"American actor Jake Gyllenhaal spent last weekend at the site of last year’s volcanic eruptions, Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Fimmvörduháls mountain range, in fierce weather to shoot an episode for the survival television series Man vs. Wild, hosted by English adventurer Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel and Channel 4.
Jake Gyllenhaal leaving The Antica Pesa Restaurant in Rome, on 6th April 2011
Gyllenhaal flew straight to Iceland from Rome where he was promoting his latest movie, Source Code.
Ben Stiller at the Film Independent Spirit Awards (04/26/2011)
He is not the only film star who has starred in Man vs. Wild; it has also featured the survival strategies of US actors Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell, Fréttabladid reports.
"We can confirm that we were with Gyllenhaal and Grylls but I’d rather not comment any further on the story", said Thór Kjartansson at the Icelandic production company True North which assisted the show’s crew on the glacier. “But they definitely got the wildest and best of Icelandic nature,” he added.
Before heading out for the wild, Gyllenhaal dropped by the store 66°North on Bankastraeti and the Laundromat Café on Austurstraeti in Reykjavík.
“He came here twice, on Friday night and Saturday and was totally relaxed,” commented Steinn Einar at Laundromat. Apparently, the actor wasn’t anxious about the experience that awaited him on the glacier". Source: www.icelandreview.com