Jake Gyllenhaal Fan

Jake is on cover of August Details magazine, to promote his new film Southpaw. The interview is posted on their website, and you can read some excerpts below. Scans will be uploaded asap.

From the sociopathic, hollowed-out scavenger of Nightcrawler to the desperate, bulked-up brawler in this month’s Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal has pushed his body and psyche to the brink, cementing his status as an Oscar front-runner and Hollywood’s most dangerous man.

“People say, ‘You made all these changes in your life, and all your movies seem so different now. I really like the movies you’re making now,'” Gyllenhaal says. “Which implies that they didn’t . . .” There is a knowing smile and a low, mischievous chuckle. In truth, he’s been making dark, interesting movies for a long time, since Donnie Darko in 2001, and wrestling with masculine archetypes in many others: as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, a marine sniper in Jarhead, even the money-hungry ass man of Love & Other Drugs. It may be Gyllenhaal’s life, more than his movies, that has changed.

“I was trying to figure out a lot of stuff,” he says. He was in his twenties, unsure of his “place in things.” That’s the way he puts it now. He put it more bluntly to David Ayer, the director of End of Watch, as Ayer recounted in a 2012 interview with the entertainment-news website HitFix: “I’m sick of everything,” he recalled Gyllenhaal telling him. “I’m sick of my life and I want to change it.”

At a distance, it feels less like a sickness than a search. “We’re all told we’re going to get to a place where those things will come together, where we’ll somehow be whole or happy or whatever it is,” he says. “So I went searching.”

Read the whole interview on details.com.

Check below some round up of reviews from Little Shop of Horrors.

Vulture – Most of the actors, though not Greene, read from their scripts at times, and a number of slip-ups and near-pratfalls added to the feeling of fresh discovery. Certainly Gyllenhaal contributed to that feeling. Though an attempt to make him look unprepossessing will only get you so far (his ugly is about at Jon Hamm level), he cleanly hit all the charmingly diffident notes of the part — and turns out to be a compelling singer, too.

Theatermania – Under the serviceable but not always rigorous direction of Dick Scanlan, the other members of the cast achieve this effect to varying degrees. While his vocals are merely adequate, Gyllenhaal offers a believable and fully realized Seymour, complete with physical transformation. Hands habitually jammed in his pockets and shoulders slumped forward, he speaks with just the hint of a stutter. You would never guess this nebbish is the same actor who plays the hulking boxer in Southpaw.

NYDaily News – As Seymour, the plant-shop shlub who unwittingly breeds a man-eating shrub, a bearded and bespectacled Gyllenhaal is game and endearing, but a bit buttoned-up and pot-bound. Seymour’s meek, not monochromatic. However, the star of the upcoming “Southpaw” is a good singer who hits all his notes in the pastiche-peppy score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Huffington Post – That unceasing appreciation continues when at the curtain call Jake Gyllenhaal, who’s played shlumpy Audrey II botanist Seymour chooses to leave Greene alone on stage for a final solo bow. This is after the classy Gyllenhaal has proved a revelation in his role. Seeming to have spent time watching Woody Allen doing his deferential shtick, the versatile actor (why no Oscar nomination for last year’s Nightcrawler?) sings as if a musical comedy veteran.

Deadline – Gyllenhaal’s zhlubby, bespectacled Seymour adds yet another accomplished, unexpected character to the range of stage roles the movie star has taken on; his singing showed both delicacy and, in Seymour’s rousing duet with Greene, “Suddenly Seymour,” considerable power. Flower power, I guess.

NY Times – Mr. Gyllenhaal, who gave a knockout dramatic performance in Nick Payne’s “Constellations” this year, turns into a young nerd’s dream of a musical matinee idol as Seymour, the schlemiel who unwittingly adopts a plant that plans to devour the universe. He can sing, too, more than passably and with a goofy ardor that matches Ms. Greene’s. I don’t care what the age gap is between them; these two have sweet, sweet chemistry.

NY Post – Never mind whether he can sing: Can Jake sell a joke? To everybody’s surprise, including maybe his own, Jake Gyllenhaal is appealingly funny and sweet in Encores’ semi-staged concert of the comic musical “Little Shop of Horrors” — playing City Center for just two days.
Not bad for a guy who’s best known for heavy-duty movies like “Brokeback Mountain” and “Nightcrawler,” and a pair of somber-minded plays (most recently Broadway’s “Constellations”). Yet there he is, marking his grand entrance as meek florist Seymour with a pratfall. Things barely picked up for poor Seymour, who spends most of the show trying to feed a blood-thirsty plant — played by Eddie Cooper in a gigantic green furry coat and oversize glasses that made him look like Funkadelic’s George Clinton.

USA Today – Jake Gyllenhaal, making his professional musical theater debut in the beloved Howard Ashman/Alan Menken show, was as delightful and endearing as anyone could have expected in the role of Seymour, a good-natured nebbish who inadvertently creates a man-eating plant.

Theatermania – The mood was ecstatic last night for the first of three concert performances of Little Shop of Horrors, the nearly perfect 1982 musical that’s the centerpiece of this summer’s “Encores! Off-Center” series. (The two remaining performances are today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) In the dark before the purple curtain rose, the sound of the first guitar chords drew cheers of recognition; later, the evening’s big celebrity draw, Jake Gyllenhaal, though costumed for his role as the nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, was welcomed like a rock god. So too were the trio of singing urchins (Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks, and Ramona Keller) who act as the show’s sassy chorus, and the adorable little boy (Anwar Kareem) who did nothing much but carry around the bloodlusting Venus flytrap that eventually (in a larger form played by Eddie Cooper) eats Cleveland. Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam, making his New York stage debut as the sadistic, nitrous-oxide-huffing dentist Orin Scrivello, got laughs before he opened his mouth. It was that kind of evening. Even the dentist’s chair got entrance applause.

You can check in our gallery over 100 HQ pictures from last night.

Digital scans from Empire Magazine’s August issue has now been added. There’s an interview with Jake, plus Southpaw review. Enjoy!

Jake appeared this week on Mystery Show podcast, to solve the mystery on how tall he is. You can listen it below, Jake’s part starts on 27 minutes mark.

Source: Popsugar

Watch below the interview Jake did yesterday to Le Grand Journal:

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