Right now, celebrities are just going on to talk shows (virtually) to talk about random things. It happens. Who knows? But Jake Gyllenhaal took to A Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote Audible releasing Sea Wall/A Life (the play that Gyllenhaal did at the Public and the Hudson Theater in New York City before the virus).
A beautiful look at heartache and love, the play is two monologues. The first, titled “Sea Wall” and performed by Tom Sturridge, tells the heartbreaking tale of a man recounting a story about his daughter, and Jake Gyllenhaal performs “A Life,” a monologue about a man preparing for his first child and talking about his own father.
You’d think they’d talk more about the plays since nothing else is really going on, but … instead, they talked about bread. Yes, that’s right, Jake Gyllenhaal is taking to the hipster lifestyle and got really into sourdough during the quarantine. He went full dad mode, to the point where he even whispered the beginning of his interview because he didn’t want to wake the bread.
“I have sourdough rising, sshhh,” he said, sitting a bit too close to the camera and explaining that he was trying to let it rise. But with a turn to talk about his performance for Stephen Sondheim’s birthday (and his favorite Sondheim song being “No More” from Into the Woods), the entire interview was a hodge-podge of … everything.
Gyllenhaal went on to talk about the handstand challenge that Tom Holland issued him and how Hugh Jackman didn’t really reply to his request to do it.
It’s like Sourdough Dad Gyllenhaal came to us in our time of need and made sure we were safe and well-fed—well-fed in the sense that we, as fans, got a hot Gyllenhaal talking about baking, which took over Twitter.
my type is long-haired jake gyllenhaal talking VERY passionately about making sourdough starter
— scout (@kendallscout) April 29, 2020
listening to jake gyllenhaal talking about making sourdough and singing sondheim is a sexual experience
— ((niki)) (@literallyniki) April 29, 2020
jake gyllenhaal telling stephen colbert to whisper because he has sourdough bread rising is the most precious thing on the face of the fuckin earth and no one can tell me otherwise
— raye (not like star wars) (@rayeislamee) April 29, 2020
My sourdough, which I’ve now named Jake [Gyllenhaal], did some important work while I was asleep. pic.twitter.com/Jv0LXW0ZaG
— Bennett Smith (@Bennett_R_Smith) April 29, 2020
I thought I loved Jake Gyllenhaal when he sings Sondheim or beats up on Tom Holland but Jake Gyllenhaal baking sourdough bread is IT!
— Maritza Suarez (@Zippy024) April 29, 2020
jesus. long haired, scruffy, semi-hipster jake gyllenhaal talking about sourdough is extremely my shit.
— sara. (@sara__elle) April 29, 2020
— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 29, 2020
I hope that Jake Gyllenhaal and his sourdough are exceptionally happy, but also keep giving us content, Jake. Please?
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