Thursday, October 05, 2006
Moonlight Mile Interview
ELLEN POMPEO (Bertie)
"RM: You had actually met Jake Gyllenhaal prior to being cast opposite him. Can you talk about that meeting?
EP: I had. Very quickly on the street, [we] just sort of said hi to each other. It was an awkward sort of flirtatious moment.
RM: Were you flirting with him or was he flirting with you?
EP: I think we were both flirting with each other (laughing).
RM: What do you think your on-screen chemistry will be like, because of that flirtation?
EP: Fantastic, I think.
RM: What does this film have to say about loss?
EP: It has to say that there is life after loss. You can never replace the person, but you can laugh.
RM: Jake seems to have this "It" quality. What is it about him?
EP: He does and I said it 500 times before and I'll say it again, it can't be articulated. Watch the movie and you see it. Watch anything he does and you'll see it.
RM: People have compared him to Dustin Hoffman. Do you see that comparison - a younger version of Dustin Hoffman?
EP: I don't know in what way they are comparing him. Clearly Jake is extremely gifted so in that sense, you could say that both of them are very gifted.
RM: Is there anything you can tell us about Jake that we might not know?
EP: He's a great cook.
RM: Did he cook for you?
EP: Yes he did. Pasta, salad, chocolate chip cookies, anything. He's a great guy. He likes to have fun and he loves to live life."
extracted from an interview to Ellen Pompeo by Rebecca Murray, courtesy of Penny Lane.