During an appearance on “The Late Show” in 2020, which centered on Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday, Gyllenhaal began his interview by silencing Colbert. In a low voice, Gyllenhaal said, “I have leaven rising. It is resting. My leaven is resting.” Colbert, who’s still up for a witty retort, jokingly asked the actor if he had become part of the sourdough cult during the lockdown.
Gyllenhaal didn’t miss a beat and explained, “As my hair grew longer and I kind of slowly entered the hipster world, I fell in love with sourdough.” He also noted that just like everyone who was stuck in their home at the time, he had nothing better to do, and a friend in San Francisco who owns a bakery was ready to show him the ins and outs of sourdough. . It turns out that Colbert, or at least his niece, is a fan of this trend as well. Colbert notes that it smells of yogurt, only to be assured by Gyllenhaal, who knows his sourdough, that he must smell of vinegar. It’s a fun interview and we’re so happy that Gyllenhaal found his calling in sourdough. Maybe he can send Taylor Swift a loaf of bread when he returns her scarf.