I'm in London this weekend at Empire Magazine's Big Screen (my report of meeting Harrison Ford is here) and so time online is short but here is a catch up with Jake Gyllenhaal. It's topped by an interview that my friend Becky did for DIY Films with Duncan Jones for the UK release of Source Code in the UK. It's interesting to hear more aboout Duncan's campaign to have the film released in China. There was a question about working with Jake:
'We had a great time. Jake is a real joy for me to work with. Some people have found him difficult - I don't know why - but I found him absolutely lovely. He's incredibly smart and very funny - sometimes too funny. [laughs] He's a lovely guy - always throwing ideas at me, and always getting me to experiment and try stuff out, and go beyond where he thought the role was on the page. There are a lot of really great moments in the film when the audience is getting a good laugh, because Jake is going a little too far! It also helped that we had Michelle Monaghan with him, because the chemistry really helped.' Do read the rest of the interview, it's a goodie.
Meanwhile, Jake was back out filming End of Watch with Michael Pena on 9 August. More guns were involved. Long ones this time. I'm detecting a theme. Yesterday - 12 August - Jake was back at The Other Place, the Medical Center in LA. Thanks to IHJ for the photos, there are many more there.
You can read my review of the wonderful Troll Hunter plus a report on the Empire Big Screen Q&A at MovieBrit.