Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year and all best wishes as WDW closes its bar doors

Happy New Year!

After a great deal of thought, much of it rather emotional, I've come to the conclusion that it is now time for Wet Dark and Wild to close its doors. Much has happened during the nigh on eight years that I have been blogging here and it has been a truly magical and significant part of my life. I have met so many of you, as well as Jake (who has always been admirably gracious and kind to me, making dreams sparkle), and have travelled to a fair few countries on the hunt for adventures. From the BAFTAS back in London in 2007, to Cannes, Toronto, Rome, Berlin and to premieres and other events in Britain, I count myself the most fortunate of all bloggers.

It has been a delight to spend so much time with you all. I am grateful to everyone for reading and supporting WDW, through the busy times and the quiet times. I know that many of the original readers and friends have moved on - if you see this I hope you are all well and happy, and thank you! - and missing you is a big part of why now I think it is time to close the bar doors.

I'm not able to spend as much time blogging here as I would wish and it's been too brilliant a place for me to let it fade away to nothing. I'm still a proud Gyllenhaalic and I see glories ahead in his future, maybe even an Oscar in 2015?! A nomination at least, I hope. If Jake comes over to these shores again, I'll be there, trying to edge my way to the front as normal. Hoping to see some of you there, too.

I've had such a wonderful time here over the years and I'm so sad to say goodbye. I think it will be very hard for me in the coming days and weeks. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a bit teary now. Not surprisingly really, as running WDW has been one of the best and most satisfying things I have done in my entire life. I wouldn't dream of deleting the blog - there are riches in the WDW archives so do dive in! I know I will. Who knows? I may pop back. Never say never again as someone once said. And I can always be found on Twitter if you want to say hello. I will always be Wetdarkandwild.

So, let's go back to where it all started for me...

With love, goodbye and thank you

Kate x

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Updated Update!! - Golden Globe and SAG nominations - Jake responds! Constellations, on stage and on camera with Jake Gyllenhaal

Updated to add...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKE!

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! After yesterday's SAG nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Film, today comes a Golden Globe nomination!! Here's Jake's reaction to his SAG nomination - there is also a video here.

Jake responds in the video below to his Golden Globe nomination!

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Congratulations, too, to Maggie, for her SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV movie or drama role for Honourable Woman.

With less than a week until Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut with Nick Payne's Constellations on 16 December, there are goodies! Firstly, there are a couple of promotional videos in which you can meet Roland.

There is also a stunning poster.

I know that some readers here will be going to see the play. If you do, please do let us know all about it!

On 1 December, Jake and his Constellations co-star Ruth Wilson attended the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City, where Jake presented Julianne Moore with the Best Actress Award. I love seeing these two together.

Also this week, Jake visited a very excitable studio to go Live with Kelly and Michael. You can watch that interview here.

While, I'm posting videos, I thought I'd post this earlier Variety video from Actors on Actors featuring Jake and Patricia Arquette.

Thanks so much to IHJ for the photo. There are lots more there.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Here's Billy! Southpaw and the Letterman Show

An image arrived on the internets this weekend (thanks to the Golden Globes Twitter feed) and it's enough to put anyone in a tizzy! Jake Gyllenhaal's physical transformation for Nightcrawler was followed by another physical transformation in completely the other direction for Southpaw. Jake must wonder if he's coming or going sometimes.... He must have different wardrobes for 'Thin Jake' and 'Jake with Muscles Jake'.

So, with no further ado, please meet Billy Hope! *gulps*

Further info at Flicks and Bits

Jake appeared on the Late Show with Letterman on 26 November. Here's the full interview:

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal in interview, plus a photocall for Constellations and the Awards Season campaigning begins!

With Nightcrawler riding high in the cinemas, the publicity continues. Jake Gyllenhaal has also been busy promoting his upcoming Broadway appearance in Constellations. There are more pictures from a photocall at IHJ.

You will also find there photos from Jake's appearance at the AMPAS Governor's Awards on 8 November...

at an AFI Indie Fest Indies Contenders Roundtable on 9 November. The photo below is a bit of a Who's Who. Something tells me we're entering Awards Season!

Among the new videos is this long one from the Huffington Post and there's an equally long one below from DP/30.

On the 5 November Jake and Dan Gillroy appeared on the Charlie Rose Show. There are clips here.

Jake and Dan also appeared on the Good Morning Joe show on 6 November. You can watch that here.

Jake also appeared on the Victoria to Uyen Show

There is a longer clip here of Jake on the Daily Show from 4 November

We also hear that Jake is to appear on Variety's Actors on Actors series over the next couple of months as part of the Awards Season campaigning. Details here.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Nailed to get a UK release in 2015! Plus new movie news and more Nightcrawling from Jake Gyllenhaal

Well, who'd have thought it?! After all this time and talk, the news is in that the distributors Arrow have bought Nailed - now renamed as Politics of Love - for a UK release during 2015! Personally, I don't care what they call it just so long as it sees the light of day in one form or another. And even if it's a strictly limited release this at least might mean a DVD that all fans can enjoy. More details ehre from Playlist, with thanks to Sasha for the heads up!

And there's more - Jake has a New Project! Hollywood Reporter tells us that Jake will team up with 'The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua for The Man Who Made It Snow, a 1980s crime movie that IM Global is launching at AFM. Gyllenhaal will star as the man in the title, Max Mermelstein, purported to be the only American who was in the inner circle of the Colombian cartels in the go-go 1980s. Snow is a biopic of the man and is based on his autobiography.Brett Tabor wrote the script. Gyllenhaal will produce with Fuqua, Tabor and IM Global's Matt Jackson. Mermelstein was the point man in America for the Medellin cartel, helping smuggle tons of cocaine in the 1980s. He was eventually arrested and became a key informant and witness for the U.S. government, and spent his last years living in the Witness Protection Program. He died in 2008 and his eulogy was given by Tabor, who became interested in the man as potential movie material and tracked the man down.

Phew! Deep breaths! After that excitement, here's some more - Jake Gyllenhaal on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as part of the Nightcrawler release. Thanks to IHJ, you can watch it all here.

Bits and pieces

There is a full 30-minute interview here with Jake and Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy for AOL Build.

There is a great new interview with Jake over at Buzzfeed here “I think acting is an incredibly immature, incredibly selfish profession,” he said, cringing just a bit. “But at the same time, at the opposite end of the spectrum — or maybe not, but I think it is — [there is] the opportunity to practice great empathy.”

In this interview, we hear about how the car chase scene in Nightcrawler was filmed:

Here, Jake talks about what Brokeback Mountain means to him as well as its political legacy:

Here is Jake on BET 106 and Park.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Nightcrawler is out today! Jake Gyllenhaal on the box

It's Halloween! And that can mean only one thing - Nightcrawler is released in the US and UK today. At last! I was lucky enough to see it last weekend and Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of those performances we'll be talking of for years and it's completely unlike any other role of his. This is also one of those rare Jake movies where Jake is on screen for almost every frame of the movie. You can also pick up some camera tips.

The release of Nightcrawler is big news among the chat shows and Jake (and the love Rene Russo) has been doing the rounds, including a long awaited reappearance on Ellen. Here are some videos and links to other videos. Enjoy your Halloween! And thank you so much to IHJ! There is more to come but I thought this was a good place to start to get you in the mood!

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

The full interview is here.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

You can watch the rest of the interview here.

And that highlight again!

The Queen Latifah Show

You can watch the full interview here.

Good Morning America and ABC News


Jake has also been answering fans' questions on reddit.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Nightcrawler promotion! Jake Gyllenhaal in videos galore, and a behind the scenes look at Demolition

With the release of Nightcrawler less than a week away, the publicity is hotting up.! With huge thanks to IHJ, here is Jake on this morning's Good morning America. The video won't embed but you can watch it here. You can also watch an interview with Jake in Coming Soon here.

There is also a brief look here behind the scenes at Jake's current filming project, Demolition:

There are also photos at IHJ so do take a look.

More interviews:

Here are a few more TV spots!

And a UK TV spot! I must look out for this...

Right, that's enough for the time being. There will be more! Plus if all goes according to plan, I'll be able to see Nightcrawlers this weekend. Hopefully.