Speaking as someone who has a passion for Jake Gyllenhaal, cars (predictably big, fast and fancy cars - ideally in blue, but that's not essential) and car television programmes (so long as it's called Top Gear), I have always been more interested in the contents of the boot/trunk of Jake's car than I should be. Particularly, because Jake's car is ten times the size of mine and it doesn't look like it contains a year's supply of free London newspapers.
When Jake was interviewed for GQ back in February 2007, the lucky interviewer got a peek. As Jake said: 'I have to show you what's in the back! Any sport you want to play we can do!' He wasn't exaggerating - the trunk contained 'a football, a catcher's mitt, some basketball shoes, a basketball (self-pumping), tennis rackets and balls, bottles of water, some other kind of shoes, a headband, an Elvis Costello CD, something called "rolling space balls", a Frisbee for the dogs, and an umbrella. Jake points out this last item and, not unlike the former Eagle Scout he plays in Zodiac, proudly stresses, 'Because you never know!' And, really, that was just the top layer.'
Much of this section of the interview takes place in the parking lot behind the Shakespeare Globe, next to Hugo's Restaurant in West Hollywood, which Jake tried to break into. The dead Shakespeare garden next to it was recently removed (a blessing for everyone, I think) but the Globe remains. I thought it might be appropriate to post a picture I took of it just a week or two after GQ was published.
Jake's house must be full of wheeless bicycles - bicyclde wheels are a regular find within Jake's trunk. They are also an inconvenience because you can't put heavy shopping on top of them
Now and again, you can get a whole bicycle attched to the back of Jake's or his friends' cars, or inside it. You can even on occasion fit an entire fellow actor into the back of a Hollywood car.
While Atticus is a familiar sight in the back seat of Jake's car, the trunk can provide a comfortable spot for a coffee or a picnic, in which case you may be lucky enough to find Jake Gyllenhaal in the trunk of a car.
And because I don't want the other end of the car to feel left out...
Gyllengaard in Venice, CA
This week, Gyllengaard were out enjoying the summer sun in Venice, LA, as you can see from these wonderful pictures of Peter, Maggie and Ramona, who is keeping a very firm grip on some of the finest ears in the business.
This post is dedicated to Ruby! So what are "rolling space balls"...?
Pictures from IHJ, Celebrity Baby Blog and WDW.