Jake Gyllenhaal and his unenviable face-fuzz grace the cover of Esquire UK’s December issue.
Inside he talks sex with Anne Hathaway while filming Love and Other Drugs, his sister Maggie, and letting it all hang. And no, there’s no mention of rumoured squeeze Taylor Swift. Jeepers, you all want icing on it, don’t you!
Some interview highlights:
On hopping into bed with Anne Hathaway:
“We talked about what we thought was sexy, about what were the things that interested us, and through the discussion became pretty intimate with each other.”
On sex scenes with Anne:
“Annie and I had already had sex on film (in Brokeback Mountain). There’s something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It’s all about rhythm. There’s a rhythm to writing, there’s a rhythm to sports, there’s a rhythm to sex.”
On his friendship with Anne:
“I feel like she’s a comrade. The thing about Anne is that she develops her characters in absolute detail. To the point where she went down to the Lower East Side to buy fluorescent bras for her character. I knew Annie could f**king kill it.”
On being naked in Love and Other Drugs:
“I was naked a lot in the movie. I was naked in more of it than was even in the final cut. A director’s cut? I don’t even know how that would be rated.”
On being naked on set:
“Annie, because as a woman, I think it’s harder. She said at one point, ‘Well, we’re both topless and we both show our butts.’ And I was like, ‘Hmm, but it’s a little different for you.’”
On admiration for his sister, Maggie:
“I admire her and continue to admire her. That might play into the reason I don’t have much of a problem letting the women I’ve worked with shine. I love women.”