"Source Code" Spoilers - Jake Gyllenhaal Interviews

Spanish Poster of "Source Code" (2011)

"Source Code" *SPOILERS*:

Where Does The Source Code Take Place?
So the Source Code is a government computer program that allows Gyllenhaal's Captain Colter Stevens to jump into another man's body — a guy named Sean Fentressis, who died in a terrorist train bombing — to experience the final eight minutes of his life in an attempt to prevent the terrorist from detonating a second bomb. But is what Gyllenhaal experiences just a computer simulation? Or is it actually real?

"The idea is that it's a simulator, but it actually opens up access to a parallel reality", Jones explained. "It literally creates new realities where things can happen in very different ways. Every time Colter is sent into the Source Code, they're creating a new reality where a new terrorist event occurs. So in a sense, every time Colter fails, they actually created a new terrorist event."

Why'd They Make The Terrorist a Lone Gunman?As Gyllenhaal searches the train for the bomber, he finds himself engaging in more than a little bit of racial profiling. As it turns out, the true culprit is not some clich├ęd terrorist ripped from an old "24" script, but a lone gunman type who wants to bring about a new world order. The upside of such a storytelling choice is it avoids coloring the film with political baggage. The downside is the revelation of the terrorist is a bit of a letdown: He's just some random dude with a grudge.

According to Jones, though, the choice of the terrorist was another chance for "Source Code" to play with audience expectations. "That was the fun of the script," he said. "Colter Stevens makes these assumptions based on what you would assume is the obvious choice. There are lots of great red herrings — you think it's this person, you think it's that person. And to make it an obvious choice, in a way, would lack the punch of where we go."

What About the Paradox at the End?
As the plot wraps up, Colter, who we've learned is being held at the Source Code facility, ends up not only preventing the second bombing but also the original one on the train. He permanently ends up in Fentressis' body, and no terrorist event ever comes to pass. That sets up a classic time-travel paradox of which Jones was well aware.
"The idea that Colter Stevens, by going into this parallel reality and stopping the bomb going off, means that he was never sent on a mission in the first place," the director said. "In that reality, he must still exist at the facility. For sci-fi geeks like myself, that was a paradox I needed to address."
"He's seeing flashes of this surreal experience that he can't figure out," Jones explained. "Over the course of the film, he sees more and more until eventually, he's coming to recognize this potential future where he's able to get out of the train and experience a life beyond those eight minutes."
Will There Be a Sequel?
While the movie hardly qualifies as a blockbuster — it grossed $15 million over its opening weekend — Gyllenhaal sees a lot of room for a sequel.

"I think it'd be fascinating if Sean Fentressis is somebody that [the government] wanted to find," he said. "Because it opens up a number of stories that are fascinating to me. To me, there really is no ending to this movie — and that's what's so cool about it." Source: www.mtv.com

-You won an award for your performance in the London revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth. Did your stage work influence your approach to Source Code?

-Yes! I would often do six or seven pages of script in that pod by myself. I’d play a whole scene out, then director Duncan Jones would let me go right back in. So it wasn’t about gathering pieces, it was more like theatre. I felt very empowered as an actor, as you would on stage.
-So even within the repetitive scenes you found variations?

-To free up the actor’s instrument, you have to give yourself permission to feel you don’t have to hit a mark or the same result and you’ll get somewhere fascinating if you just let yourself go free. Every actor is different. Some actors like to know they have to hit a bull’s eye – but I’m not one of those actors.

-I hear you were responsible for bringing Jones on board.
-I had a relationship with one of the producers, who sent me Ben Riley’s script, which was an amazing read. But I also thought its success would depend on the director, and I immediately thought of Duncan. He and I had a general meeting about a part he wanted me to play in another movie. As we were saying goodbye I said, “There’s a script you might be interested in,” and he said, “Okay, cool, send it to me.” I thought he’d never want to do it, but five days later he said, “I’m in.”

-Did the theatre vibe you felt while working on Source Code also extend to your fellow actors?
When you make a movie like this, a smaller film you’ve kind of been championing from the beginning, and certain things go your way – like getting Duncan, and the casting of Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright, who created my favourite character on stage in Angels in America, and Michelle Monaghan, who is a really reactive actor – people will often say, “Oh this is a star-driven vehicle.” But I reject that notion, because I really felt part of a company of actors making this movie. Which was so important because, more than the explosions and action, Source Code is really about character". Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

Watch the video: Jake Gyllenhaal’s surprise appearance on Weekend Update. Andy Samberg co-stars in the skit as Nicolas Cage.

Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson on ‘Water For Elephants’ - Access Hollywood

Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon attending ACM Awards on 3rd April 2011

Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson chat with Access’ Shaun Robinson about playing lovers in their tpcoming film, “Water For Elephants”. How was their on-set chemistry? Plus, the duo reminisces about working with each other in the 2004 movie, “Vanity Fair” where Robert played Reese’s son. Source: www.accesshollywood.com

Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon on the ACM Awards video & pics

Recorded on April 3, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.
Robert Pattinson on the ACM Awards 4/3/11

Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon on the ACM Awards 4/3/11
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson presented the Top Female Vocalist awardat the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV. April 3, 2011

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth - wedding exclusive in People magazine
Reese Witherspoon in Elle UK magazine - May 2011 Cover Preview

Adult Darko approaches Gyllenhaal, Charlie Sheen's Adult Torpedo Show in Detroit

Jake Gyllenhaal arriving at the Apple store in SoHo, on 1st April 2011

“I had a guy come up to me in a supermarket and say ‘Hey man, I make adult films under the name Johnny Darko, because that’s my favourite movie”, laughed Jake in an interview with Empire. “It was an interesting interaction. But I was... flattered?”

Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal in Empire UK magazine, scanned by www.wetdarkandwild.com

Jake is currently promoting the thriller "Source Code", where he portrays Colter Stevens, and he appreciates his character’s name in the film. The star admits he always seems to be blessed with parts involving unusual monikers.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Donnie Darko in "Donnie Darko" (2001) directed by Richard Kelly

“It’s kind of a great military name... I do get the far-out names. Donnie Darko remains the one to beat”, he added. Source: www.musicrooms.net

After splitting with Kelly Preston, Charlie Sheen moved on with adult film actress Ginger Lynn Allen, whom he dated on-and-off for five years. "When Charlie's sober, he's sweet, kind, loving, generous", she told PEOPLE. Sheen denied in Maxim magazine as "completely ridiculous" a tabloid rumor that he liked prostitutes dressed as cheerleaders.
Charlie Sheen dated Ginger Lynn Allen on/off from 1990 – 1995

After Charlie Sheen was booed off stage and humiliated he gained the courage to come back out to say hi to his true fans who stuck around.

"The humiliation, however, wasn’t easy to watch. It’s one thing to read about the missteps of the rich and famous; it’s another to see a celebrity fall flat on his face in front of several thousand people. Rage, Sheen’s default mode, wasn’t an option. The fed-up hordes at the sold-out Fox would have trampled him. The indulgent love of his fans had transformed into deep distrust, if not disgust.
The audible mockery directed at him was having an effect. Flushed with embarrassment, Sheen suggested, like a cool kid suddenly getting picked on in gym class, that it was time for a break. “You need someone else's genius for a few minutes”, he said after floundering with questions from the audience.
What had we witnessed? Sheen's psychiatric exhibitionism had morphed into something more embarrassing: a theatrical meltdown. This torpedo of truth wasn’t what anyone expected". — Charles McNulty in Detroit Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com

"First the U.S. automaker recession, and now this. Charlie Sheen unleashed his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour on the Motor City on Saturday night before a crowd that greeted the actor with an adoring standing ovation and concluded with booing and walk-outs.

8:53 — The show officially begins with a mock iPhone ad, advertising the “MaSheen”. This app will be used throughout the show to introduce each segment. Two attractive scantily clad women — contest winners Kelly Jean and Lisa Jaques — come onstage to sing the national anthem before a waving flag. They’re not exactly great singers. “Do it topless!” one audience member shouts.
8:58 — Film clips are playing onscreen. Die Hard, Midnight Express, Taxi Driver, Animal House, Sheen’s own Platoon, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and (of course) Apocalypse Now. There’s no context, just the violent clips. One imagines it’s like being inside Sheen’s fever dream and the experience is taking on a Clockwork Orange quality.
9:00 — Two goddesses are now making out onstage. And finally, Charlie Sheen returns. He holds up a sports shirt of the style that’s worn by his Two and a Half Men character and puts it on. The audience gamely boos. The Two and a Half Men theme song plays and is intercut with a scene from a classic film of a man screaming “Turn it off!” Then, Sheen grabs a Detroit Tigers shirt instead. The crowd roars and gives him a standing ovation. Regarding the Men shirt, Sheen says, “Take that out and burn it.” On video, the girls burn the shirt backstage.

9:08 — Sheen: “I am finally here to identify and train the Vatican assassin locked inside each and every one of you.”
9:13 – Sheen: “They took my awesome children… They took my sometimes bitchin’ job… And when they thought there was nothing left, they tried to take my heart and brain and titanium spine. But they could not.” Audience growing restless. This show is all pump-up, no narrative.

9:15 — OK, nobody understands a word Sheen is saying. “Is anybody else as confused by this s— as I am?” he finally asks. There are roars from the crowd. “I wrote every word!” Later, a cab driver tells me that it’s about this time that angry fans began walking out of the theatre.
9:20 — People start booing Sheen. Not playing around, but actually booing him. Sheen yells, “I already got your money, dude!”
9:43 — Sheen tells the audience, “You paid your hard-earned money without knowing what this show was about.” He asks if people have any questions. A girl from the audience asks for his best pornstar story. Sheen doesn’t want to tell that one. He’s starts telling a story about getting his car stolen — he says the story involves crack — but nobody wants to hear it. Another woman asks for a hug. He gives it to her and that’s nice — pretty much the whole audience could use one at this point.When Oliver Stone or whoever makes the inevitable biopic on Charlie Sheen’s life, tonight’s event is definitely making the final cut".
Source: insidetv.ew.com

Source Code: Many Worlds Featurette

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan as Colter Stevens and Christina filming "Source Code"

"Summit Entertainment has just released a brand new featurette for its new thriller Source Code, which arrives in theaters across the country Today, April 1. Click on the video player below for an in-depth analysis on the "many worlds" of this sci-fi adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright". Source: www.movieweb.com

JoBlo.com interviews Jake Gyllenhaal about "Source Code"

JoBlo.com interviews SOURCE CODE star Jake Gyllenhaal

"Jake Gyllenhaal is not only one of the most talented young actors in Hollywood, he also happens to be a huge fan of JoBlo.com. Already that makes him pretty cool. Yet it is his impressive resume that really shines. From his critically acclaimed performance in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, to his cult hero in DONNIE DARKO, he has created some fascinating characters in his career".
He continues with his work in Duncan Jones latest, SOURCE CODE.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Daily Telegraph magazine, April 2011

"When we sat down with Jake he spoke openly about his respect and excitement working with Duncan. In what is a terrific performance as Colter Stevens, he talks about finding a connection to the director and the fact that he is allergic to cats". Source: www.joblo.com

Charlie Sheen (A fool such as I) video

A video featuring pictures of Charlie Sheen, stills from "Wall Street", "Platoon", "The Chase", etc. some of his scenes from "Two and a half men" (with Jon Cryer, Melanie Lynskey, Emmanuelle Vaugier), scenes from "Hot Shots" with Valeria Golino and Jon Cryer, pics with his wives Denise Richards, Brooke Mueller and Donna Peele, his girlfriends Ginger Lynn Allen, Kelly Preston, Natalie Kenly, etc.

Songs "A fool such as I"/"Now and then" by Bob Dylan, "A fool such as I" by Elvis Presley and "Please rise" by Lambchop

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Duncan Jones at Meet The Filmmakers: 'Source Code'

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Duncan Jones attending Meet The Filmmakers: 'Source Code' on 1st April, 2011 in New York City

If you have 3.5 minutes to spend with Jake Gyllenhaal, what’s the first thing you’d ask him? If you said “How do you get your facial hair so freakin’ perfect?” OMG, us too! But while chatting with Jake for his new action flick, Source Code (out today!), we obvs had to ask him other stuff, like, ya know, what it’s like to be a celebrity and if he believes in fate. The usual.
As for his co-star Michelle Monaghan? She let us in on some of Jake’s finest qualities… Source: www.teen.com