Jake Gyl­len­haal in­jured while film­ing ‘ Nightcrawler’

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Jake Gyl­len­haal was rushed to hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day af­ter he in­jured his hand. The 32- year- old ac­tor se­verely cut him­self and was forced to seek med­i­cal as­sis­tance while on the set of his new film Nightcrawler in which he plays a strug­gling crime re­porter in Los An­ge­les.

His rep told Us Weekly magazine: “Jake was in­deed film­ing Nightcrawler when dur­ing the shoot­ing of an in­tense scene his char­ac­ter pur­pose­fully banged his hand into the mir­ror.

“Un­for­tu­nately, the mir­ror broke and Jake’s hand was badly cut up. He got nu­mer­ous stitches at the ER and was re­leased. He al­ready re­turned to set for work.”

Jake has been work­ing hard to per­fect his role and pre­vi­ously re­vealed he lost weight be­cause his char­ac­ter was both “lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively hun­gry”.

He said: “It takes place in a land where I think there is a desert in a lot of ways, great op­u­lence, and at the same time, great vast­ness and empti­ness. I knew that [ Lou] was lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively hun­gry.”

In or­der to feel more like the char­ac­ter, the ac­tor aimed to look al­most skele­tal and got into a “mode where I was al­ways a bit hun­gry.”

Jake Gyl­len­haal

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