New candids of Jake out & about in NYC yesterday (September 14th) have been added to the gallery.
I first spot Jake Gyllenhaal in the lobby of the InterContinental Hotel in Toronto wearing a button-down shirt and sunglasses. I am supposed to interview him in 20 minutes about his role in “Nightcrawler,” an enthralling new genre flick about a psychotic freelance cameramen who films crime scenes for local news programs. These freelancers, or nightcrawlers—unscrupulous vampires of the night—listen to police scanners for brutal car crashes and headline-worthy crimes, then speed to the scene and film what they can. The resulting footage gets sold to local outlets for cash. The general rule of thumb: the bloodier the scene, the bigger the payout.
Unfortunately, due to the hectic nature of film festivals, my interview with Gyllenhaal about this role gets pushed back more than an hour, and I am eventually asked if I’d like to conduct the conversation in the car on the way to his next press opportunity. “Absolutely,” I reply.
Jake Gyllenhaal joins Jian to discuss his intense and frightening role in Nightcrawler, a noir thriller about an ambulance-chasing crime photographer. The Oscar-nominated actor plays Lou Bloom, a wild-eyed drifter and petty thief who becomes a freelance cameraman specializing in gruesome footage.
Gyllenhaal reflects on privacy and voyeurism; shares how he got into the head of his sociopathic character; and explains why he’s drawn to challenging and often darker roles.
“I’m not afraid of going into a world like the world of night crawler. I think that it’s enlightening,” he tells Jian. “It’s one of the darker movies that I’ve made, and so to me that’s great light.”
Watch the full 30-minute interview with Jake after the jump, courtesy of CBC Radio.
Jake was spotted attending the premiere of ‘The Equalizer’ last night during the Toronto Film Festival.
Public Appearances > 2014 > ‘The Equalizer’ Premiere – Toronto Film Festival