Jake Gyllenhaal on Being Single


– We were just talking about
first dates and bad first dates. Have you had
bad first dates? – Well, one thing
I always do is, I always bring my dates
to my mother’s house for the first date. That’s like–
– See? – I think that’s a good move.
– It is a good move. Yeah, she thought so too.
She thought it was a great idea. – My mother believes that–
like, she thinks arranged marriages
actually might be able to work. You know what I mean?
Like, in a good way. – Really?
– Yeah, she does. She thinks if she picked for me
that I’d do a lot better. – And has she ever picked
for you? Has she said,
“Hey, I met somebody that maybe
you should meet?” – No, ’cause I always bring them
to her house on the first date. – Right, but what if she met
someone someplace else and she said, “I met someone,
and you should meet”– – Absolutely,
I would trust my mom. – You’d be open to that.
– Absolutely. – Right, so you’re single
right now. – Yes. [cheers and applause] – You are so busy.
And I really mean it. I think that you are–
I was watching the movie with Portia,
and we were just saying you are such
an amazing actor, and you choose
such diverse roles. You were in “Nightcrawler,”
and you had lost all that weight ’cause you wanted to be
coyote-like, and in “Southpaw,”
you’re a boxer, and your body
is insanely good. And now you’re doing–what?
What? – No, it’s just funny. You’re like,
“You’re a good actor. You’re so good,
and your body is so good.” – Yeah. – Like, I guess
that’s acting. – Yeah, no,
we had the sound down. We weren’t listening.
We had the sound down. But it was–
– It was such a colorful movie. – No, no, but, I mean,
you just– you choose a lot
of diverse roles, and now you’re doing–
you did Broadway, right? – Yeah. – And then now
you’re doing a musical. – Well, I’m doing three nights
at Lincoln Center, yeah. – What are you doing? – I’m doing
“Little Shop of Horrors.” – You are?
– Yeah. – Wow.
– Yeah. – That’s– [applause] For three nights.
What? – They’re less enthusiastic
about that then that I’m single. – Yeah.
– That’s cool. – Yeah, no, they don’t care.
– It’s a really good show. – Yeah. And he’s single. [cheers and applause] But at first,
I was surprised, because I haven’t
seen you sing before, I don’t think,
and then I found out you were in a band
when you were younger. – Yeah, I was. I was in a really,
really bad band when I was
in high school. – What was the name? – The name of the band
was called Hole Shot. – How come? [laughter] – I have no idea. [laughter] What did you–
you found– [cheers and applause] – Surprise. – You just surprised me. Yeah.
– So look at– – That’s one good-looking band
right there. – Y’all are tough.
– Yup. – He’s acting like
he’s checking the time. He’s doesn’t have a watch,
but he’s like– – He’s just ashamed of the music
we were making. – What kind of–
what kind of music did you make? Was it–
I’m assuming pop. – No, it was like–
I don’t really have any idea. I don’t really remember,
but it was like– It was rock music,
I guess. – Mm-hmm.
– Yeah. Oh, no,
you have the CD. – I wish. – Why did I give you
that idea? – Why don’t we have
the CD? – Why did I give you
that idea? – All right, well,
we’ll have it. – Okay, good, yeah,
it was like rock music. – By next segment– we’re gonna take
a commercial break– we will have it. Wait, let me ask you this,
did you write your own music, or did you do
cover songs? – No, we wrote our own music.
– Oh, even better. – Yeah, yeah.
– Yeah. Did you write the songs?
– No. – Who did?
– I wrote– I was just a lyricist. – Well…
– I just wrote the lyrics. – Right, so you wrote
the songs. – Yeah.
Like, partially, yes. Not the music,
but the lyrics. – Right, you wrote the songs.
– Yes, half of the song. – You’d be horrible
on trial. You just don’t know
how to answer a question. – No, I’d be guilty
immediately.

Michael Martin

100 Responses

  1. 😋😛🤪Hahhaa…… Huh, what?¡¡ Not seriously he is yeah, thats was joke for laugh, haha.. Not believe if Jake Gyllenhaal is on being single, that on lying. 🤗🤩😎

  2. When I say I’m single people don’t clap. They just do the “Awww, I’m sure you’ll find someone”

  3. Omg, he is really… really…
    Ellen can you setting me up with him?
    Even know my ring shouting out to me
    Sorry just trying 😂

  4. As to this day, always picturing him cleaning his A hole in the river after that make out session with Heath.

  5. i feel him when he said they are interested on me being single rather than my art or my craft, i feel you bro vultures are in every gender

  6. Lol my mom thinks arranged marriages might work too! She would want to pick for me too haha. Anywaysss, he still single ?

  7. “Did you write the songs?“
    “No, I wrote the lyrics, so partially maybe“
    “So you wrote the songs.“

    No, writing the lyrics doesn't mean writing the f**** song.

  8. A song is made of lyrics and music to go with it.. he only wrote the lyrics.. he didn't make the music to go with the lyrics.. he's the smart one in that scenario.

  9. He said he wrote the lyrics not the music because writing a song can either refer to writing the music or music + lyrics. Just lyrics is that's lyricism not song-writing and Ellen kept insisting. I mean it's a common mistake

  10. It is pretty awesome how genuine he is answering his questions. He seems like a nice guy. His mother must make it hard for him to meet girls though. Which is sad.

  11. He's so awkward and has this awful posture and when you watch interviews of him in 2019 he's completely different. He's somehow much more confident!

  12. I really love Jake Gyllenhaal for his acting, and I have to admit I find him handsome, but I don't like it when the interviews always focus on his looks or his love life. Leave the man alone !

  13. wow! how funny. a man got upset when he was objectified. good to give men a bit of their own sexism back at them.

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