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Jake worked hard so we couldn’t see his body?!


I’m still peeved about this whole Prince of Persia Jake Gyllenhaal Isn’t Actually Shirtless At All Suckers business. In Target I saw they have dolls of Jake’s character Prince Dastan and lo and behold – they’re not shirtless either! (although they are for children so perhaps this is sensible):

This looks NOTHING like Jake Gyllenhaal!

EW had a piece about Jake’s regimen to physically look the part for this role. It sounds totally punishing – a “three to five mile run through the sand while wearing a 20 pound jacket”?? UGH!! And that’s with only espresso and a piece of fruit powering him through!

Poor guy, I’d be pissed I did all that stupid work and all anyone saw were my (admittedly awesome) arms. Big fat FAIL to the Disney execs who looked at this movie and said, “You know what we need less of? Shots of our star’s buff body who we paid tremendous amounts of money to so he would look like that.”

As for this doll, I think he’d fit right in at the Action Palace with the Matty and Ewan dolls! Damn those Barbie’s next door in the Dream House wouldn’t know what to think!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “Jake worked hard so we couldn’t see his body?!

  1. Aside from the lack of shirtlessness (which they TOTALLY can remedy without running afoul of the censors, in my opinion – see e.g. Ken doll and He-man), I have to say I am a bit disappointed by the generalized lack of Jake G.- specific hotness in Jake doll’s face! Did they steal that face from the Russell Crowe Gladiator action figure series? It looks kind of generic . . .

    I DO, however, enjoy the doll’s open mouth! That’s new! Little kid me would have had plenty of ideas of fun things to stick in there! (Adult me has some ideas too, but they are not appropriate for this blog . . . ;)).

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