Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals His Favorite Birthday Memory (Hint: It Involves Medieval Times)

He’s not a fan of big birthdays, but he still has high expectations. In honor of his 35th birthday Jake Gyllenhall reflects on his favorite celebration at Medieval Times, where he donned a jousting outfit and wooden sword, and ate chicken with his bare hands.

Released on 12/19/2015

Credits

Producer: Evan T. Cohen
Editor: Lynn Hirschberg
Cinematographer: David Rodriguez & Matt Klammer
Sound: Brain Rainwater & Michael Guggino
Gaffer: Silvestre Rios & Jason De Jesus

Transcript

00:05
I'm not really like a birthday fan,
00:07
but I do admittedly have high expectations
00:10
for my birthday.
00:17
So, I'm not like a fan, but then I'm like
00:19
hey, what's up, it's my birthday.
00:22
I don't know, my favorite birthday?
00:24
I went to Medieval Times when I was like ten.
00:29
I wore a jousting outfit.
00:30
I had a wooden sword and a shield,
00:33
and I ate chicken with my hands
00:35
like my bare hands, like my friends.
00:36
I've always been sort of superstitious
00:38
about ever going back, but maybe like,
00:41
maybe like when I turn 40,
00:43
I'll go with all the people who went to that.
00:46
Like I'll find the pictures,
00:47
and I'll be like, you guys, you have to come,
00:48
and we'll go to Medieval Times.
00:50
[Camerawoman] Did you go to the Renaissance fair too?
00:53
Yeah, I did go to the Renaissance fair,
00:54
and I made candles with the imprint of my hand.
00:57
I remember that.
00:58
You put your hand in sand,
00:59
and then they like put this,
01:01
the wax in your hand, and then they
01:02
put just a wick in it,
01:03
and you have a hand candle.
01:05
Yeah, but do you think they did that
01:07
in the Renaissance?
01:08
(laughs)
01:09
That's why I'm like (laughs).
01:11
Who is like, in the Renaissance...
01:12
There's somebody watching this going
01:14
yes, actually did do that,
01:15
and I'm gonna send you all the information
01:17
about how everyone in the Renaissance
01:18
made hand candles.
01:20
(laughs)