Jake Gyllenhaal Steps Out Following Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' Video, Which Has Fans Wondering About His Past
Spotted. Jake Gyllenhaal appeared in Los Angeles to support his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, while Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" got the internet talking about his past.
The Velvet Buzzsaw actor, 40, was in attendance at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards to support his sister, 43, who won the breakthrough director award for her directorial debut, The Lost Daughter. At the Saturday, November 13 presentation, Jake also gave an award to the sound editors of his Netflix film The Guilty.
Swift, 31, made her directorial debut with the short film All Too Well, which was released on November 12th. In less than 48 hours, the 14-minute project, starring Dylan O'Brien and Sadie Sink, had over 23 million views on YouTube.
Jake's name began trending on Twitter after the film went viral. The song, which was originally published in a shortened edition on 2012's Red, is popularly assumed to be about Swift and Gyllenhaal's 2010 affair. The extended version with new lyrics, as well as the accompanying film, have only bolstered hypotheses linking the Academy Award nominee to the Grammy winner's smash song.
O'Brien, 30, and Sink, 19, have an 11-year age difference, which is comparable to the prior couple's 9-year age difference. Swift was 20 at the time of their romance, and Jake was 29. She also mentions "three months in the tomb," which appears to match the duration of the 2010 romance. Fans are poring over these and other clues, as well as accusing the California native of failing to return a scarf to the "Better Man" singer.
"Dylan O'Brien played Jake Gyllenhaal a little too well," one Twitter user remarked. "Like I was becoming irritated."
"Jake Gyllenhaal probably: 'No honestly Maggie, I know the scarf is at your apartment," another joked. I'm in some serious s–t right now. 'What the hell happened to the scarf?!'"
One listener even stated that if she ever bumped into the actor, she would have to bring up the song lyrics. "I honestly wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut if I saw Jake Gyllenhaal." 'Hmmmm, where's the scarf, Jake?' or 'You don't like birthday cake, do you?' 'How come you missed the party?'"
Swift was performing on Saturday Night Live in New York City when Jake was at the awards presentation. Seth Meyers, who hosted her SNL appearance, expressed his curiosity about how the folks who inspired her Red album felt about the November 12 rerelease.
"I wonder if there are individuals who think they were the one you were singing about, if it's easier or much, far worse for them 10 years later," the host mused to Swift on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday, November 12.
"To be honest, I haven't thought about their experience," she admitted.