Recently, Jake Gyllenhaal was asked about the legitimacy of his role in Brokeback Mountain alongside Heath Ledger. Shouldn’t the two characters have been played by gay actors? And as such, would the actor have accepted this role if he had been offered today? The opportunity for the main interested to recall that the film, released in 2006, had participated in breaking the codes, having staged a homosexual romance with two actors who were not.
“There was a taboo to break playing a role like this. And I think it was important for both of us to break this taboo, ”he explained to the Sunday Times, also speaking on behalf of the late Heath Ledger. The opportunity also for Jake Gyllenhaal to be critical in the face of the demands of cancel culture which, according to him, prevents the expression of any nuance.
A lack of understanding
“I think we live in an age where nuance is not appreciated, which is probably made worse by the fact that we don’t speak to each other in person, face to face, where we understand each other best,” continued Jake Gyllenhaal, referring to social networks.
Still, the actor readily admits that “people with different experiences” should be offered more roles and those same roles shouldn’t be reserved for “a small group”.
Jake Gyllenhaal is back in The Guilty, Antoine Fuqua’s new thriller which has just landed on Netflix.