Ellen TV: Jake Gyllenhaal Hand Injury
Can you believe that Prisoners star Jake Gyllenhaal hadn’t visited Ellen in six years? Jake and Ellen did some major catching up, discussing everything from his recent hand injury to his upcoming birthday.
Jake recently injured his hand while filming a scene for the new movie Nightcrawl. He punched a mirror during a scene, and didn’t even break character until the director called “cut.” Jake joked that he hurt his hand while banging on the Ellen gates, waiting for her to let him in after all this time away from the show.
Jake received stitches and showed off his wound to the audience. You’ll be able to see the actual injury when the movie comes out—no special effects needed!
Ellen: Jake Gyllenhaal Snap Bracelets
Part of the reason that Jake and Ellen don’t see each other as often anymore is that Jake has been living in New York City. Jake moved to New York to be closer to his sister, Maggie, and two young nieces (and if that isn’t the most adorable thing ever, I don’t know what is).
Jake’s nieces are really into making rubber necklaces, and also snap bracelets, which were his favorite as a kid.
Jake Gyllenhaal: Thanksgiving Misadventure
Jake shared the hilarious story of his not-so-fun Thanksgiving, involving a rental car, lots of traffic, and baby spit-up. Jake, his brother-in-law Peter Sarsgaard, and his two young nieces decided to spend the holiday in upstate New York at Jake’s best friend’s house. Since Peter’s car had broken down, Jake had to rent a tiny Ford Focus and cram five people (plus a giant baby seat) inside.
They ended up in traffic on the Manhattan bridge for two hours, and didn’t reach the other side of Manhattan until four hours later. But that wasn’t even the worst part. First, it seemed like Jake’s one-year-old niece had spit-up. Then, she started to vomit everywhere. When Jake pulled over, he noticed that the backseat was filled with vomit.
Jake’s seven-year-old niece was the most frustrated of all, and asked her uncle, “This is what Thanksgiving is?!” Long story short, they never made it upstate. Instead, Jake and his family had Thanksgiving dinner “on the side of the Williamsburg bridge.”