In what is a lovely reminder of the hours following Maggie's Oscar nomination, Jake Gyllenhaal has filled the time since the announcement of his Golden Globe nom for Love and Other Drugs with a bunch of interviews. While drinking champagne for breakfast (no day should start without it), Jake describes how he is savouring every moment in slow motion, even walking to his phone slowly so that the feeling lasts longer. It's so good to learn that amongst the calls to family and friends, Jake received emails and texts from friends across the world, including past school teachers. Not to mention a text from co-star and co-nominee Anne Hathaway (as described to EW):
'She texted me this morning and I haven’t texted her back yet! Her text was…hold on a second, I’m going to grab my phone and I’ll tell you. This is an exclusive, hold on. [Rustles around for his phone.] She said, “Dude! Exclamation point. Congrats! Millions of exclamation points. You did it! Exclamation points. First Golden Globe nom, right? Millions of question marks. X.”' Jake goes on: 'It’s nice because the last movie we did [Brokeback Mountain] was acknowledged with awards. There’s something about us working together that seems to feel good and feel right.'
Jake also told EW: 'It’s such a random thing! The irony of this one is that it isn’t the typical awards-season fare. Most movies that are acknowledged during awards season tend to be darker, and what’s special about this nomination is that it’s something about romance and hope.'
'Q: So who’s your biggest competition for the win: Johnny Depp or Johnny Depp? JG: Right? Tell me about it. It’s a celebrity deathmatch with twin Johnny Depps. It’s pretty awesome that he was nominated twice. He’s such a badass.'
The Extra video (one of my favourites).
Here is Jake's official statement, courtesy the LA Times: 'I’m genuinely excited that the HFPA has recognized both Annie and me for our work in 'Love & Other Drugs.' I’ve always felt the movie is a classic romance because it’s about the nature of love. So, in acknowledging the performances, the HFPA is affirming the heart of the film and the voice and talent of our great director Ed Zwick. I am also deeply honored to be in the company of so many other amazing actors this year, a category with two Johnny Depps, a Paul Giamatti, and a Kevin Spacey.'
Here is the Access Hollywood interview and feature on the noms.
Jake gave some more details on Nomination Day to USA Today: 'Dude, I didn't think I was getting nominated. It's going to be a long, slow burn for me. I'm not rushing into anything!... I was asleep. I didn't wake up. It was pretty unexpected. I got a call and then I checked my phone and I had 25 e-mails, and it was either disconcerting or exciting. In this case it was exciting.'
'The last time I was nominated for an award like this, it was so overwhelming and I didn't know how to process it. I can see these things are rare and you never know when they're going to happen, so you have to soak it in and appreciate each moment... Celebrating is a long, slow burn for me. I'm going to really soak this in. I'll be with my family and I'm excited for the holidays. I'm not going to deny any awesome feelings.'
Updated to add that Jake spent lunchtime yesterday dining at the Angelini Osteria Italian restaurant in LA. Picture from JJ.
Love and Other Drugs publicity in the UK
Love and Other Drugs opens in the UK on 29 December and so some of the interviews recorded here in November are now making an appearance on British ITV and Radio. Jake appears on Daybreak on Monday morning (ITV from 6am) and on ITV2's 'ITV at the Christmas Movies' at 1pm on 21 December.
Jake appears on BBC 6 Music's Nemone radio show on 23 December at 1pm. We hear 'Jake reveals that his favourite album of the year is Sigh No More, the debut by Mumford & Sons, and he also shares his fondness for Laura Marling. Meanwhile, Anne tells of her love of Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.'
On Christmas Eve, Jake talks to Francine Stock on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme at 4.30pm (repeated at 11pm on Boxing Day). I hope she's learned how to pronounce his name since the Brokeback Days. There was a recording of Jake on the Steve Wright show in Radio 2 this afternoon but, unfortunately, due to copyright (no doubt thanks to Fox), this hasn't been kept as a podcast. I'll keep you updated.
Love and Other Drugs opens in Australia tomorrow and to mark the occasion here's a great video interview with Jake and Anne from their visit last week.
Duncan Jones is currently recording the score to Source Code. He has revealed through tweets - complete with photo - that it will take three days but that they were unable to secure Clint Mansell in the end due to time clashes. I'm sure that it will be amazing nevertheless. One confidently expects little else from Duncan Jones. The task is instead going to a 'very talented young guy called Chris Bacon, who was recommended by my editor, the legendary Paul Hirsch'.
Pictures from IHJ.