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Jake Gyllenhaal says he's 'lucky' to have had sex with Anne Hathaway twice in movies

Jake Gyllenhaal says he's 'lucky' to have had sex with Anne Hathaway twice in movies

The star of Spider-man: Far From Home said he was 'lucky' to have done sex scenes with Anne Hathaway

Jake Gyllenhaal has said that he is 'lucky' to have filmed sex scenes with Anne Hathaway on two separate occasions.

The star of Spider-Man: Far From Home even praised his co-star's 'rhythm' in a bizarre compliment.

Gyllenhaal and Hathaway appeared as lovers in two films where they co-starred.

The first of these was in 2005's Brokeback Mountain, where Gyllenhaal played closeted cowboy Jack Twist and Hathaway took on the role of his wife, Lureen Newsome.

The pair share a sex scene in the movie, though it's shown how Gyllenhaal's character is not on board with the situation, despite trying to be.

Instead, he yearns to be with Heath Ledger’s Ennis Del Mar.

Things were markedly different in 2010’s Love & Other Drugs. Here, Gyllenhaal played Jamie Randall, a smarmy Pfizer salesman whose life is transformed when he meets Hathaway’s Maggie Murdock, who suffers from early on-set Parkinson’s.

The film wasn’t universally loved - scoring just 49 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - but critics couldn’t help but praise Gyllenhaal and Hathaway’s chemistry.

Jake Gyllenhaal has spoken about his sex scenes with Anne Hathaway.
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One critic noted the film ‘lacks a certain something, but not chemistry between Jake and Anne; they set off real sparks’.

Behind the scenes, Gyllenhaal said he felt comfortable performing love scenes with Hathaway after working with her on similar bedroom scenes previously.

During the press tour for Love and Other Drugs, he said: “I’m lucky. Annie and I had already had sex on film in Brokeback Mountain, so I wasn't too nervous.

“There's something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It's all about rhythm. There's a rhythm to writing, there's a rhythm to sports and there's a rhythm to sex.

"I recommend getting in bed with Anne Hathaway to any man."

Hathaway, for her part, recalled on the press tour for the film how one of her ‘favourite memories’ from shooting involved her getting ‘unnecessarily naked’ in front of other cast and crew.

Anne Hathaway recalled how she had accidentally exposed herself on set.
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Speaking about shooting a scene where Maggie arrives at James’ flat and accidentally exposes herself to his flatmate, Hathaway recalled: “We'd been shooting for a few hours, the ice was broken and everything was fine, we were just back from lunch and I'd gone behind the set and was talking to someone.

“Then all of a sudden someone whispers 'Annie you're on!' and I think because they were whispering I thought we were shooting, so I ran in and dropped [my coat] and I'm just standing there and I see Jake kind of freeze and go 'huh?' and I realise the camera is in a different place and we're still rehearsing and that I got naked unnecessarily in front of everyone!

"So then I pulled my trench coat on very quickly and it was obviously a case of life imitating art!”

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