Jake Gyllenhaal has starred in a ton of movies and read countless scripts, so if there is one thing he knows is important, it’s pronouncing words correctly.
The “Wildlife” star has no time for people mispronouncing words, especially when they do it over and over again.
“Velvet Buzzsaw” director Dan Gilroy found this out first-hand on Monday when the cast of the new horror film gathered for a Hollywood Reporter interview at Sundance.
Talking about star Rene Russo, Gilroy said, “There’s many sides to Rene that haven’t been shown on film. I wanted the world to see them: soulful, spiritual, she has a touch of me-LANK-ly once in a while…”
The death stare which Gyllenhaal gave the director could cut through glass. The best part is that Gyllenhaal was glaring at Gilroy before the mistake was even made.
“It’s melancholy, Dan,” the Oscar-nominated actor stated.
“Oh, it’s melancholy! I always get that word wrong,” Gilroy said.
“That is not the first time today…” a stern Gyllenhaal added.
“Velvet Buzzsaw”, which premiered at Sundance, stars Gyllenhaal, Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich.