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SNL: Jake Gyllenhaal shares the ‘realization’ that made him change his career path after starring in Nightcrawler

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Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed the ‘realization’ he came to that made him change career paths after playing the lead Moth.

The actor returned to the host Saturday night live for the first time in 15 years on April 9th. The last time he was on the show he was doing commercials Brokeback Mountain.

Gyllenhaal acknowledged that in the years that followed he developed a “reputation as a serious, intense method actor,” although he wasn’t “good” at it.

“I remember that movie MothI went to the director [Dan Gilroy] and I said, ‘Get ready for me to lose 48 pounds and win the Oscar.’ And then a week later I was like, ‘How would you like to see an actor lose 36 pounds and win the Golden Globe?’

“Then I showed up on set and said, ‘You’re looking at a guy who’s gained 10 pounds and doesn’t give a damn about awards.'”

Gyllenhaal said, “The truth is that I only did this method because I thought that’s what you have to do to be a serious actor and I kind of forgot to have fun.”

He continued, “That’s when I realized something I should have realized a long time ago: acting is a really stupid job. It’s fake and it’s fun and it should be joyful.

“Well I’m finally embracing that joy again and that’s why I’m back on this stage,” he said to applause from the stage SNL Quantity.

Jake Gyllenhaal shared his take on acting career on ‘SNL’

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To prove his point, Gyllenhaal then kicked off with a rendition of Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back to Me.

Since MothGyllenhaal’s credits included Nocturnal animals, OK yes, Velvet circular saw, Spider-Man: Far From Home and new Michael Bay movie ambulance.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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