Jake Gyllenhaal is a pretty solid flirt & a great dancer

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time receives Moscow premiere

I’m sorry I didn’t get to this lovely Jake Gyllenhaal video before (below), because it is adorable. It’s Jake, promoting The Prince of Persia in Russia, and having a lot of fun of with Russian chicas. This totally looks like blackmarket spy footage, which makes me think that at least one of the girls Jake was partying with was a hooker, but nothing dirty happens. The boy just loves to dance and sing along to Marvin Gaye. Ain’t nothing wrong with that:

Adorable, right? But isn’t he dating Isabel Lucas? Maybe that was just a fling, because he’s not really acting like a dude with a girlfriend. Then again, he’s not making out with any of these girls… but he is flirting his ass off. I didn’t know he had it in him.

Meanwhile, Jake gave an extensive interview to the Philippines’ newspaper The Inquirer, and there are some really great quotes from the piece. The full article is here, and here are some highlights:

On interviews: “I love my work and care about it. But I’m beginning to have a great sense of humor about it because I just don’t feel like there’s any need to take it all that seriously.”

On shaping up for the role: “It was a really long, arduous process. It was total devotion. It was so hard to get paid to exercise. There’s nothing harder. First, I grew the hair which was, again, really hard. It tried my patience. It’s painful to grow out your hair. It was really about two simple things: Shampooing and then conditioning. Not the two-in-one kind. You start with the shampoo which really works out the biceps. If you rub vigorously, then the triceps are worked out with conditioning. A lot more bathing involved, actually. Three to four hours in the shower of vigorously rubbing all over defines the abs and pectoral muscles. Eventually, you just become the Prince of Persia. Also, drinking bath water is always a nice way of keeping yourself hydrated while you’re bathing and training to get the Prince of Persia physique.”

On the accent: “From the very beginning, Mike Newell would say to me, ‘You know my dear boy, you should just speak in the accent. Do not be afraid. Just talk to all the actors and enjoy yourself.’ I was like, ‘Oh Jesus.’ I was so nervous. I was working on the accent for about three months with a dialect coach because I knew how much scrutiny I would get. I had been watching ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ over and over again. And by the way, Bridget Jones was a main influence in my training regimen. I was going after that physique. My accent was really a mixture of Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Sliding Doors’ and Renee Zellweger in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary.’ Gwyneth in ‘Sliding’…influenced the hair, too.”

Filming in the sand: “It’s so strange. Like I read the script and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it.’ And then I show up in the desert and I am like, ‘How the hell did I not know that we were shooting in the desert for four months?’ I’m pretty familiar with sand – it’s in my DNA now. If I have children one day, they will be born made of sand… Sand gets in everywhere, like my mother used to say. I had a lot of sand in my schlitz.”

Filming in Morocco: “People talk about how hot it is in the desert. We shot in the desert in Morocco which is beautiful. If the audience responded to this movie and we have to do another one, I would gladly do it. I just thought this seems like great fun. It was really that simple.” Then he quipped, “You’re like, ‘Aha, I bet. You liar.’ But no.”

[From The Inquirer]

I totally have doubts whether The Prince of Persia will end up being a hit movie. Can Jake Gyllenhaal convincingly pull off the cartoon-ish action hero? Eh. He seems more suited for the anti-hero, the sympathetic dramatic lead, or even a comedic lead. We’ll see how audiences respond to Jake in a skirt-and-sandals, sand-filled action film.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Russia Premiere - Moscow

Photo by: KGC138/starmaxinc.com 2010 5/9/10 Jake Gyllenhaal at the premiere of Prince of

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  1. Lena says:

    Adorable and so gay!

  2. Dorothy says:

    OK, with those dance movies I think we can finally stop saying he is gay! I love him sooooo much!

    BUT why was he not using a knife to push the food on his fork in the first 5 or so seconds of the video? Another clue that he is not gay!

  3. Kitten says:

    Sooooo in love with him. And he is not gay because he’s going to marry me.

  4. crash2GO2 says:

    Awesome! He is adorable. I don’t know why people persist with the gay rumors. So tired.

  5. katie says:

    so cute in the video. dont think he is gay. how did that rumor get started? even if he is, who cares. he looks like a fun guy.

  6. katiesue says:

    He looks like he’s having a good time =) lucky bitches hehe…

  7. GrnMtGirl says:

    Hot, Hot, Hot and I would let him flirt with me!!

  8. mr. stinky fishface says:

    So jealous…I want to be on him like white on rice….

  9. Monique says:

    sexyyy big time !

  10. yael says:

    straight, gay, asexual, actually a woman… who cares! dude looks like he’s having a great time, and i’d sure love to go out dancing with him one night!

  11. babycakes says:

    I think the movie is going to a huge hit. He’s not gay either but he sure is hot!

  12. anon says:

    saw a preview of (the entire movie) last week (in NY). I am not a movie fan these days, so I don’t really know too much about the actors personal lives. Maybe that helps. I enjoyed the film and he was hot in that movie to me 🙂 and I am a grandma (grandma anon) 🙂

  13. kimmy says:

    The guy is having fun – just hope he cleans up his eating manners – stuffs food in and licks his teeth clean and looks like he is “washing” the food down with something to drink – whether it be water or wine….not good…..

  14. Alex says:

    Thanks for writing the post about Jake Gyllenhaal. I also think he is a great dancer and that he was exceptionally good at acting in October Sky and the Day after tomorrow.

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