Sunday, May 27, 2012


Jake Gyllenhaal & Mélanie Laurent in Toronto - May 2012
Exciting day in Toronto as filming for Denis Villeneuve's An Enemy took to the streets, giving some female Onlookers quite the shock when they saw Jake Gyllenhaal emerge out of a TTC Streetcar! The talented Star of Zodiac and Brokeback Mountain has made many a visit to the City in the past, his last being a Press Tour for Disney's Prince of Persia back in May 2010.  Seeing him film here however, is a rarity.

Gyllenhaal carries the weight of two roles in the Thriller, playing a History Teacher who spots his Doppelgänger on a DVD Rental and makes it a mission to locate him, flipping their lives upside-down. Also on-set today was French Actress Mélanie Laurent, whose profile was heightened significantly domestically with 2009 Quentin Tarantino Flick, Inglourious Basterds

Today's filming saw Gyllenhaal and Laurent on a Streetcar, him then following her to her Office in hot pursuit.  The Film Crew took several precautions to protect their Talent and Gyllenhaal was veiled by not one, but two umbrellas.  Fans watched across-the-street in awe as he ran through multiple takes, snapping Photos with their Cell Phones and Cameras.

Lovely Laurent was incredibly gracious, stopping to chat with a couple French-speaking Fans on a bench and also snapped a Photo with me too during a quick break from filming.  "Parlez-vous Français?", she asks. Sheepishly I replied, "Je comprends. But cannot speak v. well", drawing a smile and a nod from her.

With the help of a kind spirit, we just may be seeing some Signed Photos here from some of the Cast here in the neat future!  Fingers crossed

An Enemy films in Toronto until mid-July.  Our dear Friends at Alliance Films release in Canada in 2013.  Cannot wait!

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)