Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dude, where's my raucous sex scene?
As the Prince of Persia promotion goes into the home stretch, we're finally getting interviewers who ask some fun, different questions. Witness the great Tribute.ca interview from the last post and reposted below. It's fun to see interviewers taking a chance and seeing Jake roll right along with it.
Shortlist, a UK men's magazine, got Jake to open up about past auditions and one unique sex scene:
Are there any other big movies you missed out on?
These are horrible stories. So many, man. I’ve been acting for 15 years, since I was pretty young, so there have been tons of different things. My flummoxed audition for Dude, Where’s My Car?
You really auditioned for that?
Oh man, I gave such a good audition. Such a bummer. It was so good.
Be serious, because we’re going to print this...
I’m serious. Totally serious. I came in and they were like, “We don’t want it to be like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, we want it to be different.” I was like, “I got it. I got it.” I’d worked on it. I knew exactly what I was going to do. And I was like [puts on dorky accent], “Dude, where’s car?" That was the character. That was who I was going to be. And they were like, "That's great...um, can we try it again without the accent?" And I was like, "That's all I got...That was what I've got for it." That was a movie I would have loved to have done.
Donnie Darko was your big breakout. Can you explain it to us?
What do you want to know?
Well, it’s one of the most brain- boggling films ever. Can you reveal what it’s actually about?
Yes. I mean, I can tell you what it’s about to me. To me, it’s just about a young boy trying to find himself and discovering that the world is a much more dangerous place than he thought. And that in every day and every hour and every week and every year, we have different deaths and we have different rebirths.
Do you believe that?
I do. I feel it. Don’t you? Aren’t there things where you’re like, “Oh, I’ve let go of that part of myself and I’m somebody new”? Like different incarnations all the time.
Your next movie is called Nailed. Other than the fact it’s about a woman with a nail stuck in her head, can you tell us why we should watch it?
Yeah, there’s a pretty raucous sex scene with me and Jessica Biel. It’s so brilliantly shot, crazy camera moves and a lot of choreography on our parts. That was all from the mind of [Three Kings director] David O Russell. I think it took maybe 40 tries to get right.
Jake is pushed to answer the Celtics v. Lakers question, and also discusses some of his activities at the Celtics game last week:
Have to go do some work now, but check back, as we tend to add to the posts these days!