Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal Reveal ‘Okja’
8 July, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Okja

Filmschoolrejects.com spoke with ‘Okja’ director Bong Joon-ho, and actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton, back in May following the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Here is their conversation:

Tilda, what was it about your experience working on Snowpiercer that made you want to work with Bong Joon-ho again so soon?

Tilda Swinton: I’ll be with Bong ’till the end. He’s now one of my favorite playmates, and anything that he comes up with, I’ll rock and roll with him. I met him in Cannes a few years ago when I was here with We Need To Talk About Kevin and he was on a jury. We had breakfast in a hotel and we became friends. That was it.

How much of your character’s appearance came from you and how much of it came from Bong?

TS: That’s an interesting question because it’s almost impossible to answer. It makes it clear to me how collaboratively we work. We just dream it up together.

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‘Okja’ Screen Captures
30 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Okja

The gallery has been updated with screen captures of Jake’s eccentric performance as zoologist Dr. Johnny Wilcox in his latest film, ‘Okja’. Be sure to check out ‘Okja’, which is now streaming (worldwide) on Netflix.

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Gallery Links:
Screen Captures > Movies > Okja (2017) > Screen Captures
Screen Captures > Movies > Okja (2017) > Meet Mija (Featurette)
Screen Captures > Movies > Okja (2017) > Production Diary (Featurette)

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Jake on Today’s America, Personal Comfort & His Parents’ Divorce
23 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Okja

As he sat down to talk to a select group about his latest film ‘Okja’ in Cannes, Jake Gyllenhaal crossed his arms in front of his chest and gave the room an intense, yet wary look-over. In that moment I thought, “uh oh” imagining the actor would be as I’d seen him before during a masterclass in Dubai — revealing exactly what he was prepared to disclose and nothing more, nothing less. Which would mean that I’d never get my answers about the man beneath the public persona. And that’s always the most interesting, isn’t it, who someone is after the spotlights are turned off and the crowds have gone home.

But Gyllenhaal, it turns out, is not only a pro at what he does — I’ll call him easily the best contemporary actor we have in the Hollywood firmament today — he is also incredibly and fascinatingly human. Once he started to relax, partly due to the praises coming his way from my fellow journalists, and partly because he began to explore ideas near and dear to his heart, I dare think because of our questions, the arms uncrossed and out came his personal truth.

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‘Okja’ Promo – “Let’s Meet Dr. Johnny Wilcox”
13 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Okja, Videos

Netflix has released a new promo for ‘Okja’ featuring Jake’s character in the film, Dr. Johnny Wilcox. Follow the link below to watch the clip, or download the video in our media archive. Screencaps are in the gallery.

Let’s Meet Dr. Johnny Wilcox (Promo) – (Watch) (Download)

Gallery Link:
Screen Captures > Movies > Okja (2017) > Let’s Meet Dr. Johnny Wilcox (Promo)

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New ‘Okja’ Publicity Stills & Featurette
12 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Okja, Videos

New stills from Jake’s upcoming film ‘Okja’ have been added to our gallery. A new featurette can also be seen here. ‘Okja’ will premiere (worldwide) on Netflix starting June 28th. It has also been confirmed that ‘Okja’ will premiere theatrically in New York and Los Angeles the same day. More information can be found here.

Gallery Link:
Official Movie Pictures > Okja (2017) > Publicity Stills

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70th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Okja’ Photocall & Premiere
19 May, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Okja, Videos

Jake joined his fellow cast members and director Bong Joon-Ho in France today to promote ‘Okja’ at the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Photos from the photocall, press conference and premiere have been added to our gallery. You can also watch several videos from the event over on the festival’s official Youtube page.

Gallery Link:
Public Appearances > 2017 > 70th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Okja’ Photocall
Public Appearances > 2017 > 70th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Okja’ Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2017 > 70th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Okja’ Premiere

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