than anything."
Asked what became of his life-like torso after filming, he quips. "It's now my pillow. I wake up every morning and go 'Aaah, what a wonderful face to wake up to!' "
that was just too funny/creepy not to post!
(Photos courtesy of Pablo Tomatis, Twitter and Faded Youth.)