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:
Brian and Janet scenes from EoW. Serious spoilers: