Updated with more from the WSG on JG:
What did you observe firsthand about the way cops are regarded?
When you see two people entering a situation as first responders that they will have very little jurisdiction over after they leave that area, and then also they have no idea what they’re encountering before they even get there, I think you start to understand why, out of context, police officers at times have been given a bad rap. That’s not to say everybody’s always behaved well, I’m not saying that. But I am saying that in general, many of the police officers we worked with always joked that everybody loves firemen, and everybody dislikes the police. My opinion of it is that there is a huge stigma that comes with that uniform, whether you are watching it come towards you or whether you’re wearing it. I’ve had the privilege and opportunity of wearing it, and what I tried to do was spend five months on the street to try and take that stigma out of putting it on and having it feel like a batsuit. Every time I look into a cop car at this point, I see two beating hearts. Two human beings with a history.
They got the theme of our post!
Another Jake interview a bit of different flavor. The interview was done for MBC.net, "the first privately owned and independent Arabic satellite TV station in Saudi Arabia."
Update2: Ben Lyons interviewing Jake backstage:
The Wall Street Journal interviews Jake Gyllenhaal about going from movies to the stage:
How has the first month of your first New York stage show gone?
I feel like every night it's not only been a lesson creatively for me, but somehow, some way, just in my life. It's an interaction with an audience which always has a different personality every night, so there are the nights where you get lots of laughter, and there are nights where there's nothing. It becomes a lot less about reactions than really trying to tell the story as truthfully as possible. As a film actor, that's not always your job. Your job is to help the director and give him or her the best possible performance and interpretation, so that they can then tell the story. But in terms of a live performance, it's up to you and the rest of your cast to tell that story every night.
There's a lot of profanity in "End of Watch" and in the play. Do you find yourself dropping more curse words in your personal life?
I have found that at times. Sometimes, weirdly, particularly when you're doing a play, people say a line that sounds like a line you said in a play, and your response will be strangely similar, or the rhythm will be. I've done a lot of interviews recently and sometimes in those interviews, someone will use the same type of phrasing, or words that are connected in the same way that another character speaks to me in the play, and because I do it every night, so often, I'll throw in some curse words by mistake.
More End of Watch goodies. First up, Jake's arranged marriage:
More here, including some behind-the-scenes shots I hadn't seen before:
Stop me if you've heard this before, but Jake went on ridealongs :)