Watch Jake Gyllenhaal’s Hilarious Interview With the Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor He Plays in ‘Stronger’
Well, this is a fun and unconventional way to promote a movie. Over on his Facebook page, Jake Gyllenhaal just posted a video of himself with Jeff Bauman, the man he plays in the new biopic Stronger. Bauman was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings; the film chronicles his inspiring journey in that horrific event’s aftermath.
It’s heavy stuff, so this is a nice change of pace. Instead of Gyllenhaal and Bauman very solemnly talking about the terrible things Bauman has endured, they went a very different route. I don’t want to spoil it, watch for yourself:
In my experience (my in-laws are from that area), no one on the planet is better at ball-busting than a New Englander. And Bauman is one of the best of the best. “You ever thought about doing a good movie?” His delivery is amazing, so dry and deadpan. I also like how he says “The Depahhted” with the thick Boston accent.
These two should review all of Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies together. I would watch this as a regular online series. What does Jeff think of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time? I’d really like to know. Here’s Stronger’s official synopsis:
In Stronger, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a 27-year-old man who lost both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The inspiring true story is an intimate account of Jeff's heroic journey to find inner courage, overcome devastating adversity and push forward as a symbol of hope and strength.
Stronger opens in theaters on September 22.