Jake Gyllenhaal is looking rather bearishly dapper on the cover of the new Esquire Magazine UK edition for December. The main topic of the interview? His numerous nude scenes in his upcoming film Love and Other Drugs, what else?
“I was naked a lot in the movie. I was naked in more of it than was even in the final cut. A director’s cut? I don’t even know how that would be rated.”
Hmmm. I just heard the sound of a lot of women and male Brokeback Mountain fans reserving a ticket for the film’s November 24th opening in theaters.
The movie, which also stars Anne Hathaway, is about two free-spirited ‘playas’ who meet their match in each other, and according to the official movie trailer, “find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.”
In regard to his relationship with Hathaway, “I feel like she’s a comrade. The thing about Anne is that she develops her characters in absolute detail. To the point where she went down to the Lower East Side to buy fluorescent bras for her character. I knew Annie could f**king kill it.”
The movie is already generating a lot of hype, not only for the nude scenes but also for the sex scenes with his typical girl-next-door costar.
“Annie and I had already had sex on film (in Brokeback Mountain). There’s something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It’s all about rhythm. There’s a rhythm to writing, there’s a rhythm to sports, there’s a rhythm to sex.”
That’s pretty deep Gyllenhaal.
And here’s how he and his costar got in the mood for the scenes, “We talked about what we thought was sexy, about what were the things that interested us, and through the discussion became pretty intimate with each other.”
And concerning the issue of letting it all hang out on set with his costar, Gyllenhaal had this to say on who had it tougher, “Annie, because as a woman I think it’s harder. She said at one point, ‘Well, we’re both topless and we both show our butts.’ And I was like, ‘Hmm, but it’s a little different for you.'”
Written by K. Politis