There’s been a worrying trend amongst celebrities recently where a few of them have revealed that they don’t think it’s that important to wash and keep themselves clean and it looks as though Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest one to throw his cap into the mix.
Jake was promoting Prada’s new fragrance Luna Rossa Ocean and was talking to Vanity Fair when he was asked about his experience of ‘aquatic New York’:
Well, mostly it’s through showering. It’s mostly a bathing interaction. This is not actual water, like the Hudson, but there was that great spa, Aire, that has water underground. I went there a couple of times.
What other water interactions have I had? I’m a pier kind of guy. I enjoy the piers. But I haven’t spent a lot of time, admittedly, on the Hudson itself. Maybe farther [upstate], but not here. Sorry to disappoint.
I always am baffled that loofahs come from nature. They feel like they’ve been made in a factory but, in fact, it’s just not true. Since I was young, it’s amazed me.
More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times. I do believe, because Elvis Costello is wonderful, that good manners and bad breath get you nowhere. So I do that.
But I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.
What an absolutely bizarre tangent to take the interview on? I kinda feel like he’s taking the piss and isn’t really being serious because those answers are so unbelievably stupid and all over the place, it kinda feels like he can’t actually mean it? Almost like he’s playing a game with the reporter to see how out of touch with reality he can sound. Someone needs to get him some help because his interviews lately seem to all be like this.
For more of the same, check out when Jake Gyllenhaal got weirdly defensive over Sean Paul. That was a really strange interview too.