Jake Gyllenhaal: Being Gay is a Huge Compliment
Is Jake Gyllenhaal gay? For him, having this question asked is “a huge compliment”.
The ‘Brokeback Mountain’ star talks to host James Lipton on the upcoming episode of ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ about the gay rumors.
Apparently, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ was so convincing that some people think Gyllenhaal is gay. He addressed that topic with Lipton by saying, “It’s a huge compliment,” but that he is indeed straight and is currently linked to ‘Sports Illustrated’ model, Alyssa Miller.
Gyllenhaal also opens up about a variety of other topics during the interview such as being raised in a Hollywood family, everything from the personal details of his Bar Mitzvah, to his improvisational talents, and to his relationship with ‘Brokeback Mountain'” co-star Heath Ledger.
“It felt like losing a family member,” he says of Ledger and he still misses him “to this day.”
“Heath and I knew each other for years before that because we had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge together,” he tells Lipton. “And I remember thinking, ‘I like this guy. He’s just like, super lovable.”
The episode airs Thursday.