"It was really fun. I met the band and hung out with them. They're all really cool guys ... and the Jonas Brothers, the RZA and Lil Jon, we all usually chill anyway. Actually, we were up in San Francisco, and I was like, 'You guys, do you want to come down with me?' And Lil Jon was like, 'I'm busy,' and I was like, 'Come on, man, get in the car!' So we all chilled out, listened to the whole album, and the RZA was dope. He was great. He sat shotgun, because that's where he likes to sit usually. ... We all hang out because we're all really good friends."
-"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" star Jake Gyllenhaal, joking about the making of the video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun." In the clip, Gyllenhaal plays an angry, booze-soaked tennis pro who has run-ins with the likes of Joe Jonas, Lil Jon and the RZA, all of whom have truly surreal cameos.
According to Gyllenhaal, the shoot was a bit of a whirlwind. "I got a call from the directors, who are friends of mine ... and they were like, 'We're doing this thing, and we heard you're a big fan of the band. We didn't know if you wanted to come down.' I was actually in San Francisco, and they were shooting it in Los Angeles, and they were like, 'We're shooting it this evening,' so I said, 'All right, I'm there,'" he told MTV News' Vanessa White Wolf. "So I drove down from San Francisco to this soundstage in downtown L.A., and I basically changed into a tennis outfit, and I got down."