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Jake Gyllenhaal gets naked

Writer: Lai Swee Wei

Gyllenhaal & Hathaway in "Love & Other Drugs".

21 Dec – Jake Gyllenhaal admitted that he refused to wear underwear while filming sex scenes with co-star Anne Hathaway in their latest rom-com, "Love And Other Drugs".

The 29 year old actor, who is currently dating 21 year old country singer Taylor Swift, was happy to get naked for his role because he believes the audience needed to see him without clothes to believe his relationship with Hathaway's character was real, reports BANG Showbiz.

He said, "If we were going to be as open and intimate in a love story as we could be we have to do the same thing with sex."

"I don't know about you guys but I've never had sex with underwear on and it's an odd thing to watch an actor do. You can try but I wouldn't recommend it! So that was really important. We knew that if we did we would get somewhere in the audiences' unconscious that these were people who were actually in love and not just actors telling a love story."

Gyllenhaal also told Esquire UK, "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."

Earlier last month, an image of the Hollywood hunk seductively taking off his underwear on a bed surfaced on the net causing much curiosity among netizens.

However, it was obviously clear that the image was tampered with as fans apparently decided they wanted more of Gyllenhaal than what was shown in the poster.

"Love And Other Drugs" is based on the Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy and is directed by Edward Zwick.

It revolves around Maggie (Hathaway), a free spirited woman who then meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), who works in pharmaceutical sales.

"Love And Other Drugs" is set to play in Singapore on 6 January 2011, while a Malaysian release is yet to be secured.


Cinema Online, 21 December 2010

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