Thursday, November 21, 2013
Questions and answers
Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo and writer Aaron Guzikowski attended a Prisoners screening, as part of the :A Times Envelope series. You can watch the Q&A here. The moderator, Steven Zeitchik, teases Jake about his hand injury. It's fun to watch the interplay among the participants.
Go to the bottom of the post for a clip on the movie's themes with a funny exchange between Melissa and Jake over their first collaboration on Homicide.
In more Prisoners awards promotion, Jake and Melissa will take part in a live chat on Gold Derby today:
Jake Gyllenhaal ("Prisoners") Thursday, Nov. 21, 9:50 a.m. PT / 12:50 p.m. ET
Melissa Leo ("Prisoners") Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
I found a new/old Youtube video from the Prisoners Toronto premiere, with some funny post-movie stage talk:
Variety's annual SAG preview features actors discussing awards-worthy performances. Here's Richard Jenkins on Jake in Prisoners:
Richard Jenkins on Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki in “Prisoners” Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prisoners” was simply a cop doing his job, and it was a beautiful thing to watch. I didn't know anything about his character, where he was from, if he was married, had any kids, what the tattoo on his neck meant or why he buttoned the top button of his shirt. Nothing. And he wasn't interested in telling me. He was too busy being a cop. But by the movie's end, I knew him. Totally. Completely. And he was never interested in helping me, as an audience member, understand him, or like him, or sympathize with him. He was only interested in doing his job. It's always thrilling to watch a living, breathing human being on the screen. That's Jake. He takes you with him on this journey. Doesn't ask you to come along, doesn't even know you're there, because he's too busy being a cop doing his job. It's the case of a lifetime for this guy and he's working it alone. No other cops to talk about it with. It's internalized, lived, and I could watch all day. Simply a great performance.
The Melissa/Jake exchange: