Jake Gyllenhaal recalls awkward meeting with Brad Pitt amid Jennifer Aniston’s marriage

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Jake Gyllenhaal spoke out recently about an awkward conversation he had while Brad Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Gyllenhaal was a star in the 2002 romantic-dramedy The Good GirlWith the former FriendsStar, as one of two characters who begin an affair with deeply lasting consequences. Gyllenhaal relates that it was at this time. W MagazineFor the Best Performances issue, he had an embarrassing encounter avec Pitt.

“I remember putting my hand out to shake his and accidentally hitting the door,”The Spider-Man Far from Home star remembered. “He said, so confidently and kindly, ‘Well, you have another one. It’s all right.'” Gyllenhaal added, “He was very, very, very sweet to me, and it was actually a really lovely exchange. But, yeah – I was starstruck.”Notably in 2021, Howard Stern was contacted by the actor who shared that he had experienced a similar situation. “crush”Aniston during Good GirlDays, which led to her acting in sex scenes that she felt like “torture.” 

“But it was also not torture. I mean, come on, it was like a mix of both,”He stated. “Weirdly, love scenes are awkward, because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it? That doesn’t turn me on.”He continued to describe the process for shooting sex scenes. “oddly mechanical.”Gyllenhaal elaborated, comparing it to a “dance” between actors. “You’re choreographing for a camera. You can get in it, but it’s like a fight scene, you have to choreograph those scenes.” 

The ZodiacThe actor shared with us that they used “The Actors” “the pillow technique”To make them feel more at ease. “That was just pre-emptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie,”Gyllenhaal claimed. “I think that was actually a Jennifer suggestion. She was very kind to suggest it before we began. She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow here.'”

Gyllenhaal’s career is in big shape as it was reported recently that he is being considered for the MGM’s lead role Road House reboot. According to DeadlineAccording to sources, MGM is keen to make the film a success and has started looking for script writers to help them revise a previously written script. Both Gyllenhaal as director Doug Liman have been attached to the project. While they do have other films in production, MGM is believed to be giving the reboot film a high priority.