Monday, 19 August 2013

Update! Jake Gyllenhaal in InStyle, new TV spot and stills for Prisoners, Inside the Actor's Studio - and Batman

Update! Jake Gyllenhaal appears in September's edition of German Instyle (Men). It's the first interview we've had with Jake in quite a while and enormous thanks are due to Sasha for taking the time to translate the article as well as scan it. You can see the scans here and read the full translation here. Here are a couple of the images and some tasty morsels.

'Of course I take my job very seriously and I find it important. I don’t do this to keep up a glamorous life style. Movies can change a lot. With stories you can make change happen and make people think about the important things in life. I want to be part of these questions that keep the world thinking. In the past years I have been interested in the reality outside my own world more and more. I am independent, don’t have kids and no responsibilities. Therefore I have the freedom to explore these abysses and be influenced by them. I feel a bit like the journeyman of life and I want to explore everything.'

On nieces and god daughter: 'I would do anything for these kids. They may not be my own but I have a very strong bond with them and I truly love them. When I shot “Prisoners” I had to think about them all the time. The interesting thing about my character is that he tries to develop no emotional ties while hunting the child molester. Which is hard when kids are involved. I didn’t succeed at that while shooting. I had my nieces and godchild on my mind all the time.'

The move to NYC: 'There were several reasons but my family was certainly one of them. They all live here. My mum, my nieces, my sister and her husband, even my uncles, aunts and cousins. There was a point in my life where I realised that I want to spend my everyday life with my family. I want to be able to see them every day. Which is easier when you life in the same city and not 3000 miles apart (laughs).'

Changing looks: 'I have to let my hair grow just to shave it all the time (laughs). I really don’t have any preferences. As long as it’s uncomplicated. Most people have to try to look their best for their job on a daily basis. When I work I try to look not like myself.'

'Yes, I think it’s important to take care of your body. I get clarity from being physical. I was raised very active, our dad always encouraged us to be physical when we were kids. He would wake me before school and we’d go for a run. I love to be outside. It makes me happy. I do a lot of sports but I also do a lot for my mind. Both is part of my life and helps me do a better job.'

Prisoners TV spot and stills

Things are heating up for Prisoners! Warner Brothers has just released a new extended TV Spot. The film is out in the US in just a month from now - 20 September.

This coincides with new stills from the film, here via IHJ with thanks. Broody.... There is also something of Robert from Zodiac in this look.

It looks like there will soon be much more Jake Gyllenhaal on the box other than film ads due to tweets that Jake is to appear on Inside the Actor's Studio - the recording is due to take place tomorrow (20 August).

Batman rumours reboot!

Jake has been associated with casting rumours for Batman and other superhero movies for as long as he's been able to pull on a pair of tights. With (another) Batman reboot imminent, it's time to dust off those rumours and give them an airing. One site has suggested that Jake is a favourite of Batman writer David Goyer and that he may be doing a screening test wearing an old Dark Knight suit. An announcement is expected next month. Unless you're superhuman yourself, I wouldn't recommend holding your breath...

Thanks so much to Elizabeth for this fantastic picture! Put a smile on my face, that's for sure!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

**Updated** New photos, including new Prisioners stills and Atticus! An Enemy joins Prisoners at Toronto and a WDW Paris Interlude

**Update!** Thanks to IHJ, we not only have new stills from prisoners we are also reunited with a long missed four legged friend - Atticus! It's been far too long. You would be forgiven for not recognising him though as Jake has put him in disguise.

On with the post...

I'm back! The holiday season has been doing its best to keep me off line, taking me first to North Wales in a tent and then off to Paris for a few days for my very first visit to the City of Lights (Interlude below). Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal has been keeping himself busy flitting between Los Angeles and NYC and Los Angeles. Thanks to IHJ for the photos of him over the last couple of weeks, including a new still from Prisoners.

The good news on the festival front is that (An) Enemy has now been added to the line up, which already included Prisoners, for Toronto  as one of its Special Presentations. More details here. So looks like Jake will be very busy - reminding me of the days when Jake promoted Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead and Proof at the same time - sometimes even in the same sentence.

Thanks very much to BBMISwear for the scan here from Entertainment Weekly as the promotion for Prisoners slowly begins to make a move.

Meanwhile, looking back to Love and Other Drugs, the real life Jamie (Reidy) has been recalling what it was like to be brought to life on screen by Jake Gyllenhaal.

'What was your reaction when you learned Jake Gyllenhaal was going to play your character? My reaction was “No. Way!” Sure, I’d heard his name mentioned, but I tried not to get my hopes up. My best female friend from high school had suggested Danny Devito play me, so, yeah, I was pretty psyched with Jake.

Are there any downsides to being portrayed on the big screen? Not for me! On set, a few of the veteran crew members pulled me aside to make sure I appreciated my good fortune. They’d point at Jake and say, “You just don’t get to have that guy play you, not while you’re still alive, anyway.” Having Jake play me in a movie was the coolest thing that ever happened to anybody I know, or anybody that anybody I know knows.

Did Jake Gyllenhaal hang out with you in order to learn more about his character and your personality? Yep. Jake and I hung out three times, which gave him the chance to ask me all of his questions about pharmaceutical sales and how/why doctors and nurses would interact with drug reps in the first place. (Good question.) It also gave me the chance to see that Jake is a smart, funny guy who takes his job seriously. I liked him a lot.'

WDW Paris Interlude

My trip to Paris was all too brief but a lot was packed in. Top of the highlights was the stunning 12th-century Sainte Chapelle, built to house the relics that St Louis brought back from crusade. Next to it is the Conciergerie, once a royal palace that was converted into a prison that held the victims of the French Revolution, including Marie Antoinette. Then there's the Notre Dame gargoyles, the Roman remains beneath the streets, the Louvre pyramid and a certain tower as well as possibly the most famous cemetery in the world, Pere Lachaise. Here are just a few pictures.

I was very chuffed to discover the location from Midnight in Paris where Gil meets his ride to the past each night at midnight. Just at the back of the Pantheon.