Friday, September 14, 2012
As the End of Watch promotion continues,* we have more videos from Toronto. First up, snippets from an interview posted on Getty interspersed with snippets from a nice interview with Jake Gyllenhaal:
Toronto E o W by GyllenBabble
I am interested in anything that has a heart to it. To me, it's about variation always. That's what turns me on. I don't know if I am looking for anything specific, I am looking to work with great artists -- people who are committed and disciplined and ready to put in hard work, because that's what I am ready to do. Inevitably, after you do one kind of movie, everybody starts thinking you should play this kind of role, the role you played in the last one. For such a creative environment, there's not a whole lot of creativity in that.
It seems sort of silly too, because isn't that the point of acting? Having the ability to play different types of roles?
Well it should be, but I don't know if the craft is what's important to the business, you know [laughs]? I think there are other elements. I just think it's about the community and the family you make when you make the movie, and the collaboration and being able to support each other and cheer each other on and have no ego about it. And sometimes that's rare to find.
How close were you to being cast as Spider-Man and Batman?
My whole thing with that is, I think that in passing, once actors get roles it's their role. To talk about it in any other context is strange. Though I totally understand the interest. It feels like when you talk about a movie that somebody else has done and it's their role and it's the character that they created, then you're glomming on to the character without having any justification or any legitimacy to doing that. Do you know what I mean? It's theirs. I mean it's fascinating, particularly for fans of those movies, but I was never apart of those movies, so it's hard for me to talk about them.
You mentioned the films you're most proud. Which ones are those?
It's funny, I see movies as representations of a period of time in my life -- who I was, who I wasn't -- so it's hard to pick a favorite or ones that are favorites because they were these experiences that have been in my life since I was 15 years old. There are times that I've had that have been amazing, like when I made "Jarhead," it was an incredible experience. It was such an honor to be working with that caliber of director and to be surrounded by those types of people. But I am blessed to say that about a number of movies that I've been involved in. I look around my surroundings when I make a movie and I go Wow, how did I land up here with all these people?
Here's an interview with all the cast members. Some fun stuff:
CTV - Scroll to 21:35:
End of Watch featurette:
NBC's Today Show:
106 & Park on BET 6:00 PM