Monday, March 28, 2011
It's Source Code premiere day in Hollywood. We will update the post tonight as photos and tweets come in.
Omg Craziness!!!! The yelling for Jake Gyllenhaal is nuts... "I wanna have your baby!" seems to be the general consensus among yellers...
But to get ready, we have Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan in a Moviefone Unscripted interview.
It's definitely not as much fun as the Brothers Unscripted, but Michelle gets a good question in for Jake:
Very interesting about the ear bud. And I think you can see that they have a good rapport.
Also while waiting, you can read some more Jake interviews. It feels like we've gotten better print interviews from SC than we did with L&OD. Here's one from the Hamilton Spectator:
“I have a relatively strange mind,” Gyllenhaal says. “Some strange things are going to come from it.”
While there has been the occasional payday, like “Prince of Persia” (“Even there I tried to throw in a little bit of something,” he countered), he’s also done “The Good Girl,” “Lovely & Amazing,” the grossly underappreciated “Zodiac” and, more recently, “Brothers,” the Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of the Susanne Bier’s Danish film.
“I loved that story and I loved that character,” he said. “In fact, I loved that character maybe more than any I’ve played; I’d like to bring him back in some kind of incarnation again ‘cause I just loved what he was struggling with.
“But yeah,” he added. “I think things work the best when I listen to my own instincts.
Roger Moore interviewed Jake for the Orlando Sentinel:
At 30, he’s a little young to be carrying Sinatra’s no-regrets “My Way” as an ethos. But that’s sort of who Gyllenhaal is. He makes no apologies for trying his hand at last summer’s flop, “Prince of Persia.” There’s no looking back longingly at ex-girlfriends (Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift, among them).
Revisit his two years at Columbia University for a clue about why that is.
“Every choice I’ve ever made is probably informed by my interest in Eastern religions and philosophies,” he says of his college courses. “’Source Code’ explores a ton of different philosophical ideas, that there is no real linearity to life, that time and space are flexible — all things that aren’t just about science but that concern religion and philosophy, particularly Buddhism.” ...
“What would you change if you had the chance? Not much. Not in my life. I’ve been blessed,” Gyllenhaal says.
“But what I learn from this movie is it’s not what you do, it’s how you respond. It’s not going out and never making a mistake. It’s how you respond afterwards. That determines who we are.
“The ultimate goal is to help others, not yourself.”
Another cast interview:
In case you missed it from the last post, a video of Jake onstage at the Harvard Westlake Film Festival.