Jake Gyllenhaal opened in an interview on The Howard Stern Show this week, revealing what it was like to shoot intimate scenes with Jennifer Aniston.
Gyllenhaal appeared on The Howard Stern Show to discuss his new Netflix thriller “The Guilty” and to share some of the highlights from his incredible career.
The actor, who starred alongside Aniston in the 2002 film “The Good Girl,” told Howard Stern that his crush on her at the time made the collaboration “not easy.”
Stern asked Gyllenaal what it was like filming the love scenes with his on-screen crush, casually suggesting that it must be “torture” for him to film intimate scenes with the beautiful actress Aniston, who rose to international fame for her role as Rachel Green in the film. TV sitcom Friends (1994-2004).
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“Oh yeah, that was torture, yeah,” joked Gyllenhaal, who was 21 at the time of filming with 32-year-old Aniston. “But it wasn’t actually torture. I mean, come on. It was a mixture of the two. “
“Strangely, the love scenes are awkward because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching them. Maybe if you have a closed set it’s less, ”Gyllenhaal continued. “It doesn’t excite me. Most of the time, it’s strangely mechanical. And also it’s a dance. You choreograph for a camera.
To help “reduce the chance of mating” as Stern so delicately put it, Gyllenhaal said Aniston quickly suggested using a strategically placed pillow when filming love scenes to make things more comfortable for her. everybody.
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“I remember a pillow. The pillow technique was used. It was just preventative and generally always used when it was actually in a horizontal location in this movie.
“I think it was actually Jennifer’s suggestion. I think she was very kind to suggest it before we started, ”Gyllenhaal said with a laugh.
“She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow in here.’ That’s all she said, I think I remember.
I would say that most men of my generation can understand where it came from… https://t.co/9xvHguClUv
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In the movie “The Good Girl”, Aniston plays a woman who is bored with her marriage and her job at the local grocery store while Gyllenhaal plays a new employee who piques Aniston’s interest, and so the couple go for it. in a binding.
Hiding his feelings from Aniston at the time, it wasn’t until 14 years later, in 2016, that Gyllenhaal first opened up about his crush on People magazine.
“I’ll say I’ve had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy.
I was – uh yeah. That’s all I’m going to say. It was lovely. “
At the time, he disclosed that it wasn’t her role in Friends that initially drew Gyllenhaal to Aniston, but who she was as a person.
“Not so many friends, but a bit of her personality from afar and the movies she was in,” he said. “And some of the friends – I’m not a big fan of friends – but who she is.”
Despite these revelations, it seems a romance between the two isn’t meant to be.
Gyllenhaal is currently in a relationship with model Jeanne Cadieu, while Jennifer Aniston recently scoffed at dating rumors between her and ‘Friends’ co-star David Schwimmer, which surfaced shortly after the special broadcast. from the sitcom’s HBO Max reunion in May.
“It was weird. I couldn’t believe it, actually. Like really? He’s my brother, ”Aniston told ET.
“But I understand it, though. It shows you how much hope people have for fantasies, to make dreams come true.
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