Jake Gyllenhaal tasered by police

Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal was tasered while researching his new movie. The actor plays the role of a policeman in End of Watch and while out on a ride with the police, they asked if he wanted to feel what it was like to have the debilitating electrical current run through his body - although he regretted saying yes afterwards. He said: "I got tasered, which wasn't as funny at the time. The guys asked me if I wanted to feel what it was like I said, 'Yeah, f**k it.' They put a wire on my chest, the other one on my leg and let the current run through me. It was five seconds, but it was jarring."  Discussing his career, Jake admits he has been close to playing superheroes in a number of films previously, but now claims he is more focused on being a better actor rather than winning a particular part. He told ShortList magazine: "All I want right now is to hone my skills and become a better actor, not dream about wearing a cape. But you never know."

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  1. d1n0s • November 23, 2012 @ 8:57 PM

    You’ve got to love those method actor.

  2. C-Dub • November 24, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    Well at least he tried it and the cops can say they did taser the actor lol.
    I wonder what superhero he could play. He’s getting older and older each year. Now’s the time to do the hero movies and then go back to serious roles after it’s too hard to workout any more lol.

  3. ram rod • November 24, 2012 @ 3:28 PM

    did he shit himself?

  4. Suneagle • November 25, 2012 @ 2:05 PM

    Yeah I love those method actors. Clearly the only actors that know how to act 🙂

  5. BEAN • December 7, 2012 @ 12:46 AM

    Why would you not want to play a super hero would be so fun like i could see him as flash or like hawkman

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