Southpaw had its official premiere in New York City on Monday night. The cast was in attendance, and Eminem came. But director Antoine Fuqua had to send a video message (with surprise guests) from the set of Magnificent Seven.
Full red carpet video:
Tyson Beckford checks out Jake's muscles:
Random Southpaw interviews and tidbits
Jake and Fifty behind-the-scenes at Vibe:
Vanity Fair talks to Antoine Fuqua, with BTS video of Fuqua, Fifty and Jake:
He’s pretty buff in the film, which is impressive since he was so hollowed out and scrawny in his last, Nightcrawler.
After he did Nightcrawler, he was a little skinny guy and had to buff up. We trained about six months before we started shooting, two-a-days. What he did—I had him train with me, because I train every day. So he could just do it with my trainer. Then he had to go away to do Everest [a mountain-climbing drama, scheduled for release in September] so we tried to have someone there with him, to keep him on a diet and keep him going. And to Jake’s credit he did a pretty good job of maintaining, at least to a degree. And then as soon as he came back, we just went in and sparred for four months of every-day training, everywhere he went. Jake was in a ring every day.
Good Morning America:
Short interview clip:
Regal Cinemas with the cast:
Fall in love with Jake's voice:
Hey U Guys:
Toronto red carpet interview with Rachel; sit-down with Jake has some interesting stuff on his research.
Studio 12 Canada:
Southpaw stars channel their anger:
Jake and Eminem in Michigan: