“The Guilty” star, 40, opened up about his former screen partner during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” and admitted it was tough to film love scenes with Aniston, 52, while working on the 2002 romantic drama due to his infatuation.
Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal previously dated. Recently, the actor opened up about working with Jennifer Aniston on the set of ‘The Good Girl.’
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“Weirdly, love scenes are awkward, because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it? That doesn’t turn me on,” he continued. “It’s oddly mechanical. And also it’s a dance, you’re choreographing for a camera. You can get in it, but it’s like a fight scene, you have to choreograph those scenes.”
He said, “I think that was actually a Jennifer suggestion. She was very kind to suggest it before we began. She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow here.’ ”
Gyllenhaal and Aniston at the premiere of ‘The Good Girl’ in 2002.
In 2016, Gyllenhaal first revealed his crush on the “Friends” star. “She’s a rough one, you know, not likable. So hard to compliment,” he told People. “I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy… I was – um, yeah. That’s all I’m going to say. It was lovely. It wasn’t hard, that’s what I would say.”
While Gyllenhaal just made his first red-carpet appearance with model girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu, Aniston recently said she’s ready to date again.
“No one of importance has hit my radar yet, but I think it’s time. I think I’m ready to share myself with another,” the former “Friends” star told Bruce Bozzi on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy.”
Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017
“The Morning Show” actress expressed that she has been in relationships for nearly 30 years — Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005 and Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2017 — but really enjoyed her time on her own for the past several years.