Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Taylor Swift 'Good Morning America' Intro Music on 'Howard Stern': Listen
"When I'm doing an interview, when you're up at 5 a.m. and you can't really make sense of words, you're not thinking about the background music playing behind you."
The Internet had a bit of a laugh earlier this week when Good Morning America played Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" as the intro music for an interview with Jake Gyllenhaal -- who, of course, briefly dated Swift back in 2010. If you believe Internet sleuths, he was the subject of a handful of songs off Red, most notably Swift's incredible tune "All Too Well."
On Thursday (July 23), Gyllenhaal stopped by Howard Stern's SiriusXM show and was asked about the Internet brohaha. As many suspected, Gyllenhaal was clueless.
"First of all, I did not hear that," he said of the (coincidental?) intro song. "When I'm doing an interview, when you're up at 5 a.m. and you can't really make sense of words, you're not thinking about the background music that's playing behind you."
When Stern followed up, asking if he would know a Swift song if he heard one, Gyllenhaal replied, "Yes, of course I would have."
His final thoughts on Swift: Calling her "a beautiful girl," Gyllenhaal feigned ignorance when asked about songs she may or may not have written about him. At minimum, we hope he's still got that scarf.
Listen to a snippet of the Stern interview below: