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Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: ‘It’s Very Primal’

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal knows what it feels like to take a punch. “It doesn’t feel great, you know,” he tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “I don’t like getting hit, but it was important for the movie. At least that’s how I justify when I would get hit: ‘That was good for the movie.’ “

The movie in question is Southpaw, in which Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer who grew up in the foster care system and is struggling to be a father to his daughter. The actor says that it was the father-daughter relationship that initially drew him to the role: “[Director] Antoine Fuqua always said to me that he wanted this movie to be for the young men out there who never necessarily had a father figure … to know that being a father is the most honorable job that you can have in your life.” But boxing was also part of the job, and so the actor spent five months learning the ways of the ring. During that time, Gyllenhaal says, his appreciation for the sport — both its brutality and its grace — grew. He likens the discipline, skill and sacrifice required of boxers to that of ballet dancers. “When I see and am moved watching Swan Lake, I’m equally as moved watching Cassius Clay, you know, Muhammad Ali,” he says. “I think that there’s a similarity — the beauty and the art and the angles and the science.”

Interview Highlights

On training and developing a very muscular body

Maureen Hope (Rachel McAdams) confers with her husband Billy (Gyllenhaal) in Southpaw.

I spent five months learning how to box, so over those five months as I started to become more fluent in the language of boxing, what happens is you learn combinations or you learn offensive and defensive moves, and then you need your mind to be able to translate itself through your body. And so as you learn more you need to be in better shape. And so, over five months, slowly I sort of chipped away at it, and got in very, very, very good physical shape in order to kind of translate what had been taught to me skill-wise. On how his physical training for Southpaw affected him mentally You basically walk into a ring half-naked, and it’s very primal in that way. … There’s a boldness, a confidence with your body that comes with being a boxer … More than that, in terms of how you look on the outside, I think, my feelings about my endurance and my own strength and confidence, it was life-changing, to be honest. I felt … more confident, internally, than I had in my whole life, and that was not just due to the physical stuff, it was really due to learning boxing and knowing that I could defend myself if I needed to. On taking punches onscreen In terms of getting hit, I think that’s inevitable, and it’s hard to play a boxer in a movie and not know what that feels like and not actually take a punch or give a punch. To me, when you’re playing a character … whether it’s directly or indirectly, [you try to experience] the feeling of what your character might be going through somewhere in the real world. … As actors would say “[my face] is my instrument,” and I do believe that and I dobelieve in taking care of yourself, but there’s something that happens … sometimes in the middle of a scene, in the presence of a feeling in the middle of a scene, those things do take over and you let go to the moment that you’re in, so the repercussions of those things — maybe it’s not safe and it sometimes isn’t — but I don’t always think about that, and maybe I should. On getting his first role as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers when he was 10 I remember I went to some sort of party with my parents and Billy Crystal was there and he saw me and he said, “Will he come in and read for this movie I have?” … I guess I must’ve been acting out — if you spent more time with me in real life you’d see I like to act out — and so I was making some fool out of myself. I think I remember what happened — he was leaving and I knew who he was and I picked up a chair from the table and I said, “Here, take this. This is your party favor.” That’s just me. It doesn’t make much sense, but he loved it and he thought it was really funny. On his break-out role in Donnie Darko I was at Columbia [University] … and I think I was searching for this creative outlet. … When I read that script I remember very clearly thinking, “Wow,” because it was at the time when all of those movies about high school … were about who was going to go to the prom or who was going to go to the party and get accepted in the cool kids club … and this was a movie about high school, but it was about the internal ride that is adolescence … and I read it and went, “Wow, this is really what I’m feeling.” … I think it’s that age where you’re moving out of a life that’s protected and safe into a world that is … more scary and a little bit more dangerous and more fun and exciting, and trying to navigate through those things are all what being an adolescent … is about. On the attention he and Heath Ledger received for being two straight men playing gay men in Brokeback Mountain It was fascinating, particularly because I don’t think we knew what a success the movie would be, what it would become and it was an intimate and really scary thing for me and Heath, in particular, to dive into. It was uncomfortable for both of us in some of the scenes, and yet we both deeply believed in what the movie was saying. … At the time it was pretty unreal. … The emotional response you get from that movie from people who see that movie, I think it was one of the first movies where people would go, “Oh, I can see it as love.” Believe me, we got a lot of other responses, too. On how Ledger’s death has affected him I miss him as a human being and I miss working with him and what an unfortunate thing it is that we won’t be able to see the beauty of his expression. … I’m trying to be present where I am. I’m trying to have relationships that are as real as they possibly can be on a movie set, be close to people because I know that it’s precious. And I know, not only can this career end in a very short period of time and this or that can happen, but also that life is precious. I think losing Heath and being a part of a family that was something like the movie, that movie we all made together, makes you see that, makes you appreciate that and hopefully moves you away from the things that really don’t matter to the things that do.

Directed by : Antoine Fuqua Writing Credits  : Kurt Sutter (written by)

 Cast (in credits order) complete:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Billy Hope
Rachel McAdams
Maureen Hope
Forest Whitaker
Tick Wills
Oona Laurence
Leila Hope
50 Cent
Jordan Mains
Skylan Brooks
Naomie Harris
Angela Rivera
Victor Ortiz
Beau Knapp
Jon Jon
Miguel Gomez
Miguel ‘Magic’ Escobar
Dominic Colón
Jose Caraballo
Eli Frost
Malcolm M. Mays
Aaron Quattrocchi
Keith ‘Buzzsaw’ Brady
Lana Young
Danny Henriquez
Hector Escobar
Patsy Meck
Judge Kayle
Vito Grassi
Tony Weeks
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Charles Hoyes
Stuart Korman
Michelle Johnston
Mrs. Doyle
Patrick Jordan
Deputy / Bronx Detective #2
Clare Foley
Mark Shrader
Doc Field
Rita Ora
Maria Escobar
Adam Kroloff
Simon Stillman
Cedric D. Jones
Darius Jones
Jim Lampley
Jim Lampley
Rayco Saunders
Kalil Turay
Mike Clark
Reporter #1
Ian Eagle
Reporter #2
Alejandro Chamorro
Reporter #3
David Raine
Detective Miller
David Whalen
Detective Parker
Andre Dobson
ER Doctor
Adam Ratcliffe
ER Police Officer #1
Marie Elena O’Brien
ER Police Officer #2
Dominique Briggs
Lou DiBella
Ken Alter
Charity Announcer
John Katana
Fight Doctor
Shadeed Suluki
Darius Cornerman #1
Kamil Beale
Darius Cornerman #2
Mike Maples
Reporter #5
Anthony Bonelli
Reporter #4
Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr.
Twanee Butterfield
National Anthem Singer
Bernard Hauger
Fight Doctor #2
Willie Monroe Jr.
Chris A. Riskus
Referee #2
Edward Flaherty
Gala Announcer
Jeremy Michael Burns
Uniform Cop
Danika Adams-Peterson
Asia Fuqua
David Diamante
Ring Announcer
Rick Steigerwald
Charity Fight Referee
Ryan Ball
Security Guard
Lawrence Burgess
Police Officer #3
Deirdre Horgan
Rodney Prystash
John Medlin
David Dale McCue
Bronx Cop #3
Terence Mahoney
Bronx Cop #4
Terry Claybon
Billy Cornerman
Juliana Guedes
Apartment Landlord
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amen
Spectator / High Roller (uncredited)
Jake Andolina
NYPD Police Officer (uncredited)
Nicholas Augusta
EMT (uncredited)
Jennifer Nicole Baker
Charity Event Attendee (uncredited)
Nicholas Balzer
Featured High Roller (uncredited)
Todd Bobenrieth
Press / Gala Attendee (uncredited)
Troy Bogdan
Veteran (uncredited)
Danielle Brickman
Gala Attendee – Madison Square Garden Street scene(uncredited)
Rowdy Brown
Boxer (uncredited)
Zachary Davis Brown
Foster Child (uncredited)
Norman Cardaro
High Roller (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo
Court officer (uncredited)
Peter Chiamardas
Ring Reporter (uncredited)
Jennifer Pearl Childers
Soccer Coach (uncredited)
Carl Clemons
Kash’s Posse (uncredited)
Lloyd Crago
Highend / High Roller (uncredited)
Jessica David
Spectator / Gala Attendee (uncredited)
Kaelan Denali Dickinson
Gala Attendee (uncredited)
Bill Dooley
ER Doctor (uncredited)
Mark Falvo
Ringside Photographer (uncredited)
Rod Fielder
Charity Boxing Guest (uncredited)
Joe Fishel
Police Officer (uncredited)
Jim Fitzgerald
Boxing official / papparazzi (uncredited)
Patty Fromm
Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Carmen Gangale
Turay Cornerman (uncredited)
Richard Guesman
Gala Attendee / Photographer / Boxing Official (uncredited)
Bryan Houdeshell Jr.
Press (uncredited)
James Howard
World Boxing Commisioner (uncredited)
Jade Ingiosi
Miguel Girl (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw
NYPD Officer Zerco (uncredited)
Chris Jameson
Charity Valet / Gala Press (uncredited)
Patrick M. Johnston
HBO Camera Operator (uncredited)
Christopher Kaczmarek
Parking Coordinator (uncredited)
William Kania
Charity Event Spectator (uncredited)
Mike Karban
Security Guard (uncredited)
Will Kass
Gala High Roller / Police Officer (uncredited)
Bill Kennedy
Officer Moreno (uncredited)
Jason Klingensmith
NYPD Officer (uncredited)
Heaven Laird
Clerical Worker (uncredited)
Wayne Leya
Boxing Official Photographer Security Guard(uncredited)
Leonard Lies Jr.
Worker (uncredited)
Scott Lockhart
Boxing Official (uncredited)
Jeremy Long
Press (uncredited)
Frank McAleavey
Court Bailiff / School Principal (uncredited)
Tiffany Sander McKenzie
Gala Guest and Boxing Fan (uncredited)
F. Robert McMurray
Funeral Director (uncredited)
Kelly L. Moran
Political Gala Guest / Fan (uncredited)
Ashleigh Morghan
Miguel Girl (uncredited)
Marie-Lou Nahhas
Mrs. Miguel (uncredited)
Phil Nardozzi
Gala Attendee / Driver (uncredited)
Jeffrey Neil
County Agent (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn
Book Vendor (uncredited)
Caitlin O’Connor
Ringcard Girl (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira
Court Room Attendant (uncredited)
Rocky Paterra
Miguel Posse (uncredited)
Edward Pfeifer
Highroller Spectator (uncredited)
Eliot Preschutti
Press (uncredited)
LaTrallo Presley
Boxer (uncredited)
Joel Quinones
Hector’s Boy (uncredited)
Mitch Randjelovic
Prep School Boy (uncredited)
Eric Rasmussen
NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)
Joshua Elijah Reese
Bronx Detective (uncredited)
John D. Reilly
Orderly (uncredited)
Doug Roberts
Boxing Manager (uncredited)
Ali Rose
Ring Card Girl (uncredited)
Jeff Seich
Bronx Police Officer (uncredited)
Steve Sensebaugh
High Roller / Spectator (uncredited)
Kevin Slone
Press (uncredited)
Douglas Slygh
Sheriff Deputy (uncredited)
Mike Walker
Sheriff / County Worker (uncredited)
Bradley Walkowiak
Excited Camera Guy (uncredited)
E. Bernhard Warg
Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
Laura Welsh
Charity Event Attendee (uncredited)
James Werley
World Boxing Commissioner (uncredited)
Kym Whitehead
Boxing Spectator / High Roller (uncredited)
Grace Marie Williams
Jordan’s Girl (uncredited)
Frank Wilson
County Supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Wolfe
Reporter (uncredited)