Jake Gyllenhaal has Given Up Exercise
Jake Gyllenhaal has given up exercising regularly, saying his difficult workouts are a thing of the past.
In a recent interview with’Details’ magazine, Gyllenhaal revealed: “I haven’t cycled in a long time. I don’t run anymore. Do I take care of my body and take conditioning seriously? Yes. But exercising regularly doesn’t fit the energy of the character I’m playing now.” he says of ‘An Enemy’, in which he plays a man who seeks out his look-alike.
Gyllenhaal says he’s become a different man since he shot the police thriller ‘End of Watch’, directed by David Ayer.
He continued: “Dave told me right off that this was going to affect my soul. ‘Friends are going to say, That’s the Jake I’ve always known, but somewhere deep inside, you’ll know otherwise.'”
Gyllenhaal recalled about his preparation for the job: “We had fight training every morning at a Kenbo Karate dojo, and I got the s**t kicked out of me. Then we went to the shooting range, shooting past each other’s heads, with live ammo.
“There’s a simulated fire in the movie, but Dave wanted us to feel what that’s like, so he had us do a controlled burn.”
Gyllenhaal says the film – released September 28 – inspired him to go with his gut.
He revealed: “Every journey starts with fear. And I could say that’s what I want to embrace now. A real experience. And I want, overall, to trust what I know is right. There have been many times when I haven’t. It’s what I’m asking myself: Where is the line? What is the line? There’s so much context, it can be almost impossible to find.”
Check out his current pics on the set on his new movie in New York accompanied by his mom: