Jake Gyllenhaal is in hungry mode
Jake Gyllenhaal's passion for his upcoming movie 'Nightcrawler' motivated him to lose a dramatic amount of weight recently.
Jake Gyllenhaal's passion for his upcoming movie motivated him to lose a dramatic amount of weight.
The 32-year-old actor embarked on a strict diet and fitness regime to slim down for the thriller, 'Nightcrawler,' in which he plays a struggling crime reporter in Los Angeles, and admits he was ''always a bit hungry'' while preparing for the role.
He told UsWeekly.com: ''It takes place in a land where I think there is a desert in a lot of ways, great opulence, and at the same time, great vastness and emptiness. I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry.''
In order to feel more like the character, the actor aimed to look almost skeletal and got into a ''mode where I was always a bit hungry.''
The 'Brokeback Mountain' star isn't following a special eating plan for the movie, that is currently filming in LA, and is just trying to eat less to keep his weight down.
He added: ''I just love this movie. That's how I did it. There really was no technique.''
Jake previously transformed his body for the 'Prince of Persia' but gained a huge amount of muscle for the film that allowed him to eat six small meals a day.