The Good Girl" star,Â Jake Gyllenhaal has opened up on what it felt like having aÂ â€œcrushâ€ on co-star Jennifer Aniston and filming romantic scenes with her.
Disclosing this onÂ â€œThe Howard Stern Showâ€, 40-year-old Jake admitted that it was tough to film love scenes with Aniston, 52, while working onÂ the 2002 romantic dramaÂ due to his infatuation.
â€œ[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.
â€œWeirdly, love scenes are awkward, because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it? That doesnâ€™t turn me on,â€ he continued. â€œItâ€™s oddly mechanical. And also itâ€™s a dance, youâ€™re choreographing for a camera. You can get in it, but itâ€™s like a fight scene, you have to choreograph those scenes.â€
The â€œBrokeback Mountainâ€ actor also explained that a certain method was used that involved a pillow.
â€œThe pillow technique was used. That was just preemptive and used generally always when actually in a horizontal place in that movie.
â€œI think that was actually a Jennifer suggestion. She was very kind to suggest it before we began. She was like, â€˜Iâ€™m putting a pillow here.â€™ â€œ
This is not the first time Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he had a crush on Jennifer Aniston.Â Gyllenhaal first revealed his crush on the â€œFriendsâ€ star in 2016.
He told People at that time;
â€œSheâ€™s a rough one, you know, not likable. So hard to compliment.
â€œI will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy . . . I was â€“ um, yeah. Thatâ€™s all Iâ€™m going to say. It was lovely. It wasnâ€™t hard, thatâ€™s what I would say.â€ You
While Gyllenhaal just made hisÂ first red-carpet appearance with model girlfriendÂ Jeanne Cadieu, Aniston recently saidÂ sheâ€™s ready to date again.
â€œThe Morning Showâ€ 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.
â€œI didnâ€™t want to [date] for a long time, and I loved really being my own woman without being a part of a couple.
â€œIâ€™ve been part of a couple since I was 20, so there was something really nice about taking the time.â€