Sunday, 24 April 2011

WDW four years old today! Jake Gyllenhaal celebrates with Mumford and Sons

It's time for a street party! Wet Dark and Wild turns four years old today. Pretty much house trained and not too badly behaved when dragged around to the in-laws. And so, while I wait for Jake Gyllenhaal to come round with trifle and cake in one hand (he does have big hands) and a magnum of bubbly in the other, festooned in bunting, it's time for a quick recap of what Jake has been up to this weekend. Mostly, he's been sorting out hats - and hanging out with this chap.

On Friday, Jake attended the Railroad Revival Tour show in San Pedro, which is in LA and not in Spain as I initially thought. It did include Mumford and Sons and so I wouldn't have been at all surprised if it had been Spain because Jake is, after all, their number one famous fan. The band also gives Jake the chance to holler at someone else for a change instead of being hollered at. Jake also grabbed the opportunity to hide his shiny noggin with another hand and distort his face through multiple funny expressions. Photos abound from fans at the event as well as tweets of sightings of Jake at the show and before it, engaged in one of his favourite activities, buying coffee. This fun picture is from Bobushnell and features Jake and director Emmett Malloy. There are some other wonderful pictures there of the event from backstage.

I recommend that you take a look at the Flickr account of blueveins333 for a whole array of pictures of Jake behind the scenes. There is another one here (hood and a cap combined).

A couple of catch-up videos. This first one, although not all of us may be able to understand the words, shows Jake looking, in my eyes, his most lovely. I'm also partial to a bit of knitwear.

This second video has the dubious honour of being just about the worst interview I have ever seen and I give full credit to Jake and Michelle Monaghan for getting through it!

There are also some great new Source Code stills. I particularly like the second. I love Jake set against bright blue sky.

Includes pictures from IHJ.

And finally...

A big heartfelt thank you to readers old and new who have made the journey over the last four years such a pleasure and a special thanks to Jake for being my inspiration. Here's to the years to come, for all of us! How time flies!


Carlota said...

Happy Anniversary Kate! It's been a pleasure to enjoy this journey with you!

Big hugs from Madrid

LadyEkster said...

Happy birthday WDW! I can't thank you enough for this glorious treasure chest of Gyllenjoy. What a fun place to visit daily and it attracts the most amazing people. All thanks to you! :)

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you Carlota!

Thanks so much Lady Ekster. That's so lovely - and it's so fun for me too. And I'm so grateful to everyone for reading and being such a vital part of the blog!

And so many thanks to everyone for sharing their adventures over the years. Been so thrilling!

Sheba said...

Happy birthday to Wet, Dark and Wild and many, many more to come. In this comparatively short time you have expansively brought us bang up to date on Jake's 20 years in the business. There isn't one of hIs films we haven't discussed or tried to get information on. And you run this blog with such grace, slight irreverance and total respect for Jake and his privacy that is to be admired.

Its entertaining, healing, educational and total escapism when you need it. Yes, we've had some unbelievable experiences through here and I hope for many more delightful, unexpected ones.

So its with grateful thanks to you Kate that we celebrate these 4 years and we best start planning for the 5th anniversary eh!

Carol said...

Happy 4th birthday to WDW:) Time has just flown by.

You do an amazing job running this blog for all us Jake fans Kate. Many thanks for making this a fun place to visit and putting a smile on my face.

Looking forward to the next four years and beyond:)



mermon said...

Congratulations once again! 4 years around one guy? He must be worth that. Definitely. Thank you, Kate for doing it in such a special way.
In about one month, at the end of May will be my first anniversary of becoming Gyllenhaalic, after POP, of course :).

Mumford and Sons seems to be very good band, completely unknown in my country. I also thought that San Pedro is somewhere far like Mexico or something. Thank you for clearing this up for us. Looks like Jake had great time with friends.

Those two videos - on first one - Jake really looks his best and second one - was not so bad, quite funny for me.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you Sheba! And thank you for sticking with me from the beginning! I think you're right, we've discussed all the films over the years and the things we've learned. And thank you, Sheba, for being there and 'getting' me. I'm so glad we've met too! And all the best to you xx

Thank you so so much, Carol! It's been so good to get to know you a little over the years. It's been an incredible time xx

Thank Mermon! I'm glad you found us. That was an incredible time last May. A lot of new fans came and went - I'm so glad you stayed! (I'm glad it wasn't just me about San Pedro... ;D)

It's a bit irrelevant but I've done a review of Monsters at MB tonight. I like to be busy :)

TD said...

Happy happy birthday, I hope its wet dark and wild! (not the weather tho)


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thank you very much, TD xx

Anonymous said...

congratulations WDW happy 4th birthday! (as Jack Twist would say 4 F'n years! :D)

Jake looks great at the concert. I am glad he's having such a good time


Monica said...

Happy birthday wet dark and wild!!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks Sweetpea :)

Tweets suggest Jake may have been at another Mumford and Sons show tonight. He's an excellent mascot!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks Monica :)

Anonymous said...

I lucked upon your site a couple of months ago, and I must say, yours is a pure joy to read and see! The up to date sightings, links, witty comments are loved by me. Thanks to you and your site!

gyllenhaalisgr8 said...

Congrats, dear Katy! Now please tell me how Jake got his hair to grow back for Easter!

Margot said...

CONGRATS to 4 years, WDW! What a great site :)

Is that Busy Phillips with him at M&S? It looks a lot like her - fun they are hanging out :)

lemniscate said...

Hip Hip Hurray!!!
Congratulations Kate!

Thanks so much for creating and maintaining this treasured hub for all things Gyllenhaal.
What would we do without you?!
And,... your hard work has finally been paying off, with special opportunities coming your way. ;-) Well deserved!
Thanks for sharing your love for this very special person with us here. You have such a wonderful sense of humour, a very engaging and entertaining writing style and you clearly care a great deal, not only for the Gylls, but for all your readers too.
Keep up the hard work Kate! I know it can be tough at times, but we're behind you all the way!

Lots of love,

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Alejandra said...

Happy birthday, WDW!! Like everyone else, hope to have you around for many many more years. Whatever we can do to help, just let us know. And congrats again! :-D

To Gyllenhaalisgr8... the first pic in this post is from last year. I'd say, June 4th 2010... Some dates I remember better than others. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Kate !
I'm so glad I found this blog a few months ago. I like the way you update us with all stuff about Jake. At the same time you always respect his privacy. It's great work you are doing for all of us. I really enjoy the posts and sharing comments with all of you.
Have a nice day off from work.
Lots of hugs from (sunny) Germany.

mermon said...

@Margot said -"Is that Busy Phillips with him at M&S?" - I think that's Busy.
Jake and Busy in San Pedro

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning everyone! Holiday Monday :)

Thanks to you all for such lovely comments, those batteries are charging for the years to come, so thank you all for the boost x And I know I like to have a laugh, so thanks for putting up with a very dodgy sense of humour on occasion :D

I'm glad you found us 1:09! It'd be great if you could pick a name so that we can get to know you :)

That's an old pic Gyllenhaalisgr8 - from last summer :)

Thank you so much, Margot! It does look like Busy.

Lemniscate, what wonderful things to say - thank you so much and thank you for the support!

Thank you, Alejandra, I appreciate that :)

I am so glad you found it too, Christina! And it's great that we were able to meet too. Jake does good things for us :)

Morning Mermon!

Have a great day everyone! It may be another beautiful sunny day, but I'm off to see Thor later. It'd better be good...

Anonymous said...

looks like someone passed along Jake's college yearbook pic

That man must have some anti-aging genes, he hasn't aged that much since this pic was taken


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! WDW is a masterpiece!A daily, precious moment of happiness!Thank you, very very very very (4, eheh) much!
Carlotta (Florence)

Susan said...

Hi Kate! Happy belated 4th anniversary! Please add my heartfelt thanks and job well done to all the others posted here. It hasn't been quite a year since I stumbled upon WDW, and now I can't imagine what life would be like without it! Your blog feels like an amazing community of old friends gathering to share one very special common interest, and we owe it all to you.

So thanks for all the updates, pics, interludes, news flashes, vids, quips, and delightful commentary. Please keep it going for many, many more years!

Anonymous said...

I think dubbing should be illegal, anything that covers up Jake's voice in any way (like how they had an interpreter talk OVER Jake's voice) should be punishable by having their mouths taped shut and having to have Jake talk to them non-stop :D

I wish I could have heard what Jake and Duncan said. I have a feeling that these two will work together again. or who knows maybe hang out together, I got this vibe that they became friends and they might get together to hang out.


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi sweetpea! I think it's a shame really these yearbook pics get bandied about. I agree about the dubbing.

Thank you so much Carlotta! I'm so glad you like it and thanks for saying hello :) What a beautiful place you live in!

Thank you Susan! Is it really less than a year? Well, I'm so pleased you found WDW. And I'll do that :)

BBMISwear said...

HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY WDW AND MANY MORE!! Wow...4 years, huh?! Amazing! And thank you thank you thank you for all the wonderful posts over the years - always so informative and entertaining - simply the BEST!!

Thanks for the links to the Mumford and Sons show - looks like a blast. I saw sightings for another show too, as you mentioned, so maybe we'll get to see pictures from that one too.

Oh I hope my *possible* hair growth theory is right and I can prove you wrong like you want to be WDW - ha ha! I can only hope that if this film does cover a good amount of time then that won't be his haircut throughout - who keeps their hair the same for that long? Especially a young hot cop! *still hoping*

Well I survived my huge Easter holiday - barely! Now catching up on everything else - never a dull moment. See you next time!


Serene Hill said...

Wow..Happy Birthday WDW!!!
What a great great day...
Ah..since this is a birthday, then we should make wishes... I wish that will be more spread out to the world and all Jake's fan out there, and I wish WDW will be and it IS going better and better everyday and here will always be the number one place where us, Jake's fans, could gather and share. Live Long WDW!!!
Thank you so much for continuing bringing us all the Gyllengoodies and this amazing friendship...:)
And always thank you for the posts WDW!!!
(you're absolutely right about the second vid, totally annoying... But I love the pics:D)

Anonymous said...

Hello Kate,
Yes it's really great we had the chance to meet each other. I enjoyed it very much. It's true: Jake does great things for us :-)
Have a nice evening everyone

Eureka said...

Happy Anniversary WDW!
Thanks a lot for your work in keeping us updated and entertained at the same time. Also for giving us the chance to share and meet with other friends.
I wish WDW many more years!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks BBMISwear ;_0 and I'm so glad you survived your hectic Easter! Some more about last night's gig in the new post. And I sooo hope you're right about that hair!

Serene Hill, what lovely things to say - thank you so much! I really appreciate that :) And thanks so much for being a part of it all.

I hope you've had a good Easter, Christina :)

Thanks Eureka! And I'm really glad I got the chance to meet you too :)

Sasha said...

Happy Anniversay Kate! Thanks for all the wonderful hours of Jake-reading you provide us with!

To the upcoming years and I sure hope we'll be able to set up a party for the 5th anniversary - with a special guest too!

MrsJakobGyllenhaal said...

I just watched that interview. I am so sorry for Jake, Michelle and Vera to have had to endure that guy. That was aweful! They should let WDW do the interview if that's the best guy the have to the job!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much, Sasha!

OMG that was an awful interview Mrs JG! We'd have done a better job I think :)