Monday, November 5, 2012

Good standing

IHJ has posted a couple of good Jake interviews: Esquire Singapore, where we find out Jake couldn't attend a good friend's wedding because he was doing EoW promotion. In Total Film, Jake and Michael Pena banter like their characters. And stand:

JG: We're gonna stand for this...
MP: I'm serious, dude.
JG (to MP): How about I answer his question and then you punch me.
MP: How about let's just do the talking thing.
JG: Cool. (To Total Film) Dude, we are standing. ...

TF: It's become lore that you two didn't gel at first.
MP: That was mainly me. Jake's a really open dude, and it took me a while to open up and get comfortable. It's Hollywood, man, and it was tough for me to let my guard down. But when it happened, we were able to really communicate and not give each other PR-y stuff. It was the real deal.
JG: Me being open can create a skepticism, like "Is he for real?" But it was also about coming from different backgrounds. On ride[alongs, I'd be like, "Let's go through the door." And he'd be like, "Ah, not a great idea." [Laughs] But eventually out-of-sync rhythm became totally in sync.
MG: N-Sync ...

(Discussion about how Jake didn't really mind shaving his head, despite David Ayer's story to the contrary. And how DA would use vitriol and insults to motivate them.

JG: I'd go get a hamburger and a latte.
MP: I was literally eating grass and rocks.
JG: You were trying to shed some weight.
MP: Remember, dude, with your Pinkberry, when you were like, "Mmmm. Oh my god, it's so good! Mike, you want some?"
JG: Then I said, "You wanna to go for a run later?"
MP: I was like, "How can you be eating that?" And he was like, "I'm ripped." Something along those lines...
JG: Apparently I said a lot of things. Like I didn't want to cut my hair.

I would love to have seen a video of this interview! Or more videos of the two guys together. Maybe we'll get some of that if Michael gets to do more promotion with Jake.

Oh, and don't miss Empire, where Michael lists more things "White People Like." There are apparently 134. First is coffee.

JG sighs. "They like other things, too, Mike."
MP: "Yeah, they like The Wire. Ugly sweater parties. Whole foods. Being offended. TED talks...
JG rolls his eyes. "This is what it was like in the car.

We do have a couple of video interviews. This first one is kind of an outtake from another video we've already seen.

In this one (sorry for the auto-play), Jake wants it on the record that he didn't film the shaky parts:

Jake with actor Dante Brown at the party for Won't Back Down:

Apparently, Jake found his Red Sox hat. Must have been lost in the move...
Brian and Janet scenes from EoW. Serious spoilers:

can you live without her? from Maddie on Vimeo.


Viv said...

Aww...Jake and Michale are really cute together.XD

I watched Tower Heist on tv recently.Pena is pretty funny in it.:)

Anonymous said...

i watched Tower Heist last night on TV, Pena is the funnest!


Scott said...

Eow was #3 in Australia in its opening weekend,

UltraViolet said...

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Final Push: Springsteen, Hamm, Gyllenhaal, Jay-Z Deployed to Support Obama

Some play tweets/posts. The first is from a few weeks ago but I don't think I ever posted it. I did post the photo:

Seeing Jake live on stage was very exciting and as expected delivered his character exceptionally well. The stage and props were really cool with the use of water flooding the whole stage at one point! A very unique and serious play – totally different to the mood of Broadway musicals! When finished we anxiously waited for Jake to come out and sign our playbills. We were very awestruck seeing him that close in the flesh, that beard, his eyes and his smile and all. Ahhhh dreamy… Highlight of Fi’s holiday so far.

Wow "If There Is, I Haven't Found It" the play blew my mind #Sandy #climatechange #jakegyllenhaal/RTC_NYC adding water to the set of the masterpiece "If There Is I Havent Found It Yet" & beautifully executed content left us breathless!!

Saw @RTC_NYC's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET yday. Adult content & very dark, but incredible show! Jake Gyllenhaal is super impressive!

UltraViolet said...

Haven't seen Tower Heist. Will have to check it out.

I don't know if those numbers are good or bad for Australia, Scott. Hopefully, it will have good legs.

Rachel said...

Final Push: Springsteen, Hamm, Gyllenhaal, Jay-Z Deployed to Support Obama

The actual headline at the link doesn't have the Gyllenhaal name listed any longer. Interesting.

UltraViolet said...

THR changes its headlines a lot. Not sure what's up with that. It's a shame Jake didn't speak out when that idiotic twitter incident happened, but I'm happy to see he is supporting Obama publicly, if this and the donation are accurate.

Speaking of that twit, he's back. I can't believe twitter didn't suspend that account permanently. And the fake endorsement tweet is there, too. Ugh!

bobbyanna said...

That's so discouraging to know FakeJake is back! Ugh! Hopefully not for long.

JustJared also had something about both Jake & Maggie campaigning today for Obama, UV!

bobbyanna said...

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I am going to be SO GLAD when this election is over. Except for one thing:

I will miss all the e-mails I've been getting from Robert Redford. (sigh.) ; )

( I also got a robocall from Clint Eastwood that I'd like to forget!LOL!)

Mary said...

I'll be glad too Bobbyanna so tired of all those flyers in my mailbox

UltraViolet said...

Did we know that Kate Upton went to see If There Is?

I tried to suppress it for a while, but man oh man do I have a lady boner for Kate Upton.

I saw her at Jake Gyllenhaal's play. Obviously didn't know who she was. #waste

Added a video of all of the Jake/Anna Kendrick scenes from End of Watch. The quality is terrible, and it will probably be taken down soon. But it was fun to revisit. Serious (and fun) spoilers, so beware.

UltraViolet said...

One more dawn, one more day. One day more!

Let's hope the good guys win, unlike in Les Miserables.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Brodie ‏@jennbossbrodie

Incase any of you were wondering what jake gyllenhaal was doing tonight, he was eating at montanas #socool #bestnightever

Anonymous said...

I saw that one too, but she works at a restaurant chain in Canada where she lives, its called Montana's and her earlier post she said he was a Jake look alike.

Monica said...

StudiocanalUK ‏@StudiocanalUK
Follow & RT to win tickets to see Jake Gyllenhaal LIVE on @TheGNShow talk about his new movie #EndofWatch (out Nov 23). …

Chica said...

Luv the pic with Jake and Dante, what a cutie!!


Scott said...

Tatum CHanning rumored Sexiest Man Alive this year? I'm ok with that except we all know it's Jake.

UltraViolet said...

Long lines, great spirit at the polling station. Fingers crossed for Obama, Warren and medical marijuana!

Apparently Jake is going to be on The Buckethead Show at 11:10. You can listen here. So far, it's painful listening...

UltraViolet said...

He's also on the Stephanie Miller show, streaming on lots of sites. Same time, lol.

UltraViolet said...

Finally, he said he is an Obama supporter.

Anonymous said...

Kristen Rahn ‏@Kristen_Rahn

I RARELY get excited over guests but when I get to talk to Jake Gyllenhaal, you can hear me blush through the radio! He said I was Nice :)

bobbyanna said...

Dang! Just caught the tail end of the Orlando FLA chat. Guess he thinks Jake's "A really good guy!" LOL! Hope there will be a chance to hear the full

UV, I'm pulling for Elizabeth Warren! I think she's going to be fine. So is POTUS!! It's close than I'm comfortable with, but I feel good about it! Sascha & Malia won't have to change schools again!

Didn't know about your medical marajuana initiative, but I hope it passes.

UltraViolet said...

That was a fun interview, though it was painful that Jake wouldn't just come out and say his viewpoint at first.

Also, they think he has a twitter account after all of that nonsense. I can't believe his people, the single most ineffective PR team in the business, haven't told him just to say: I don't have a twitter account.

Oh, wait, I can believe they haven't counseled him to say that.

UltraViolet said...

The show hosts were funny about Kirsten being nicer to/about Jake than normal guests. And Jake apparently made her day by telling them they had a "good girl" there.

UltraViolet said...

I only caught the tail end of him on the Stephanie Miller Show, but someone else tweeted this:

Jake Gyllenhaal is on @SMShow even his voice i dreamy *sigh* -I mean- he is doing a great job as an Obama Surrogate. @Obama2012 @current

Scott said...

"That was a fun interview, though it was painful that Jake wouldn't just come out and say his viewpoint at first."

In his defense I like that Jake does not treat politics like George Clooney does, sometimes I think that George is running for office himself. I can't stand George when he's in that mode. I think Jake does not want to come off as trying to be more political enlighten because he's an actor.

UltraViolet said...

That's fine, if you're doing an interview for a movie promotion. But he was on to talk about voting, and he's doing it with liberal outlets. And there has been confusion over whom he supports.

Just say you're voting for Obama! It's not that hard. It was more awkward for him to talk around it.

UltraViolet said...

Seems like he's doing a bunch of interviews. Wish we had a list.

Scott said...

Ok UV, I volunteer to go spank him for ya. Really it's not a problem for me to do that for you.

UltraViolet said...

Posted a better version of the twitter outtakes of that interview. You can better see the twitter questions that weren't asked.

Speaking of that, the DJs on the bucket head Show mentioned before the commercial that they weren't going to ask Jake about Taylor Swift songs or something else, I can't remember what. So I think they got instructions not to veer too off topic. But they did get a little variety in the call, which was nice.

Busy day for Jake:

you just missed jake gyllenhal at soul and a room full of mums and bschool students?! Haha #starpower
10:33 AM - 6 Nov 12 ·

boooo I wish I was there! That would have been my second jake sighting! Let's go next week!

Also, let me say that I applaud Jake for getting out there and doing something. My frustration is based more on the fact that he didn't correct the record right away when the whole twitter thing happened.

But he is taking part in democracy and urging others to do so, as well. So in that spirit: Get out there and vote, people!

Anonymous said...

THE BS ‏@BucketheadShow
thx Jack Bradshaw for hooking up Jake Gyllenhaal for the show. Jake was good people

UltraViolet said...

Video of the radio here. Only 1 minute and 49 seconds, though.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I will have to catch up with all the interviews later, thanks so much UV you are the best!

I'm glad he has finally said that he is supporting Obama even though I knew he did, it was still great to have it confirmed.

Jake really isn't that open politically which is a surprise considering who his parents are.

I'm a bit nervous but excited as well regarding this election, lot's at stake today so go out and vote and make your voices heard!

Monica said...

Kristen Rahn
4 hours ago via Twitter
I RARELY get excited over guests but when I get to talk to Jake Gyllenhaal, you can hear me blush through the radio! He said I was Nice :)

UltraViolet said...

If you missed the Buckethead interview, you can listen here.

Day Two of fake Jake back on twitter. He just figured out that he's back.

Jake's GyllenBabble answer is infuriating.

bobbyanna said...

"Jake's GyllenBabble answer is infuriating."

yes it was.

Scott said...

"Jake's GyllenBabble answer is infuriating"

What did Jake say? I don't want to listen if it upsetting.

UltraViolet said...

Oh, he just didn't come out and say, "No, I don't have a twitter and yes, it was a pain that that idiot impersonated me." He said something incomprehensible about a lot of people saying a lot of things, and it is what it is. Honestly, it made no sense.

It's only infuriating in that you can't point to a clear, concise quote from him saying: That was not me. I do not tweet.

Scott said...

"He said something incomprehensible about a lot of people saying a lot of things, and it is what it is. Honestly, it made no sense."

I listen and yes it could be gyllenbabble but I think he was trying to get the point across that alot of people have been saying fake or false things about him lately not just the fake twitter guy. It useless to get upset about them or to keep defending yourself. I think the news outlets pretty much let it be known the account was fake. I get the feeling if he came out and said again he has no twitter account some people still would not believe him.

Scott said...

I can not take this. It's torture, if that man wins I think I will boycott work tomorrow.

bobbyanna said...

YaaaY! Elizabeth Warren has defeated Scott Brown in MA, & Connelly has defeated Mourdock in Indiana!!!! Two big wins!

bobbyanna said...

Sorry, I meant Donnelly not Connelly.

Monica said...

Yay Obama!!

Congratulations to all!

Anonymous said...



Scott said...

Big Bird can go to work tomorrow and in 2013.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Obama won!

I am SO happy.


Office of Nancy Pelosi said...


UltraViolet said...

Yes! Thank goodness, we can sleep easily tonight. And now we can finally just sleep. It was a long wait for the speeches.

Great job, Mr. President.

bobbyanna said...

YaaaaY Us! : )

POTUS just gave a beautiful speech.
It's been a good day.

Mary said...

So glad Obama won I was at disneyland today with my brother and sister in law who are out from Georgia but had kept checking my iphone for updates so I did miss out on his speech.

Anonymous said...

L.A. Fox ‏@elehfox

Election day: went with my moms to the polls, spotted jake gyllenhall in wash sq park trying be all incognito with a hood, beard n shades

Anonymous said...

alexander smith ‏@alexqsmith

IF THERE IS... didn't get a lot of critical love, but i found it kind of remarkable. jake is so talented and so beautiful and so sweet.

Chica said...

It was a long night but it was sure waiting up for! The President gave a fantastic speech.

The wind of Warren and Baldwin were sweet, whar a night for democracy!

bobbyanna said...

I love Elizabeth Warren! : )

Stay safe! I guess another storm system with wind, rain, sleet, snow is heading to NY,CT, NJ & MA.
New Jersey is getting hammered again. Nothing like Sandy, but they don't need anymore weather issues.

I see they are still asking for donations in the area, especially warm clothing.

Twitter said...

Ended the night making jokes with Jake Gyllehaal in my pal's elevator, while threatening to cut a girl for Cory Booker. You know, the usual.
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UltraViolet said...

This is silly and irritating. This is the kind of thingk Jake's people take the time to take care of. Jake appeared on KS1075 - Denver yesterday. They have podcasts of their show, but Jake's segment wasn't on. So I e-mailed the station to ask if it would be, and the reply was that Jake's people asked for the segment not to be on a podcast or on the web.

I truly don't understand his thought process.

On a funnier note:

Saw my boyfriend #jake #gyllenhaal on #broadway... #yum

Gay audience member post-show commentary: "he had great hair!"

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

Congratulation UV!!!

bobbyanna said...

UV, WTF? I mean why in the world would Jake's people specifically ask that his podcast be removed? That is so random.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, Leonor! It's a good day :) Despite the fact that it's raining.

Bobbyanna, I think it was a pre-show request, so they never put it up to begin with. Very odd and just unnecessary.

Scott said...

Hi UV, did you know there is a new date for the charity dinner for the New Eyes? Saw it on their website.

Style Icon: Jake Gyllenhaal said...

You always get the impression that Jake Gyllenhaal marches by the beat of his own drum. Whether it be his movie choices, his dating choices or how he holds himself in the public eye, you just can’t picture his agent or publicist dictating what role he should pick, or what type of outfit he should wear.

Gyllenhaal is a quirky sort, and his roles reflect that; finding fame with cult flicks like Donnie Darko and edgy fare such as Jarhead. Steadily moving away from arthouse films to more mainstream efforts, his physique has evolved as much as his talent.

He’s no longer the skinny kid from The Day After Tomorrow; anyone that has seen the talented thespian in Prince of Persia will attest to his impressive physical presence in that film – and he was by far the best thing about it.

As you might expect, his style is overtly blokey and minimalist. If Gyllenhaal is papped in public, he’s generally in a t-shirt, a check shirt and some casual jeans. On the red carpet he’s rocking a classic fit tux, complementing an athlete's body underneath. While very few movie stars rock anything other than a sculpted-by-a-personal trainer torso, they don’t all have the unconventional good looks of the Zodiac star.

While very much coming across as a guy’s guy, striking that balance along with a boyish quality that bleeds into his work from time-to-time, it’s no wonder he’s been sitting atop the movie star hierarchy for the best part of a decade.

True movie stars have a vicarious quality to them; the fact that the ladies will fancy them should pretty much be a given if their level of fame is at even a relatively lofty level. But guys wanting to wear what they wear, look how they look and in more fanboyish cases, be them, is the difference between someone like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ashton Kutcher.

The latter is probably more conventionally handsome, but he’s never come close to true movie stardom because men simply have never bought into his brand.

Gyllenhaal went and spent a couple of days in the Icelandic wilderness with Bear Grylls and didn’t moan once – instead looking like he enjoyed himself and the challenge immensely.

The cerebral movie star and a damn good actor to boot; Jake, JOE salutes you.

UltraViolet said...

No, I hadn't seen that yet, Scott. I hope everyone can go on the new date. I think they are resuming the auction, as well.

Thanks for the article, Style Icon. Some nice words about Jake. (Just FYI: It's usually better to post a snippet or two, then the link.)

Anonymous said...

UV fortunately we heard a lot of nice words about Jake lately :)

Anonymous said...

NoCakeJay ‏@JaneahJ
I MET JAKE GYLLENHAAL TODAY <3 he smiled at me tehe :D I offically love my school
3 m ago

UltraViolet said...

We have had a lot of good things, anon :)

Apparently, a school group went to see IF There Is. I never went on a field trip that good!

New post.