Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal's Berlinale duties and a Valentine kiss

While the attention of the Berlinale media flutters towards Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Jake Gyllenhaal continues his jury duty, sitting through umpteen movies a day whilst also sampling the culinary delights of the city. While Jake has not been spotted much outside the cinemas and galas of the festival, one has to think that Jake is doing all he can to experience the wonderful flavours of Berlin. We have reports that Jake has attended a reception at the American Embassy. He was also invited along with the rest of the jury to a weekend reception with the German president Christian Wulff.


I cannot help but be intrigued by the chairs. They look as if they bounce. Surely they don't really bounce?




There are also photos from a function at Berlin's China Club and at the Berlinale's launch party - many thanks to IHJ for all these pictures!



Let us hope that the Berlinale allows Jake out of the dark theatres soon so that we can see how he's getting on. Meanwhile, let's pucker up and wish Jake a very happy Valentine's!


My gift to you all is a reminder of what might well be my favourite Jake interview ever.

20 comments:

MrsJakobGyllenhaal said...

Thank you so much, Kate. That really is a funny interview and I never saw it before.

Although I have no clue how she kept her cool like that sitting accros from Jake.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Anonymous said...

I thought that was Francois Ozon on the steps with Jake and Charlotte?.

Susan said...

Hi Kate. Thanks so much for the great laugh - that interview is priceless! I crack up every time I see it, and it was perfect for today.

How many movies do the jury see in a day at a film festival? Given the opportunity, I could probably sit in a theater all day enjoying a bunch of movies back to back, but I doubt I could do it for several days in a row.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hello Mrs JG! I'm so glad I posted that if you never saw it before - it's wonderful!

Is it 21:26? I don't know who that is or what he looks like.

Thanks Susan - I LOVE that interview :) I think it was definitely perfect for today. I thin they see quite a few and some sounds really bad! I don't think I could do it :)

LadyEkster said...

Meanwhile, let's pucker up and wish Jake a very happy Valentine's!
That was so funny! :-D
Thanks for posting that interview again. I don't know how that lady does it but she charms the socks off every movie star she gets an interview with. She once managed to have Hugh Jackman offer her a bonbon, no use of hands, lip to lip... Mamamia!

Happy Valentine's Day everybody. I feel like I keep saving and saving pictures from IHJ these days. What a fantastisc Gyllengift for Valentine's Day 2012!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Amended the post as, as usual, I am completely able to identify anyone in photos - I should give it up :D

That is so funny, Lady Ekster! I love the way that Alison there chatted with Jake - how could he resist?

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Jake has appeared on stage with Meryl Streep this evening - let's hope we see the video soon!

Carol said...

Happy Valentines everyone. xx

Love those lovely pics Kate and one of my all time favourite interviews too.

Jake and Meryl Streep..... pics and clips soon pretty please:)

Eureka said...

Happy Valentine's Day Gyllenfriends!
WDW I had not seen that interview before either. Thanks

Hugs

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Carol! It souns like Jake presented Meryl with the Berlinale Bear! Hopefully the video will be available soon. Goo to see you!

So glad you liked it Eureka - I LOVE that video!

Anonymous said...

I saw a very tall man talking to Jake in the video you provided, WDW. It also was not Austin Nichols.

Francois is another jury member, he is a French director.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks for the info, anon

Wet Dark and Wild said...

I do apologise to everyone for my bad spelling in these comments - the 'd' on my keyboard has stuck...

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love that interview! One of my favorites, too. Does anyone know if she is still working in television doing interviews?

mermon said...
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mermon said...

I love that interview, always makes me laugh. How come Sasha, you didn't see it? It means is worth to come back to old stuff. Though it wasn't Jake's best look, but he was extremely nice, charming and funny. Interviewer was hilarious. The way she wanted Jake to say something about Reese...!
That first pic - I thought Jake was on a first plan, but he's at the back.
On a film from A. Embassy, we may see Jake for a while.

I was happy with Sasha to see Jake's presenting the Honorary Golden Bear to Meryl Streep. It was fantastic! Jake read a long speech and then she started by talking about him and they hugged for a while. Can't wait to see it again!

Anonymous said...

Jake and Meryl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qAXqcOX40KE#!

sweetpea

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning everyone! Thanks for the link Sweetpea. Great to see the video online now, which means new post!

specsavers said...

Anon at 23.12 might need some glasses soon.

Anonymous said...

President Wulff is going to have to resign because of corruption scandals has several in the German Government. Nobody can sucess in courting him. One of the biggest scandals is reason to give money with money from Germans who pay tax in Germany for a filmmaker!