HOLLYWOOD – Nightcrawler actor Jake Gyllenhaal admitted today to not being able to spell his own name.
‘I never remember how many Ls there are supposed to be,’ Donnie Darko admitted EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec.
I know it sounds ridiculous but it was one of those things that even as a kid I couldn’t do. The teachers would tell me, ‘Jake, you have to learn.’ But I was much more interested in gazing out of the window and wondering whether one day I could be a movie star, like Kurt Russell. At first I was really ashamed, but as I grew up and began earning money and appearing in films, I just thought who gives a shit and I sign my autographs with an unreadable squiggle so no one will suspect.
What about contracts or legal documents?
Oh, that’s easy. I just sign those with my initials JL.
But surely your initials are JG?
Oh, shit, you know I think you might be right.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake’s sister, commented:
Jake is such a baby. I mean seriously. Sit down and learn to spell you’re own name. How hard can it be? And do you want to know the truly outrageous thing?
It isn’t just his surname he has difficulty with.
Nightcrawler is on general release.