Beyond being a sourdough daddy, some of you might not know that Jake Gyllenhaal is a multi-faceted Broadway queen at heart. And he’s here to serenade you with a love song during the time of corona while looking positively coquettish with those locks behind his ears. He’s looking like flirty Jesus in prison.
As part of the viral monologue series, The 24-Hour Plays, Jake’s video was released as a bonus track this Friday, and features him singing a musical piece written especially for him by Broadway composer Jeanine Tesori and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.
The song, entitled “Across the Way”, is a four-and-a-half-minute ballad that was written and recorded in 24 hours (per the project rules).
Before Jake sings out his quarantine love song, he takes a sip of what I’m guessing is hot water and lemon (like all REAL singers do), and then brings the drama by staring into the distance and singing about the person who lives across him and who he’s stalking during quarantine. I mean, he sings this:
“Day 32, I washed my hands, you made a Cornish hen. Day 36 you sewed a mask, I washed my hands again.”
So if you’re into Jake and also into making a Cornish hen, make sure you make it as sexily as possible next time, because Jake could be stalk-watching you while yodeling.
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A love song in the age of quarantine, this is ‘ACROSS THE WAY’ from the brilliant minds of @jeaninetesori and @lindsayabaire. Written and recorded in 24 hours for the @24hourplays, it was an honor to collaborate with these two from across the way! If you can, please donate to @24hourplays Special thanks to: @middle_pedal @mcyellowsound