Jake Gyllenhaal Might Have Finally Responded To ‘All Too Well’ In A Snarky Photoshoot
"Red (Jake's Version)"
Jake Gyllenhaal has sent Taylor Swift fans spinning after a photoshoot appeared to reference the messy breakup at the heart of his ex’s album Red.
The 41-year-old actor featured in W Magazine on Thursday to discuss his recent film The Guilty. The leading image sees Gyllenhaal in a red shirt with notable heart-shaped sunglasses plonked on his head — an apparent nod to Swift’s Red album era, and the similar pair she wore in the music video for ’22’.
Swift famously grilled her former boyfriend — who is nine years her senior — in November’s Red (Taylor’s Version). She released a ten-minute version of fan favourite track ‘All Too Well’, including a lengthy music video where actor Dylan O’Brien and Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink replicated Swift’s POV of her brief relationship with Gyllenhaal.
The pair dated for three months when Swift was 20, and Gyllenhaal 29-years-old back in 2010. But the short-lived, emotional rollercoaster of a romance produced enough material for Swift to release her iconic breakup album two years later.
Gyllenhaal has kept tight-lipped on the 2021 re-release until now. A source told E! News at the time that he had “no interest in any of it” because “he doesn’t read gossip or pay any attention to that”.
“He’s living his life, and focused on himself. He’s ignoring all the noise,” the report said. So it came as a surprise that his portrait this week had such a noticeable dig at Swift, given how she is known for subtle easter eggs in all her work.
— E! News (@enews) January 13, 2022
While it could all just be sheer coincidence, the original caption promoting the article on Instagram was “Red (Jake’s Version)”, but has since been edited, according to InStyle.
“Is he feeling 22?” a fan wrote online. “The stylist understood the assignment,” another comment read.
this is literally jake gyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/exdarWUHxo
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