Here’s something you should keep in mind for future: if you ever find yourself in the presence of Jake Gyllenhaal, you absolutely must be at the top of your pronunciation game. You need to be at peak performance. Because if you’re not, he will absolutely call you out, even if it’s in the middle of a Hollywood Reporter roundtable.
The chat in question was with the cast and director of upcoming Netflix horror movie Velvet Buzzsaw. It’s clear that director Dan Gilroy is unclear on how to pronounce ‘melancholy’ and that this deeply, deeply grates on Jake for some reason.
i can’t stop watching this pic.twitter.com/xQhCiymaIQ
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) January 28, 2019
Sense the absolute pent-up fury in his voice when he says “That is NOT the first time today!” Incredibly hostile energy on display here.