Jake Gyllenhaal has been on British TV a couple of times in recent days although unfortunately both interviews were indecently short. On the upside, the interview for ITV2 at the Christmas Movies yesterday was very funny and revealed Jake's playground code for sending love messages on his pager as a child in the 1990s. If he was unlucky, he'd get 666 back and it doesn't take a genius to work out that was not good.
I posted the interview from Daybreak a couple of days ago, but I'm glad to say that I've been battling with a hammer and sticky back plastic to overcome some technical issues. I've now got a posh version for you.
There is another rather cosy interview with Jake and Anne by the BBC at the end of this link.
Jake and Anne were interviewed for the BBC Radio Show Steve Wright in the Afternoon last week. If you're in Britain you can listen to it here, around the 2 hour and 32 minute mark. Otherwise, here is something of what Jake had to say (but with no prizes to Wright for not having researched how to pronounce Jake's surname):
'Our relationship from Brokeback Mountain together, we were pretty bonded as a result of working together on the movie, the movie coming out and the response to the movie, it bonded all of us in that cast. Plus Annie and I were already cinematically devirginised in that film anyway, with each other. We'd had a sex scene.' Annie: 'So we'd crossed that bridge.' Jake: We'd had sex on film already and so that was over with! I would say that really broke the ice so to speak. When it came down to doing it in this, we were old hands at that... We knew each other very [pause] well.'
To approach Love and Other Drugs from another angle, this feature at Scriptmag presents a fascinating conversation with the Ed Zwick and his fellow writers, Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph. This includes an interesting discussion of the trailer and the marketing for the film as well as the tendency to slot movies into a convenient niche and Love Other Drugs' links to Parkinson's Disease. Thanks to Conojito for the heads up!
You can read my account of the London press conference of Love and Other Drugs over at Bleeding Cool and my review of the film at MovieBrit.
Includes cap of a very non-Love and Other Drugsy scene from IHJ.