The full Graham Norton Show episode. It was hilarious! That Joan Rivers is a hoot.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined little ol’ me chatting online with Jake Gyllenhaal but thanks to MSN movies (click on the link, the chat is still there, not sure for how long) this actually happened a few hours ago:
Should the webchat not be there any longer when you read this, you can read its highlights here.
I’m sure many of you were eagerly waiting for someone to finally ask him this crucial question.
Kon asked: When are you going to shave your beard?
Jake: After the run of my play, which ends Dec 23rd, I start shooting another movie a few weeks later, so depending on the external trappings that character will have… This beard is for the play I’m doing now.
He’ll shave in less than a month, then. I guess he’ll get a haircut too. I’m not happy, but I know you all are breathing a sigh of relief. To each his own.
No more of this
Fine. I’ll get over it (just kidding).
More from the chat.
Erin asked: Jake, what’s the strangest thing a fan has ever said to you?
Jake: I’ve never really found anythng a fan said to me strange. People definitely have a lot to say and there are many different opinions and they express them to me. What I think is wonderful about being public with your career, is that people are allowed to express themselves. Nothing strange though, I’ve been doing it long enough not to find anybody strange, everybody is unique.
Em asked: You travel a lot. What aspect do you enjoy the most about travelling? Whats your favourite thing about London?
Jake: My fave thing about travelling is how each culture expresses themselves stylistically and culinarily. I love food, so it’s wonderful to explore that side of any culture. Some of my closest friends live in and around London and that’s what i love the most about London. A handful of my closest friends are British.
This is one of my faves, which I dedicate to all the followers of that infamous Twitter fake account (Jake_Gyllenhaal)
For those of you unfamiliar with that word, “Luddite” is a term describing those opposed to industrialization, automation, computerization or new technologies in general. Gotta love a man who answers with a term like that.
After the webchat Jake, The Beard and The Hair ran to the BBC1 Radio studios where they chatted graciously with a very happy Nick Grimshaw
You can watch and listen to them chatting here
Something he shared during the chat with Grimmy:
“If I wasn’t acting I’d be a cook, or working on the line in a kitchen, which is actually a dream of mine, so I’d be doing that,” Jake told BBC Radio One.“I don’t have anything I like to cook especially but I like to go down to the farmers’ market and then cook with what’s in season. I like to go back to the old school, Beastie Boys style with my cooking. It’s all about the fresh produce!”
Jake is currently promoting his movie End of Watch in the UK. He’s been enjoying his visit to London, and told how he bumped into his old friend British singer Lily Allen by chance yesterday. Jake joked that when he first knew Lily she was a teenager who hung around on the set of his 2005 movie Proof, as her mother Alison Owen was the film’s producer.
“I ran into Lily Allen yesterday. Yes, she is a bit of a British icon. We were at a restaurant and she was there having lunch. She was going to see my movie End of Watch, coincidently, at the time of speaking. I’ve met her before, her mum produced the movie called Proof that I was in with Gwyneth Paltrow,” Jake explained. “I knew her then, which was before she started singing. When I knew her then she was a teenager, and she’s the same now!”
The actor explained what he is like as a friend. He always speaks his mind, which lands him in trouble occasionally. Jake joked that he likes to hang out with his non-famous friends so he gets all the limelight at dinner parties.
“I pride myself on being brutally honest, I always say something honest but the other person doesn’t always like it. I’ll then have to make up for it by sending flowers or something,” Jake admitted.
“I do have a lot of actor pals, but actually most of my pals aren’t. They are not a scary as me. I like to be the centre of attention at dinner parties [laughing].” (source)
Someone was glad to be at work today
Not content yet, an Empire podcast followed
An interview triple bill for you on this week’s Empire Podcast with actor Jake Gyllenhaal (End Of Watch), director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers) and producer Stephen Woolley (Great Expectations) all dropping by to talk a whole load of glorious waffle with the team.
Listen to it here
Apparently he was then headed to the British GQ premises
Watch this space for more from London and don’t forget he’ll be on the Graham Norton Show tonight!