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Princess Jake’s Latest Role Kind of a Stretch

“I’ve always really wanted to play a prince — some people might say I am in a lot of ways a princess.” —Jake Gyllenhaal [Sun UK]

“[F]or the most part I’m not totally convinced [by women directors, except for] Andrea Arnold, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola … [And American Psycho director] Mary Harron to a degree. There’s something about the medium of film itself that I think requires the male gaze. … We’re watching, and we’re aroused by looking, whereas I don’t think women respond that way to films, just because of how they’re built. … Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn’t a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg?” —Bret Easton Ellis [Movieline]

“You know what, there might be another Nutty Professor. We kind of wrote something that might be kind of funny.” —Eddie Murphy [Access Hollywood]

“It was so hard. Being an actor is so hard. Being in shape is so hard, too, and being paid to get into shape is even harder — and you can quote me on all of those.” —Jake Gyllenhaal [People]

“Russell is not always easy. His reputation both as an actor and as an intimidating presence precedes him. But he’s always after making the best possible film. I’m not backward in coming forward, so we had some, shall I say, ‘robust’ conversations.” —Cate Blanchett on Robin Hood co-star Russell Crowe [Parade]

“They’ll screw it up. … You’ll miss me if you blink. I kind of regret doing it because it’s a non-part. They wanted to be able to be able to say: ‘Oh yeah, the original cast are in it’ but we’re not. It is three seconds. It’s kind of insulting.” —Original A-Team cast member Dirk Benedict on the new movie and his cameo [Sunday Mercury]

“We don’t actually consider the film industry our family business. I was just looking for something that really excited and challenged me. I wouldn’t have followed in my father’s footsteps unless I really wanted to. I could have been a plumber, the job really didn’t matter. So the coincidence of the two of us in the same business is something we just sort of laugh off.” —Colin Hanks on dad Tom [Parade]

“When I met Rob, I didn’t think twice about him. He’s really attractive, but that chemistry wasn’t there. … He gets a lot of attention from [girls], but he doesn’t quite understand it because before Twilight, he was just a guy from Harry Potter. … [he] doesn’t understand girls.” —Twilight’s Ashley Greene on co-star Robert Pattinson [Seventeen via People]

Princess Jake’s Latest Role Kind of a Stretch