While shooting our film ‘Everest,’ I had the honor of meeting some incredible human beings from Nepal. Kind, generous, selfless people. Their country is experiencing unfathomable tragedy.
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Jake and director Antoine Fuqua did a very vrief interview to Access Hollywood on the arrivals for HBO/Showtime party on Saturday, which you can watch above. Jake also did a interview to People, talking about his training for the film. Check it:
“The amount of time you have to put into it, the sacrifice that you put into your body, it’s not something that you’re eager to do again, it’s a huge commitment. One thing I know, and we always talk about, is whatever you put into your character, how much commitment you have to put into the movie, all of that energy is in the film, I can feel that energy when people see the film.”
I hate to be so thoughtful, but I would say when you see what people really do when you’re playing a character – I’ve had the opportunity to play a police officer, I’ve had the opportunity to play a sociopath, I’ve had the opportunity to play military, a boxer – and particularly the jobs in the military and the jobs that are physical like this, you’re an actor. There is nothing hard compared to what the people do for real.”
A new TV Spot aired on Saturday in honor of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. It’s very similar from the already released trailer, and you can watch it below:
The gallery was updated with two new Southpaw production stills, one of them featuring Jake with his co-star Rachel McAdams – this one was previously featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Movie’s Preview. The movie will be released on July 24 in the U.S. and U.K.
In which we can call as a kick off on Southpaw promotion, Jake and director Antoine Fuqua attended last Saturday (02) the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. HBO and Showtime hosted a pre party before the fight and Jake gave a few interviews while arriving. Check pictures in our gallery:
Yahoo exclusively released the first teaser poster for “Southpaw“. It features a close-up of Jake as Billy Hope and also features a nice article on how he prepared for the role. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and also stars Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker and will be released on July 24, 2015 in the U.S. and U.K.
Gyllenhaal trained for six months before filming even began last June in Pittsburgh, PA. As Claybon recalls, Gyllenhaal was nowhere near fighting shape when he started training. First off, he was still fairly thin following his well-documented 30-pound weight loss for last year’s crime drama Nightcrawler. For Southpaw, Claybon confirms that Gyllenhaal returned to his normal weight and then gained 15 pounds of pure muscle.
Secondly, the actor didn’t know much about boxing. “I was blown away over how much work I had to do because of his rhythm, coordination, and timing,” the Los Angeles-based trainer recalls of the first time he saw the actor shadowbox, adding with a laugh that it appeared he’d received some bad coaching prior to their first meeting. After a week though, Gyllenhaal’s sheer determination shined through. “Every day, he was eager to learn more and more about the sport,” says Claybon.