Sparks flew on the set of “The Good Girl,” according to Jake Gyllenhaal, who admitted having a “crush” on co-star Jennifer Aniston.
The 40-year-old “The Guilty” star attended during an appearance “The Howard Stern Show” and admitted that filming love scenes with Aniston, 52, while they were working on it was difficult the romantic drama of 2002 because of his infatuation.
“[Filming the sex scenes] was torture, yes it was, ”Gyllenhaal said on the show and laughed. “But it wasn’t torture either. I mean, come on, it was like a mixture of both.
“Strangely enough, love scenes are awkward because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching them? That doesn’t turn me on, ”he continued. “It’s oddly mechanical. And it’s a dance too, you’re choreographing for a camera. You can get in, but it’s like a fight scene, you have to choreograph those scenes. “
The “Brokeback Mountain” actor also stated that they used a specific method that involved the use of a pillow. “The pillow technique was used,” he said. “That was only preventative and was generally used whenever it was actually in a horizontal position in this film.”
He said, “I think that was actually a suggestion from Jennifer. She was very nice to suggest before we started. She said, ‘I’ll put a pillow here.’ “
In 2016 Gyllenhaal revealed for the first time that he was in love with the “Friends” star. “She’s a rough, not personable. It’s so hard to give compliments, ”he said told people. “I have to say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her wasn’t easy. . . I was – um, yes. That’s all i’m gonna say It was lovely. It wasn’t difficult, I would say that. “
Gyllenhaal admitted at the time that he was not a fan of the hit NBC sitcom, but was stunned by her “personality from afar and the films she starred in”.
While Gyllenhaal was just doing his first appearance on the red carpet with a model friend Jeanne Cadieu, Aniston said recently she is ready for a date again.
“Nobody is on my radar yet, but I think the time has come. I think I’m ready to share myself with someone else, ”the former“ Friends ”star said Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy”.
The “The Morning Show” actress said she has been in relationships for nearly 30 years – Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017 – but she has had her time in recent years really enjoyed it.
“I did not want to [date] for a long time, and I’ve loved being my own wife, really, without being part of a couple, ”she said. “I’ve been part of a couple since I was 20, so it was a great pleasure to take my time.”