Jake Gyllenhaal spoke to students at LaGuardia Arts, a New York City public high school specializing in performing arts. No photos have made it out yet. But a few students did post about the experience. (Random photos interspersed to keep your attention.)
so jake gyllenhaal came to my school today...
he came to talk to the drama majors,but me and my friend really wanted to see him, but we are art majors. so we went to the basements, and were like behind the stage where he was, but some random kind man was like “just go upstairs to the theater”, so we did.
we are standing outside the doors,with one opened only a crack so we could see through and take pictures and shit. then the door opens and the principal (who ive seen 3 times on 4 years!) just happens to come out! but she was cool, and was like “go in, sit in the back,and be quiet” so we did.
he was so marvellous. he had on green cargo pants, with a hole above the knee, and a white t-shirt. his stuffed bookbag was on the floor next to him. on his little table there was a full, un-opened jug of orange juice. he answered questions, and made jokes and told all these wonderful little anecdotes about actors he knows. oh, he was just too good.
also he said his only goal in acting was for people to be able to pronounce “gyllenhaal” correctly.
So...I met Jake Gyllenhaal today.
It was quite an experience. He came to my school to talk to the Senior Drama Majors. Lucky for me, I just so happen to be one. He was SO incredible. He was so funny and so insightful and so down-to-earth and just so KL;ASDFJ;LKCAS;JKLJKL;S;ADSF! He talked a lot about his work and the choices he’s made and gave us tons of advice for the future. Also, as Brokeback Mountain is one of my favorite movies of all time, I FREAKED whenever he talked about it. I feel that my obsession with that movie is even more complete now! I also got picked on to ask him a question, so I asked him about what it was like working with actors he had previously worked with or known (i.e. Anne Hathaway, Maggie Gyllenhaal). He said it was really difficult to try and shut out his feelings and ideas of the other actor, but regardless he always had immense respect for them and try to give it all he could. He also added that Anne Hathaway came to her Brokeback Mountain audition in her Princess Diaries gown (she had been shooting earlier that day)! He shared lots of little things like that. I just can’t get over how amazing it all was.
However, over the course of the 2 hours he was there, I did have a bit of a difficult time ignoring the overwhelming desire to take him home with me and love him forever.
Anytime you’re ready, Jake.
Also, just btw, I met Jake Gyllenhaal today with my drama class at LaG. He came to speak to us and answer questions. He was down-to-earth, funny, and generally awesome and I loved him as much as I thought I would. He is a beautiful human being and I told him so and I got to shake his hand.
It was amazing.
Jake Gyllenhaal came to my school today ! I jumped on his back for a photo
That happens to Jake a lot.
(Thanks to the tumblr posters who reported on the experience.)