Saturday, October 12, 2013
GQ Down Under
Jake Gyllenhaal is on the cover of GQ Australia, and there's a sneak peek online. The photos are old, but the interview is new. Ish. It was done in Toronto last month.
While the film premiered the night before to a rapturous response, it didn’t stop Gyllenhaal from sitting in the audience feeling nervous and worried that no one would like it as much as he did. He whispered as much to his cinema buddy (who may or may not have been rumoured girlfriend, and Sports Illustrated model, Alyssa Miller).
“I said to my friend in the middle of the screening, pretty pathetically actually, ‘Do you like it?’ And they were like, ‘I’m losing my mind.’ So I thought, OK, good.”
A day later, the rain has disappeared and the sun couldn’t be brighter if it tried. Gyllenhaal is a little tired – a festival will do that – but on good form. Those doe eyes that drive women (and more than a few men) berserk are strangely compelling in real life. He’s an affable bloke with a certain gentle, contemplative side. But there’s also something of a wicked glint. It makes for a good combination.
Gyllenhaal likes film festivals. They’re a chance to hang out with friends he hasn’t seen for a while – a school reunion for the rich and famous. Decked out casually in navy T-shirt, dark denim jeans and Nike high-tops, and wearing the very Brooklyn beard he seems to sport whenever he’s not filming, he’s one of those men (David Beckham’s another) who can combine such casual attire and still look like they just stepped out of, well, GQ. He’s also super fit, and unbelievably lean.
Jake is in some other international publications and video interviews, as the Prisoners promo train rolls around the world.
A couple of fun videos. First, how to look like Loki:
And then a fun look back at the siblings G: