Jake Gyllenhaal gave what sounds like a rather difficult interview where he made it very clear that he's not a fan of questions about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.
The actor, who is well-known for remaining guarded about his personal life, made it clear he had no intention of opening up about details of his past relationships when promoting new film Gyllenhaal first appeared to feel that the journalist interviewing him was not giving enough respect to the "craft" of acting, after the pair spoke about the lengths he goes to transform himself for a particular role.
Cue even more ‘uncomfortably tense’ awkward silence.
The stand-off almost ended when Jones asked if he’d like to move on to the next topic of the interview, to which Gyllenhaal answered: ‘I would love not to talk about my personal life.’ But old mate Tim wanted to poke the proverbial bear just a little bit more, challenging the actor with his argument he was only raising topics already in the ‘public domain’.
"I think when you're in a relationship, you are constantly scrutinised, your friends are scrutinised, but..." Gyllenhaal began, before apparently trailing off and just silently staring at Jonze until the latter asked if he had heard the songs by Swift said to be about him. The awkward moment recalls a recent interview with Tom Hiddleston, who also dated Swift, where he implied that he would really like it if the press stopped asking him about her.
"I would love not to talk about my personal life," he responded, and the interview was moved on... After a reporter asked him if he regretted the publicity surrounding the relationship he replied: "What should I regret, in your mind?
And they meandered around Brooklyn, all: Things didn't get much better from there, with Gyllenhaal circling back to the Taylor issue during a rant about fascism."Art, movies...they're political whether you're saying something overtly or not," he mused. No wonder, probably, people are trying to defund it!
Things almost spectacularly derailed for journalist Tim Jones at The Guardian while quizzing the 36-year-old on his prior relationship with Tay Tay, during a publicity interview for sci-fi flick Life.
I would rather not talk about this if that’s alright.’ He then added: ‘I’m just thinking about this. ‘I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don’t conflict the two.
takes a look at one particular survivor — and his struggle long after that tragic day.
The actor, who is set to appear in the sci-fi/horror film about a six-person crew on the International Space Station that discovers life outside Earth, is known to go to extreme physical and mental lengths when preparing for a character.