In his words, Jake Gyllenhaal’s real-life crush on Jennifer Aniston made filming the sex scenes in ‘The Good Girl’ a ‘torture’. Gyllenhaal was asked to comment on how difficult it was to film a love scene with a real-life crush during an interview with The Howard Stern Show. The findings of the interview brought more spice into the Jake Gyllenhaal Jennifer Aniston love story.
Jake Gyllenhaal And Jennifer Aniston Appeared in The Good Girl
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the actor, 40, opened up about his former screen partner and admitted that his infatuation with Jennifer Aniston, 52, made filming the sex scenes difficult.
“[Filming the sex scenes] was torture, yes it was,” Jake Gyllenhaal laughed as he remembered the filming with Jennifer Aniston. “But it was also not torture. I mean, come on, it was like a mix of both. Weirdly, love scenes are awkward, because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it? That doesn’t turn me on,” he said. “It’s oddly mechanical. And also it’s a dance, 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 Brokeback Mountain actor also explained that pillows were involved in the filming and a particular technique was used.
“The pillow technique was used,” he said. “That was just pre-emptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie.” He said, “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.’”
The good looks of Jennifer Aniston intimidate anyone in the world, especially as you prepare for a steamy sex scene with her. In ‘The Good Girl,’ Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal play two employees of a small Texas town who cross paths.
Gyllenhaal confessed his love for Friends star for the first time in 2016.
“She’s a rough one, you know, not likeable. So hard to compliment,” he told People. “I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy … I was – um, yeah. That’s all I’m going to say. It was lovely. It wasn’t hard, that’s what I would say.”
What’s Happening Now?
Jake Gyllenhaal said he wasn’t a fan of Jennifer Aniston’s hit NBC sitcom at the time, but was stunned by her “personality from afar, and movies she was in”. Jennifer Aniston recently admitted she is ready to date again, while Jake Gyllenhaal just made his first red carpet appearance with model girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu.
“No one of importance has hit my radar yet, but I think it’s time. I think I’m ready to share myself with another,” Jennifer Aniston revealed to Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy. Aniston said she has been in relationships for nearly 30 years – she was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017 – but she is enjoying solidarity for several years now.
The Guilty, Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie, is an English-language remake of the Danish thriller from 2018. And is streaming on Netflix.