We've heard a lot about Jake Gyllenhaal's Prince of Persia accent - Mike Newell and Sir Ben Kingsley have had a little disagreement over exactly which postal code in London it hails from, while Gemma Arterton confidently places it as Estuary. Jake, on the other hand, has admitted that it did have a tendency to wander due to the indluence of the multi-Brit crew, until Mike Newell would pull him south again. However, in this video from Lovefilm, Jake is informed that he sounds just like the bloke at the interviewer's local fish and chip shop.
I wonder if Jake's as handy with the deep fat frier.
Appropriately enough as we enter semi-final stages at Wimbledon, we've been hearing a little more about the filming up Vampire Weekend's Giving Up the Gun video. Apparently, its influence, as far as sticking it together went, was Jamie Foxx's Blame it. That's an interesting comparison because Ron Howard has said that he was in the Blame It video without actually knowing why he was in the video; it was something he'd sort of agreed to during the euphoria of the Obama inaguration ceremony.
Back to Vampire Weekend and the interview with the video's director Emmett Malloy: 'Jake Gyllenhaal literally had bought the record the day before. I knew him through a friend of a friend. He was driving down from San Francisco, and he literally just pulled over and did it. It was a combination of second-hand connections and timing. Joe Jonas was just a fan of the band, and my brother has done a few of the Jonas Brothers' videos... It's like that Jamie Foxx video where Ron Howard's in it. There's no rhyme or reason. But they all seem to work. They all came, and we found something for them to grab a hold of.'
'Pitchfork: Were all of these people hanging out with each other on set? EM: [laughs] No, man. That's the bullshit thing about cameos, I swear to God. Every time, I'd be like, "OK, we're going to shoot the fire effect," and then they'd be like, "Jake Gyllenhaal just showed up." I'd be like, "OK, we're not shooting the fire effect right now; we're shooting Jake Gyllenhaal."'
Jake 'literally just pulled over and did it'? Makes it sound like they filmed it in a layby.
It seems that Russian audiences have been left nonplussed by Toy Story 3, preferring instead Disney's offering Prince of Persia. Read more here.
Pictures from IHJ.