Jake Gyllenhaal was “in awe” of Heath Ledger when he noticed him carry out.
The 40-year-old actor, who appeared alongside the late star within the 2005 romantic drama ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ spoke about Ledger’s inventive course of, which additionally noticed him launch into his Oscar-winning position of the Joker in ‘The Knight of the night time’.
Showing on the ‘WTF With Marc Maron’ podcast, he mentioned: “I’ve seen so many actors and what they do through the years.
“I’ve imitated them, I’ve imitated their conduct earlier than the takes. A few of these issues have labored for me, some haven’t, others have gotten me in bother.
“Like, you possibly can see somebody get mad and it might get actually annoyed, it is within the second.
“There are such a lot of actors who go loopy to get right into a scene. I bear in mind being in awe of seeing Heath Ledger and the way he would get right into a scene himself.”
In the meantime, Gyllenhaal additionally referenced her starring position alongside Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in 2002’s “Moonlight Mile,” and the final impression she left on him.
She added: “I bear in mind Susan telling me that earlier than you have got an emotional scene it is best to drink a number of water as a result of tears actually dehydrate you.
“These are the belongings you acquire, I’ll always remember them!
“I am going to drink a lot water earlier than an emotional scene, and other people will ask me, ‘What’s improper with him?’ I will not cry the entire scene, I am going to simply drink water. “
Gyllenhaal additionally picked up recommendation from Hoffman on set, noting the actor’s intense means of working.
He defined, “I used to be seeing how Dustin would get bodily; it elevated his power, truly made his blood circulate, which I did not perceive on the time.
“I did not perceive, ‘Oh certain, that is your instrument’ … I bear in mind him doing push-ups and operating in place earlier than generally only a regular scene the place he was strolling would seem.”