Jake Gyllenhaal: I felt naked filming Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal at Cannes

Jake Gyllenhaal

Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed he felt "naked" while filming 'Southpaw'.

Jake Gyllenhaal felt "naked" while filming 'Southpaw'.

The 34-year-old actor, who plays Billy 'The Great' Hope in the Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing movie, has revealed he found shooting the in-the-ring scenes to be surreal.

He shared: "Even when you're only filming a fight, even when it's a movie, in the ring you feel totally naked.

"It's a strange thing, 700 extras watching."

But Jake also admitted that while some aspects of the shoot were a bit "reckless", he was always conscious of capturing the most dramatic action scenes.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "The thing was, whenever I took a real hit, my first thought was always: 'Someone better have got a good f***ing angle on that.' That's an actor.

"It may have all been a bit reckless."

Meanwhile, Jake revealed he's forever looking for roles that consider "what it is to be a man".

He explained: "I've realised I'm fascinated with what it is to be a man. And as a man, physicality is important. I've gone on searches ...

"I mean, pushing myself to the limit.

"With 'Nightcrawler', I was searching for a physical, chemical state that would come from depriving myself. I was interested in what that would bring out. It wasn't about losing weight. It was about what happens with a certain kind of deprivation."


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