Saturday, August 4, 2012
A look at the working relationship between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in this short article in Total Film, as well as a brief interview with Pena and End of Watch director, David Ayer.
"There was not much we had in common, except movies, says Pena, previously a screen cop in The Shield. "Jake grew up in Hollywood, his mum's a screenwriter, his dad's a director. My parents were farmers. I'm sure he really worked hard too, but I had to work hard just to get enough money to go to Hollywood."
"I was mortified. I'm like, 'These guys aren't clicking!'" laughs Ayer. "But then they were on the firing range, doing a very sophisticated firearms drill, where you're moving backwards, shooting past each other's head. Somewhere in the drill, the trust and rhythm kicked in and you just felt the air come back into the room."
The stumbling blocks, personality issues and imperfect elements that can be part of making a movie are fascinating.
End of Watch now has a Spotify playlist. Have a listen and let us know if it's badass or just bad.