August 13, 2022

With director Michael Bay’s finest movie in years, Ambulance, now taking part in in theaters, I lately landed an prolonged interview with Jake Gyllenhaal, Eiza González, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II which lined quite a lot of totally different topics. Within the first a part of the interview (which you’ll be able to watch right here), they talked about what it was like working with Bay, how rapidly he alters what they’re filming, taking pictures the extraordinary surgical procedure scene within the ambulance, what it was like working with the drones, and much more on the making of Ambulance.

In at the moment’s installment, Gyllenhaal, González, and Abdul-Mateen II discuss essentially the most they’ve ever ready for a job, the toughest take they’ve executed, and the very first thing it is best to watch in case you’ve by no means seen their work.


Ambulance is predicated on a 2005 Dutch movie of the identical identify made by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen. Bay’s movie, which was written by Chris Fedak, follows Will Sharp (Abdul-Mateel II), a retired veteran who wants cash for his spouse’s surgical procedure. He goes to his adoptive brother Danny (Gyllenhaal), who includes him in a heist that rapidly goes incorrect, leaving them outrunning the cops in an ambulance with an LAPD officer in crucial situation and an EMT (González) as hostages.

Watch what Jake Gyllenhaal, Eiza González, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II needed to say within the participant above, or you possibly can learn precisely what they needed to say beneath.

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COLLIDER: Jake at all times is aware of how my questions will decide how a lot I loved a film.


Proper? He is knowledgeable me about this. You should not have to fret. It is a fucking good film. Sorry for my cursing. I apologize.

GYLLENHAAL: No. That is really one other telltale signal.


EIZA GONZÁLEZ: That is good.

GYLLENHAAL: Cursing by you is definitely an affirmative.

See what I imply?

GYLLENHAAL: There you go.

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Pay attention, I bought tons of questions they usually’re far and wide so let’s get began. For all three of you, if somebody has really by no means seen something you have executed earlier than, what’s the very first thing you need them watching and why?

YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II: A film referred to as All Day And A Evening as a result of that is the closest to me that I’ve ever seen myself on movie. I perhaps have three or 4 scenes in it, however I feel it is good. I play quite a lot of characters, however that is in all probability the closest that I’ve seen myself on movie, closest to me that I’ve seen myself.

GONZÁLEZ: I might say I Care A Lot. I actually like I Care A Lot, and I feel it is the primary film that I used to be given the chance to play extra of a grounded, lifelike character and never…Child Driver opened a door for me and characters that had been massive and really…character items. That is extra of a grounded efficiency and it’s kind of of a love story. It feels extra of within the line that I love to do, the issues that I love to do


GONZÁLEZ: Sure. 100%.

GYLLENHAAL: Completely, I feel. It is a good introduction.

I might agree.

GONZÁLEZ: I agree too.

ABDUL-MATEEN II: It was my introduction.

GONZÁLEZ: It is mine too.



GONZÁLEZ: Yeah. Bubble Boy.

ABDUL-MATEEN II: There we go.

GYLLENHAAL: They nonetheless needed to work with me, so there you go.

GONZÁLEZ: Right here we’re.

GYLLENHAAL: There you go.

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For all three of you, what’s the most you have really ready for any function that you’ve got executed?

ABDUL-MATEEN II: Preparation is so totally different from job to job. Generally it is physics. Generally there’s a lot effort going into altering my physique bodily. Different instances it has been the hassle that it takes to study a brand new language, to have the ability to communicate a brand new language. It actually all relies upon. You need a solution.

I would really like one, however I did not must get one.

ABDUL-MATEEN II: Yeah. I feel that is what my reply’s going to be.

GONZÁLEZ: I ready loads for Child Driver as a result of I used to be actually nervous, and humorous sufficient he is speaking about language and it was a language that I felt very careworn over as a result of clearly English is my second language and it was my first film ever in a unique language. I used to be actually nervous and I used to be stepping right into a set with actually unbelievable actors and I actually needed to be as much as the extent they had been. I actually, actually, actually, actually overly ready, even for my audition.

GYLLENHAAL: That is so onerous. I am unable to even think about doing a movie in one other language.

GONZÁLEZ: It is onerous. This was actually onerous too. I might say this for the language as a result of it is all of the medical jargon and it needs to be fully seamless. So clearly, that grew to become actually difficult once we had been in a using ambulance 100 miles per hour. You are so careworn over it you could’t even take into consideration language really.

GYLLENHAAL: Effectively, I’ve two solutions to that. I might say the longest fairly actually was perhaps once I was making ready and making an attempt to discover ways to field for South Paw, however then the extra philosophical reply to that which I do know you may be eager about, Steve, is I feel you are at all times making ready for the following function and each single one is about preparation into the following. You carry with you all of the stuff that you’ve got in your life and also you carry it into the work that you simply do and also you study and also you evolve. Every factor you drag all the opposite stuff with you.

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What’s the hardest take you have got ever executed in any of your films, both for digicam causes or efficiency or a mix of digicam and efficiency? Is there one which you’ll at all times bear in mind as like, “Oh my God. That was one other stage?”

ABDUL-MATEEN II: Effectively, I can provide the literal reply which in all probability has one thing to do with Aquaman. It is the primary Aquaman and I am taking pictures on this tank that submerges. I’ve to complete the second with my dad after which get to the opposite facet of the tank earlier than I am fully submerged. By the point that I am on the finish of the take, it is just like the water is as much as my mouth. That was technically tough to execute, however I feel we’re at all times in the midst of essentially the most tough takes in our lives, at all times making ready for the following take, as a result of life will throw aims at you and you must be able to take them on.

GONZÁLEZ: I feel for me appearing smart, it was a really onerous scene that I needed to shoot. I do not need to spoil it. In I Care A Lot one thing occurs to her and I’ve to actually cry and it is a very emotional scene and it actually opened a can of worms for me. So it was actually, actually onerous to disconnect from the scene afterwards. After which bodily, I might say, humorous sufficient, it is underwater too. I did this film. Once I began the movie, I had an accident. I broke my collarbone and three ribs. So on the time that we had been ending the film, I had to do that stunt underwater in a tank and I used to be doing jujitsu underwater fully weighted.

GYLLENHAAL: With damaged ribs?

GONZÁLEZ: It was on my third month. I had recovered. We left it till the final day of taking pictures, however I actually needed to do it. I actually pushed my staff as a result of they needed to do it with another person. It was very difficult bodily and it was scary, however I felt very glad once I noticed the ultimate lower. It was price it.

GYLLENHAAL: Nothing, actually.

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Nothing. I may see that.

GONZÁLEZ: Nothing is tough for Jake, really.

GYLLENHAAL: Probably not. Look, it is appearing so I do not know in case you can name that onerous, however I do bear in mind one scene on this film Stronger that I didn’t as a result of it was tough for me, however tough to consider somebody having gone via that for actual. I feel that typically being in that area after which making an attempt to try this service is a wierd factor in appearing and efficiency since you’re pretending. Stepping into that area, making an attempt to grasp what was actual, one thing that truly occurred, that is onerous.


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