Jake Gyllenhaal on Demolition: 'Grief can be anything, really'
Playing a widower in new movie Demolition didn't just mark a move away from his usual roles, it gave Jake Gyllenhaal the chance to ponder grief. He tells Keeley Bolger how Hollywood portrayals of emotions don't always reflect real life
BROODING. Intense. Serious. Scroll through Jake Gyllenhaal's back catalogue, starting with 1999's October Sky, 2001's Donnie Darko and picking up with 2014's Nightcrawler, and you'll see why those adjectives are appropriate when describing his style. An actor's actor, were it not for his gift of pulling off punchy performances his meticulous choices and disciplined approach to work (be it gaining bulk, shedding weight, performing his first fight scene in front of 2,000 people for Southpaw, or living nocturnally in preparation for Nightcrawler) might, instead, be called 'hammy'. Duly then, hi[...]