Jake Gyllenhaal’s interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show aired last night as he’s promoting Strange World, now playing in theatres. I personally haven’t had great experiences interviewing Jake but I’m small fry, and I can appreciate that he has always been fun on the late night talk show circuit which is why he’s clearly one of Colbert’s favourites. They’re delightful together.
The first part of the interview is really just the two of them goofing over sourdough and cooking turkey. This is when Jake declares that he’ll be at his sister and brother-in-law’s place for Thanksgiving and he’s responsible for doing the turkey and that he’ll be spatchcocking it. I don’t f-ck with turkey, so I had no idea what spatchcocking was until I just googled it. Supposedly the bird cooks more evenly this way and the skin is crispy and the meat is moist. Whatever, I don’t buy it. Moist turkey does not exist, you will never convince me and also, turkey has no flavour, doesn’t matter how you cook it.
To go back to Jake and Stephen though, their chemistry is extremely enjoyable to watch, doesn’t matter what they’re talking about. Until they get to Road House. If you ask Sarah, she might consider a crime what happens next. Because… I think Stephen Colbert disrespected Road House. And there are a LOT of people who won’t stand for any Road House disrespect! It IS a classic! For me, it’s more of a classic than Lord of the Rings (Colbert loves Tolkien) because, like turkey, I will never, ever f-ck with Lord of the Rings, I said what I said!
This is how you can tell I’m not American because I have no Thanksgiving spirit today. Watch Jake’s appearance on The Late Show below. And on that note…Jake is in New York for Thanksgiving and was seen yesterday holding hands with Jeanne Cadieu. It will be their fifth Thanksgiving together.