WEIRDLAND: April 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal: trying on a coat, that's what acting is

Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of 'Source Code' in Montreal on 22nd April 2010. Pictures courtesy of

Jake Gyllenhaal in WonderCon 2010 San Francisco, CA, on 3rd April, 2010

Scan of "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" in Fotogramas Spanish magazine.

"On a recent trip to the Bay Area to promote the Disney adventure film, Gyllenhaal seem wide-eyed but also amused by his career detour into blockbuster madness. He grinned at more than 4,000 fans who cheered him at a pop-culture expo called WonderCon but also kept an ironic detachment from the scene; during a question-and-answer session a fan asked the actor what moment in history would he visit if he could turn back time (as his character in the movie can do), and after a pause he answered with a straight face: "I would go back and watch my birth."
Jake Gyllenhaal & Gemma Arterton as Dastan and Tamina in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"

"I actually jump out of a window and land on the back of my horse, just like in the old movies, Zorro-style," Gyllenhaal said with the expression of a teenager who just hopped off, like, the best roller coaster ever. It's no surprise the athletic actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," finds himself going from indie-spirited work into the Comic-Con cinema zone; that's the template these days after the success of Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale and Tobey Maguire in massive summer franchises.
"He's a big, robust guy, he's really a general, like how you imagine a D.W. Griffith might carry himself on the set," Gyllenhaal said. "He would use a bullhorn if you handed him one. He's got this bellowing, old-school British accent -- you hear him from behind the camera, 'That's smashing, Jake, smashing. Well done, my boy.' You're not living in 'The Sheltering Sky' but it's easy to pretend you were in this old British Empire moment."
"I grew up with filmmakers and I consider myself a filmmaker, sort of, but as an actor taking on a role I know that I'm just a piece of a situation. What I mean by that is you become part of the story that will be up there on the screen and that makes you want to try a really wide variety of situations. You try on a coat, you wear for it a while and you give it back. That's what acting is. I know this is going to sound simple or maybe even trite, but for a filmmaker there's a real devotion to the movie -- an investment -- but sometimes as an actor you just want to try something on." Source:

Happy 28th Birthday, Kirsten Dunst!

Happy 28th Birthday to the indefinably special, lovely Kirsten Dunst! Please, be very happy this day with your family and friends, Kiki :) love & best wishes from Jake Weird! Inez, I have your back - you have always been grateful of my constant supporting of Kirsten.
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Oscars Party in Beverly Hills, CA
Kirsten Dunst with Jake's mom Naomi Foner.

Kirsten Dunst with her brother Christian attending the 79th Academy Awards.

"While the Oscars and Golden Globes may be glam events, nothing can top the gorg gowns at the Met ball! The event isn’t until next week, (May 3, to be exact!), but news of what some celebs will be sporting is already starting to come out! The Gap, which is a major sponsor of the star-studded evening will also design dresses for the event, and believe it or not, this doesn’t mean gowns made of jersey and denim. The brand’s designer, Patrick Robinson, has teamed up with super talented designers to craft gowns for the big night! Although we’ll have to wait for the big night to see the actual designs, we do know which designers and celebs are paired up.
Kirsten Dunst at Rodarte Fall 2010 Fashion Show NY

Kirsten Dunst wearing a Rodarte dress So far: A-listers Vera Farmiga and Jessica Alba will wear Sophie Theallet for Gap, singer M.I.A and starlet Zoe Kravitz will wear Alexander Wang for Gap, Kerry Washington and Riley Keough will wear Thakoon for Gap, and Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert will don Rodarte for Gap".

"Jake has been up in Montreal filming Source Code where Dunst was in town, prior to heading to the Tribeca Film Festival, where we must say, she's been looking fab.

Sources tell us Jake and Kirsten casually ran into each other a few times while they were out, and then possibly made it a more purposeful bump-in later on.

They seem to be on totally good terms".

Thursday, April 29, 2010

In their shoes (sandals, boots, etc.)

Emilie de Ravin wearing high heels suede boots by Emilio Pucci.High heels suede boots by Emilio Pucci.Michelle Monaghan wearing strappy sandals by Derek Lam.Yellow & black strappy sandals by Derek Lam.Kate Hudson wearing black high heels by Brian Atwood.Black high heels by Brian Atwood.
Emmy Rossum wearing white Boktier sandals.Black Boktier sandals.
Scarlett Johansson wearing strappy high heels by Derek Lam.
Black strappy high heels by Derek Lam.
Amanda Seyfried wearing Roger Vivier high heels.Roger Vivier high heels.Gemma Arterton wearing DKNY strappy sandals.DKNY strappy sandals.

Gemma Arterton: "Jake Gyllenhaal is fit"

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Acción" Spanish magazine.
Scan featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal from L'Officiel magazine (France)
Jake Gyllenhaal, photos on the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) pictures by

Gemma Arterton & Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE: PRINCESS TAMINA

"Gemma Arterton thinks her 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' co-star Jake Gyllenhaal is a ''fit and funny'' man.
Gemma Arterton thinks Jake Gyllenhaal is "fit".
The British beauty - who stars alongside the handsome actor in upcoming adventure movie 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - admits she was attracted to her co-star, but not as much as her fiance.
Scan of Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton from "Empire" magazine (Russia)

Gemma said: "Jake was a very, very funny guy. He's really nice. He's quite serious when it comes to his work. He works hard and he is a perfectionist. But he likes to make jokes and he's fun. He's funny. And he is fit, of course".