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Jake Gyllenhaal Interviews Natalie Portman

Jake Gyllenhaal Interviews Natalie Portman

Jake Gyllenhaal scored an exclusive interview with Natalie Portman, his co-star in the upcoming war drama Brothers. Check out some hilarious highlights from the September 2009 issue of Interview Magazine (with Portman on the cover):

JG: What’s your favorite food?

NP: Well, I don’t think you can really improve upon Carvel ice cream cake.

JG: I’m more Baskin-Robbins style myself.

NP: Oh really? I am so Carvel. Did I just bring us back to 1985 Long Island?

JG: What song best describes your current state?

NP: My current state . . . I’m trying to think of a song that feels like sleepwalking. [laughs] I don’t know. I’ve mostly been listening to dirty rap lately. That’s sort of my scene.

JG: Your affection for dirty rap is something that people really don’t know about you, which I think is fascinating. You do incredible things for the world, and then you listen to just completely obscene hip-hop music.

NP: Really, really obscene hip-hop. I love it so much. It makes me laugh and then it makes me want to dance. Those are like my two favorite things, so combined . . . I’ve been listening a lot lately to “Wait (The Whisper Song)” by the Ying Yang Twins, where the lyrics are like, “Wait ’til you see my d—”—which is just amazing because it’s whispered. [whispers] “Wait ’til you see my d— . . . ” [laughs] Crazy. So I just listen to it like I’m a five-year-old, like, “Oh my god! I can’t believe he just said that!”

JG: It’s interesting that you think the lyric “Wait ’til you see my d—” describes your current state. I think people are learning more about you right now then they ever have in an interview. I’m proud of that.

Check out the full Jake-Nat tête-à-tête at InterviewMagazine.com. It’s a super good read!!!

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  • LOL!

    HAHAHA THAT’S FUNNY!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    haha she’s hilarious. I love her!

  • @all

    She is really fearlessly funny and sincere. I love her daring openness and honestly. She is great.

  • shenanyginz

    haha cute
    and carvel icecream cake is definitely way better than baskin robins

  • shenanyginz

    and yes i’m from long island.

  • tim

    she is absolutely gorgeous

  • Alyn Clay

    She is a vegan and yet likes carvel ice cream cakes?

  • Tom

    how silly, that song sucks, no wonder celebrities are a bunch of sheep, there own taste is awful. And it’s always girls that look like her, pretty if you look past the bad taste, two feet off the gourd height, who desperately try to prove that they have a wild, dirty side.

  • shoegal421

    i don’t get her.

  • tina

    She is a breath of fresh air.

  • @shoegal421

    You must be very ordinary, that is why you don’t get her.

  • gia

    @shenanyginz:

    totally agree. the only cake i eat of any kind (ice cream or whatnot) is carvel. it’s not my birthday until i have the chocolate crunchies. yeah long islanders!

  • fresh

    she hangs with Jay Z?? JARED—where are the ppix?? Natalie Portman and Jay Z together and no one has pix??

  • fresh

    she hangs with Jay Z?? JARED—where are the ppix?? Natalie Portman and Jay Z together and no one has pix??

  • http://modblog.bmezine.com Anna

    @Alyn Clay:
    She isn’t a vegan, never were. She is or was a vegetarian, I believe and she has a vegan shoe line, because she doesn’t want to wear leather. But she wears wool clothes.

  • Mary

    I will repeat – Natalie hangs with Jay Z ???

  • joi

    weren’t they dating 3 years ago? Gyllenhaal & Portman!

  • Whoever

    Muy Interesante! OFF I GO TO READ…

  • hmmm

    She is trying to get rid of her vegan virgin image. Cool

  • Luna

    Ummmm I thought she was a vegan!?! Not cool! I mean I used to LOVE that cake too but I gave it up for veganism. I mean doesn’t she have a vegan shoe company or something?? Confused?!?!?!

  • Pattycake

    Completely unedited. Uh huh.

  • Jen

    so funny, I always feel and react the same way to that song

  • LuckyMe

    I really like this picture of her. Soo edgy. It seems like maybe she is trying to change her image up a bit.

  • christine

    THAT IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST INTERVIEWS EVER…. LOLOL…. AND I LOVE CARVEL ICECREAM CAKE TOO! BRINGS ME BACK TO GROWING UP IN NY. HEY, NATALIE, YOU CAN GET THE COOKIE ICECREAM CAKE AT VONS IN CALI.

    AND JAKE IS ALWAYS FUNNY AS EVER! GOOD TO C WHAT HAPPENS WHEN U PUT 2 YOUNG GENIUSES 2GETHER….

  • Raybanfan(:

    Haha she is funny!
    At least she seems to be real in interviews

  • awesome

    @@all:

    I agree with you and add to that the girl is beautiful and she seems very real and down to earth. Very cool Ms. Portman.

  • kroq

    @ #17: In 2006, Natalie was dating Gael Garcia Bernal. She and Jake have been friends a looong time. I’m thrilled that they finally had the opportunity to work together. I am looking forward to seeing Brothers.

  • Jake is gay

    They are both Jewish and quite well educated. She (Harvard graduate) better than he (Columbia dropout). They have dated but I rather doubt anything much more. I don’t think he has enough money to make an appealing marriage prospect for her. And he is into Witherspoon who is LOADED. Of course I don’t think Wither is a Jewess.

  • Jake is gay

    Actually I would not call this much of an interview. Pretty superficial. Actors don’t really want to tell the truth about themselves; they are all into “image” which is only tangentially related to the truth.

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    lmao that was really funny
    im just imagining her listening to that song
    i just adore natalie, she’s such a cute girl
    love yah!

  • $$$

    @Jake is gay: Jake and Natalie never dated, but they are friends for more that 10 years.
    Reese Witherspoon is Gyllenhaal’s beard – she fakes a relationship for publicity after Ryan dumped her for Abbie Cornish.

  • tamara

    love both of them, both smart, funny, fantastic actors, down to earth. etc.

    they should seriously just get 2gether

  • tamara

    love both of them, both smart, funny, fantastic actors, down to earth. etc.

    they should seriously just get 2gether

  • Jane

    wow never would have figured her for a rap girl. i love dirty rap also!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2160522/bryce-dallas-howard-day-off-07/ elle

    I L-U-V PORTMAN

  • cosi

    carvel leaves a nasty greasy aftertaste; haagen dazs is still where it’s at for me

  • http://Herbreastlookbiggerthanusual.Maybeshegotimplants! pretty young girl

    Shes pretty,looks healthy and is not an attention w*&#e

  • sweetness

    that was such a lame interview…for such an intelligent actress it was smug and just void of anything relevant…perhaps that is the state of these celebrity worshiping articles…actors can say nothing but magazines market their interviews like the readers should feel privileged to get a glimpse of these shallow people’s world.

  • Jake is gay

    What is sad about Portman is that she is very bright but instead of using her brains for some good purpose she acts, something a low IQ blond can do just as well. It doesn’t take lots of brains to act. So she is wasting her intelligence. She may be lazy and greedy since acting is pretty easy and very very well paid.

  • Jake is gay

    What is sad about Portman is that she is very bright but instead of using her brains for some good purpose she acts, something a low IQ blond can do just as well. It doesn’t take lots of brains to act. So she is wasting her intelligence. She may be lazy and greedy since acting is pretty easy and very very well paid.

  • Jake is gay

    If you read her Wikipedia bio she is very very into being Jewish. Gyllenhaal is also into being very Jewish. I have to wonder how Witherspoon takes all of this. She isn’t, as far as I know, Jewish and I wonder if maybe all that is a bit annoying to her. Maybe she should convert, like Whoopi Goldberg did. Then she’d be more “in tune” with her beard. LOL.

  • time will tell

    What is with her neck in those pics? She has a tumor or is she so emaciated that her thyroid is showing? Something’s def off about the size of her head vs the size of her neck and the neck bulge. Methinks she ain’t the sweet educated edgy actress she wants everyone to believe, more like a super-druggie and sex fetishist who hides her secrets well.

  • EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    jake is still dating chris fischer right? when is he coming out of the closet? reese will have to be a beard to someone else then.

  • katt

    such a lovely face, really one of the most beautiful faces out there :)

  • fake

    @Jake is gay: Jake is gay, his “relationship” with Reese Witherspoon is just a fauxmance.

  • funkey

    Unless someone has read the artical in full can’t say that she sounds like some blonde. She sounds like a 28 year old woman who is in demand. She is very educated that is obviouos check around to the other actress’s her age they can’t hold a candle to her. She is very talented and well trained actress. Druggie PLEASE I could show you a list of celebs that toke or drink she might indulge in drinking occasionally who doesn’t really but she hasn’t had any DUI’s nor is she busted for drug or even remotely looks unhealthy those celebs you can see a mile away.

    Carvel Ice Cream Rocks they used to have stores but, they closed them down around my town and a few places will sell the ice cream cakes in the grocery store.

  • tricky stix

    she thinks she is smart….noone else does. her head can’t fit up her assssss.

  • Holden

    she is such a smug arrogant douceeeeeeeeee.

  • sheigh

    who is the most stupid jake or Her ?
    This interview sucks even Jlo will do better.

  • WalkThatLane

    She has the point of view of a naive rich girl who has no idea what is like to work 5, 6 or 7 days a week for a sh*tty salary. It’s cool to be so excited about recession when you have millions in the bank and nothing to worry about. People can only pursue their passions once they have like, you know, food in the fridge???? what a kid¬¬

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