Heath Ledger’s Death Changed Jake Gyllenhaal’s Outlook On His Life and Career
In a current dialogue for People’s “The Jess Cagle Interview,” Jake Gyllenhaal opens up about how he handled Heath Ledger’s demise in 2008.
The two actors, who starred collectively in Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” turned shut throughout filming and developed a friendship, making Ledger’s premature demise much more troublesome.
At the time, the “Donnie Darko” star was simply 27 and, understandably, hadn’t given dying a lot thought.
“Personally, it affected me in methods I cannot essentially put in phrases and even would need to speak about publicly,” he advised Jess Cagle. “In phrases of professionally, I assume I was at an age the place mortality was not all the time clear to me.”
“I assume you reside on this bubble, too, of creating movies … There are actual pals, and there’s a actual group. There can also be that [new Macklemore song] the place he says, ‘The curtain closes and no one notices’ … I assume that is true, and I assume that is OK,” Gyllenhaal stated. “But I assume on the time, I assumed everybody would discover — they usually did with Heath dying, however I assume it [gave me] the expertise of, ‘This is fleeting.'”
The actor, now 35, went on to say that he realized, after Ledger’s demise, that the success of a film is not an important factor to concentrate on.
“What issues is the relationships you make whenever you make a movie, and the individuals you study from whenever you’re getting ready for a movie,” he stated. “That modified so much for me.”
Watch the complete interview above.
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