With grateful thanks to Stephanie of IHJ, today we can see the scans from IN (a New York magazine not many of us have heard of). The article, as you can read for yourself, is nothing new, just a basic biography, not all of it based on fact and some on hearsay. Nevertheless, the pictures are wonderful and multi-colour and to see Jake on the cover of a magazine is a cause for pleasure.
The article does end with an old quote from Jake, which still strikes resonance: 'Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going... for the rest of your life.' As someone who has recently made a life-changing decision, this kind of encouragement from Jake, however general, is a useful spur.
Jake's travelling tips
To coincide with the release of Rendition in Australasia, on Friday 28 March, Jake can be seen on Australia's Getaway TV show: 'Tonight the GETAWAY team check out the luxurious cruise ship Queen Victoria, which harks back to the golden age of ocean travel when travelling in style took precedence over the destination. Plus where to go in Australia for the Easter holidays and later Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal talks about some of his travels.' I believe that the interview was recorded in LA, at the same time as the other Rendition publicity interviews.
Many of us are not in Australia or New Zealand - although I hope that any readers here that are will watch it and let us know what happenes - but fortunately we have a clip from the show on the Getaway website, as well as a transcript there that doesn't match Jake's words in the video, which makes the TV show itself more intriguing.
It's no secret that I've been battling major jetlag this week and so I was interested to hear Jake's tip: 'I always feel like water and exercise - like exercising as soon as you get to a place where there's jetlag - that's like essential but water makes you keep your sanity.' I can see now where I'm going wrong - as soon as I arrive anywhere I head for the bar and put my feet up. To be fair though, Jake constantly mentions jetlag whenever he's travelling so this tip can't work 100%.
Jake flies many miles a year - even earning wings on one flight (see picture above) - and his recommendations for an easy flight are ear plugs and Doctor Bach's Rescue Remedy: 'Stress spray or whatever it's called. It's a homeopathic stress remedy thing for flying... No it’s like, comes in drops or whatever. It's called Rescue Remedy, yeah Rescue Remedy.' Possibly a better option at 37,000 feet than my traditional Gin and tonic. Next time I fly thousands of miles for another Jake red carpet, I'll track this Rescue Remedy down. Of course, Jake is also an advocate of lollies on a flight.
Quantities of stress spray would also be vital for Jake's trip in Mexico either last Christmas or the one before: 'I've been in this teeny, tiny little house in Mexico, like right on the end, and you had to take this crazy prop plane that landed in between two mountains... that's sort of the most remote I've been.' It's interesting that in the transcript, Jake mentions that he went there with his family and that: 'When I was younger we'd all go to pretty interesting places, I guess not necessarily remote but wherever there was good food. There wasn't really good food in Mexico, but there was good fish.' As Mexico is famous for its food and Jake is famous for liking his food, this makes me wonder if we have found one type of cuisine that's not to Jake's taste.
Jake's admiration for Morocco and the people of Morocco especially, is abundantly clear: 'Everybody in Morocco, particularly in Marrakesh where we were, that's where we went to shoot, were the kindest, sweetest, most loving people, and the atmosphere around that city is extraordinary. And then as a culture, you know, artistically and musically and the colours all around and the people and the food - it's an incredible place.'
Includes pictures from IHJ and Just Jared.