Monday, 5 November 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal video update - plus Viola Davis joins Prisoners

Tonight is Bonfire Night - I therefore want to apologise in advance for any typoes caused by me leaping out of my skin when the neighbours let off yet another rocket. Time for a quick message from our sponsor...


Prisoners is growing by the week. This week it was revealed that Viola Davis - fresh from appearing in Won't Back Down with Maggie Gyllenhaal - is joining Jake, Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Good to also hear that plans are afoot to sell the movie to international distributors this week.

Meanwhile If There Is... continues to grab attention. The play is in full swing again after Hurricane Sandy with Jake back to handing out hugs. Yesterday Jake and co-star Brian O'Byrne spoke with NY1 about the play. Thanks to IHJ for the link.



Jake's latest movie End of Watch has yet to reach many of us and so the buzz is still buzzing. In this article, Jake and Michael Pena chat about director David Ayer's manner of praise and Michael marvels at Jake's intense appreciation for yoghurt.

'"His response to liking something is, 'That didn't suck,'" Jake laughed. Michael added: "'That sucked less.' Or, 'Do some other sh*t.' In rehearsals too, he was really rough."' The two actors added they nicknamed the script talks with David 'Poison Meetings' as he was always so open with them. He was never afraid to pull them up on things which weren't quite right, with both men admitting the movie is better for it. '"They really worked. They got you motivated," Michael said. "They'd usually come after sparring, after we'd gone home and showered quickly or whatever."'

[Jake introducing End of Watch to UK audiences]

'Michael worked hard to stay in shape for the movie. Jake didn't have to work out quite so much and wasn't always thoughtful when it came to his co-star's diet. "Remember dude, with your [frozen yoghurt] when you were like, 'Mmmm! Oh my God, it's so good! Mike, you want some?’" Michael laughed. Jake giggled: "Then I said, 'You wanna go for a run later?'"'


And finally...

A reminder of sunnier, warmer, less beardy days...




5 comments:

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Evening everyone! Hope those of you who celebrate it are having a good Bonfire Night!

Best of fortune to American friends for the election tomorrow...

Bright Moon Crystals said...

Democrats make better lovers - would be nice to test that out ;-)....with Jake of course

BBMISwear said...

Great update WDW! It's so good to still be seeing bits here and there on EoW as it moves across the globe.

And what a great blast from the past political picture - I always loved that one! Jake's name keeps popping up on Hollywood type lists as giving extra support to Obama during this last push of campaigning (as are tons of actors, musicians, etc.). Big day tomorrow in the states and then a nor'easter coming to the same area as Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday/Thursday (or as we say here in New England "a Nor-Eas-Tuh)! All reports say not half as bad as the last storm but the last thing the people in NYC and NJ need is more rain and wind (and it's already hitting freezing temps - and a lot of these people don't have power - which means no heat)! Ugh! Positive thoughts for all (and for the guy that better win tomorrow)!!

:-)

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi BMC!

Thanks so much, BBMISwear :-) Just what the North East needs - more rain! Possibly not. I saw that about Jake making a last-minute donation. Fingers crossed that it all turns out ok.

Have a good evening everyone!

Anonymous said...

we luckied out here in VA, we got some bad winds from Sandy, and yesterday's coastal storm just brought some coldy conditions and rain.

I feel for all the NY and NJ peeps. I pray that there are no more storms for a long time to come.

Sweetpea