Irreverent, funny and with it's tongue firmly in cheek, the very British and very cosmopolitan Jake Watch was unveiled yesterday.
Jake as Marilyn, Elvis (with President Nixon), Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and James Dean respectively adorn the new banner designed by honorary Briton and actual American, Becky a.k.a. Prophecy Girl.
Three new additions have been made to the rooster of writers, including my new favorite Frankie, who as Jake's manager apparently oversaw Jake's roles in amongst others, the Good Girl, Proof and Brokeback Mountain largely based on who the G got to stick his "winkle" into. Sounds like my kinda guy. Madame Swiss also sounds promising. She apparently likens the G to a stray cat and has a certain fondness for his love life. Good stuff.
And to celebrate retrograde... An extract from one of Britpopbaby's 'exclusive' Interviews from Oct 2006. Vintage JW.
Can we talk a little about your career? Brokeback Mountain has become a phenomenon. How much of that success was down to you, do you think?
Yeah, I mean, I think indirectly I had absolutely nothing to do with that.
(Jake stares off into distance)
But do you think the experience of that movie has changed you somewhat? Brokeback got us good, don't it?
I guess. What about working with Ang Lee? That must have been an honour.
I didn't understand what he was talking about.
What about hobbies?
I made a new friend today.
(britpopbaby swigs more gin)
Real or imaginary?
Link:The Mother of all exclusives