Jake Gyllenhaal Says ‘Of Course’ He Would Want To Play Christian Grey! [AUDIO]
Jake Gyllenhaal called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday to talk about his new movie “End of Watch,” getting tased, proper house guest etiquette, and would he want to play the lead role in “Fifty Shades of Grey?”
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie
There have been rumors that Jake name is being thrown around to play Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. “That’s super flattering. I have not heard that, but if that’s true that’s a nice thing, always nice to be considered,” Jake says. So, would he be interested in playing the sexy lead? “Of course, I always want to work, of course!”
On Staying at Jerry Seinfeld’s
“We showed the movie [End of Watch] over in the Hamptons. That was an interesting crowd, because it was very different form the crowd that’s in the movie and the world that you experience in the movie. Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld hosted the screening, because they’re fans of the movie, they’ve seen the movie before they just wanted to show a lot of people particularly in their world that movie. So, that was really special, it was really nice of them,” he says. Jake was even a guest at the Seinfeld’s house. So, did he strip the bed afterwards as proper stay over etiquette? “Let me tell you something, I’m a really good guest, that is very important. My mom taught me well. So, the answer to that question is YES.”
Training For ‘End of Watch’
“Me and Michael Peña spent 5 months on the streets, like 2 or 3 timers a week with LAPD and Sheriffs department and Inglewood PD. Just doing ride alongs from like 4pm until 4am at night,” he tells us. Did Jake ever fear for his life during this experience? “We were protected. We were with some pretty amazing officers when we were out there, but definitely. We were responding with the officers to domestic violence disputes and attempted murders and murders, stolen vehicles. So, there were a number of times where I got a little nervous.”
Jake Got Tased!
“I did get tased. We were at the Police Academy, they asked us if we wanted to try it out and me being me said, ‘yeah, of course, yeah!’ Actually they gave us a choice between pepper spray and being tased,” He tells us. So, why did Jake choose the taser over pepper spray? “It’s long and painful, it last for like 45 minutes and the taser just last for 5 seconds.” He admits at the moment the taser is debilitating. “But afterwards it’s actually kind of relaxing. After you’ve had thousands and thousands of volts of electricity going through your body.”
On End of Watch
“It was written and directed by David Ayer, who wrote ‘Training Day’ and ‘Street Kings.’ David grew up in South East LA and he knows that area so well. He know the police officers there, the gangsters there, he knows that wold so well. His intention was to make a movie that felt like you were on a ride along with two officers. That you were in their car in the middle of their friendship, then every time they would hop out you’re with them,” he says.
Jake continues, “Our characters wore cameras on their body the whole time, like many police officers do now days. The gangster in the movie and eventually the cartel in the movie also have cameras. So, everything is being filmed from the first person point of view and that was the idea to get directly in the middle of it. In fact, we have a fight scene at the very beginning of the movie where Michael Pena fights a Blood and you’re literally directly in the middle of the fight, like I’ve never seen before in a movie.”
“End of Watch” hits theaters September 21, check out the clip below!