“The Good Girl” star, Jake Gyllenhaal has opened up on what it felt like having a “crush” on co-star Jennifer Aniston and filming romantic scenes with her.
Disclosing this on “The Howard Stern Show”, 40-year-old Jake admitted that it was tough to film love scenes with Aniston, 52, while working on the 2002 romantic drama due to his infatuation.
“[Filming the sex scenes] was torture, yes it was. 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 continued. “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 a certain method was used that involved a pillow.
“The pillow technique was used. That was just preemptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie.
“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.’ “
This is not the first time Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he had a crush on Jennifer Aniston. Gyllenhaal first revealed his crush on the “Friends” star in 2016.
He told People at that time;
“She’s a rough one, you know, not likable. So hard to compliment.
“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.”
While Gyllenhaal just made his first red-carpet appearance with model girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu, Aniston recently said she’s ready to date again.
“The Morning Show” actress was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017, but said she enjoyed being on her own for the past few years.
“I didn’t want to [date] for a long time, and I loved really being my own woman without being a part of a couple.
“I’ve been part of a couple since I was 20, so there was something really nice about taking the time.”