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Jake Gets Frank About Love, Drugs, and Sex in Esquire UK

Jake Gyllenhaal is fresh-faced at the moment, but he was rocking his full beard when he posed for photos now on the cover of December's Esquire UK. He opened up to a writer at the magazine about shooting those racy sex scenes in Love and Other Drugs, but he didn't touch on his rumored real-life romance with Taylor Swift. Jake spoke at length about him and Anne Hathaway being naked on set and even his love for his sister, Maggie, in the interview, which is available in full when the issue hits newsstands on Thursday, Nov 4. He said:

  • On how to get Anne Hathaway into bed: "We talked about what we thought was sexy, about what were the things that interested us, and through the discussion became pretty intimate with each other."
  • On sex scenes with Anne: "Annie and I had already had sex on film (in Brokeback Mountain). There’s something about the way Annie and I both work which is inherently very musical. It's all about rhythm. There's a rhythm to writing, there's a rhythm to sports, there's a rhythm to sex."
  • On letting it all hang out on set: "Annie, because as a woman I think it's harder. She said at one point, 'Well, we're both topless and we both show our butts.' And I was like, 'Hmm, but it's a little different for you.'"
  • On admiration for his sister, Maggie: "I admire her and continue to admire her. That might play into the reason I don't have much of a problem letting the women I've worked with shine. I love women."

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  • On his friendship with Anne: "I feel like she's a comrade. The thing about Anne is that she develops her characters in absolute detail. To the point where she went down to the Lower East Side to buy fluorescent bras for her character. I knew Annie could f**king kill it."
  • On being naked in the movie: "I was naked a lot in the movie. I was naked in more of it than was even in the final cut. A director's cut? I don't even know how that would be rated."
  • On where he is most at ease: "I think comedy. That's why I loved working with Robert Downey Jr (on Zodiac). He and I had this similar kind of working. His energy is a bit more frenetic than but in terms of work, we meshed."

Photos courtesy Nino Muñoz courtesy of Esquire UK

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jg1219 jg1219 5 years
Lovely guy with lovely posture, what's the meaning of pulling his sleeves? Really so funny, haha! He looks young to match with Taylor but I dun like this lady and afraid she will make use of him for promoting her new album and world tour concerts!
redchick152 redchick152 5 years
i think he's great and his personality makes him even better. he and taylor swift are such an odd pairing!
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 5 years
He's hot.. but seems not at all the type of guy that Taylor Swift should be dating..
Burkina Burkina 5 years
He always makes me laugh. He seems pretty down to earth. When he comes out of the closet in 10 years....
Frida83 Frida83 5 years
Aah, love him! If he's in a relationship with Taylor Swift though that just seems weird. Sorry but I think she's too young for him.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 5 years
i love him. he's such a great actor and so real.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 5 years
He is very attractive. Seems to have a great personality - compliment to the looks.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 5 years
An we love you too Jake...
jaan_black jaan_black 5 years
I never want to see him naked
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