Jake Gyllenhaal GENUINELY shocked to learn Dennis Quaid played his father in 'The Day After Tomorrow'

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal looked genuinely surprised when a journalist told him Dennis Quaid played his father 14 year ago

Jake Gyllenhaal GENUINELY shocked to learn Dennis Quaid played his father in 'The Day After Tomorrow'
Emmy Rossum (R), Dennis Quaid (C) and Jake Gyllenhaal (L) attend a press conference for 'The Day After Tomorrow' (Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the actors who are known for having a lot of fun during interviews and press junkets. He constantly gives answers that are quirky and never shies away from laughing at himself. But make no mistake, he is one of the most brilliant actors working in the industry right and has the credentials to prove it. Gyllenhaal is now set to take viewers on an enthralling, but a strange journey, with the upcoming animation movie ‘Strange World’ and something really strange happened when he and his co-star Dennis Quaid were sitting together in the press junket for the latest movie.

This is not the first time Gyllenhaal and Quaid are working with each other. In 2004, the duo played the father-son duo in the sci-fi disaster film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. The film sees Quaid playing the role of a paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall who says that climate change could cause an Ice Age, but the US Vice President dismisses his concerns. However, things go downhill when three gigantic superstorms above Canada, Scotland, and Siberia flash-freeze anything caught in their eyes. Meanwhile, in New York, his son Sam Hall (Gyllenhaal) is attending an academic decathlon when the storm hits the city. They are doing anything and everything to keep the entire group safe while Jack sets out to save his son. The film came out 14 years ago and Gyllenhaal seems to have forgotten that Quaid played his father in the aforementioned movie and was shocked to know this when a journalist mentioned this fact during the interview.

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(L-R) Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, and Dennis Quaid attend D23 Expo 2022 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on September 09, 2022.
(L-R) Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, and Dennis Quaid attend D23 Expo 2022 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on September 09, 2022. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

 

During the press junket interview for ‘Strange World’ with Yahoo Entertainment, the 41-year-old’s reaction is going viral where he seems to have forgotten that Quaid played the role of his father in Roland Emmerich’s disaster film. The interviewer tells Quaid that “you and Jake obviously played father and son in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.”

As soon as the interview says that, the ‘Nightcrawler’star cuts in and says, “We did? Oh…Oh, oh! Whoa! That’s the guy who played my dad.”

Quaid joked while saying that “this is the first time we have been in a room together.” Gyllenhaal added, “Wow that’s cool. You know we’ve been doing a lot of interviews and you just blew my mind.”

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To be honest, Gyllenhaal’s reaction seems really genuine because they didn’t shoot many scenes during ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ as they were shooting in different locations. Surprisingly, Quaid is voicing the role of Gyllenhaal’s father in ‘Strange World’ as well and even this time around, they couldn’t spend time together because they voiced their character at different times.

However, it can be a prank as well because Gyllenhaal is known for doing pranks like that. Who can forget the classic ‘melancholy’ prank during the ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ press tour?

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Jake Gyllenhaal, wearing Gucci, attends the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA honoring Amy Sherald, Kehinde Wiley, and Steven Spielberg presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Jake Gyllenhaal, wearing Gucci, attends the 10th Annual LACMA ART+FILM GALA honoring Amy Sherald, Kehinde Wiley, and Steven Spielberg presented by Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 06, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for LACMA)

 

‘Strange World’ follows the journey of Clades, a family of legendary explorers who must set aside their differences as they embark on a journey to a mysterious planet named Avalonia, inhabited by surreal lifeforms in order to save Pando, a new plant. Quaid voices the character of Jaeger Clade while Gyllenhaal voices Searcher Clade in the movie.

Other actors to feature in the movie include Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu, Karan Soni, and Alan Tudyk in pivotal roles.

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