Although this side of the pond does not celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow - more's the pity - I thought I'd take a peek this evening at something that I truly do give thanks for - Brokeback Mountain and two hot cowboys - via an old interview that was new to me. This is suppplemented by photographs that also give me cause for thanks.
Back in 2006 Jake Gyllenhaal gave an interview to Redbook and I love how he is introduced: 'Jake was a popular guy the day of our phone chat. He told us he had back-to-back interviews scheduled (everyone, including us, was eager to hear about his controversial hit, Brokeback Mountain). But he made time to talk to Redbook. And when we heard his sexy voice on the other end of the phone, well, that's one interview tape we'll be holding onto for a long time to come...'. A sexy phone call from Jake - surely enough to make one's ears fall off.
Jake is asked if he relates to Jack Twist: 'Yeah. I'm definitely the type of person in my own life that goes, "We can try that. Let's try that!" And maybe naively so. And a lot of people might even think that about the choices of movies I've made. They're like, "Does he know what he's getting himself into?" And I'm like maybe and maybe not. But why do I need to? Why do I need to calculate my life?' And I rather like the end of this interview: '[What has your sister Maggie taught you about women?] I couldn't tell you. The more you know, the less you know. [We're a challenging breed.] Yes, you are. [Laughter]' But worth it, Jake...
And I can think of one person at least who'll be very thankful to see the new old Highway-Jake pics posted on IHJ - big thanks to Stephanie!
Includes pictures from IHJ.