If you’ve been following the entertainment news lately, you may have overheard a little diddy about Jake Gyllenhaal punching a mirror. While filming Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal became so wound up in a scene that he punched a mirror hard enough to require an emergency hospital visit and a few stitches. When we caught up with the actor earlier today to talk about his heroically damaged performance as Detective Loki in Prisoners, we had to ask about the mirror and his hand, which is still bandaged up.
“We were working a scene and it was an intense scene, and I just went for it,” he told us. “It’s going to be in the movie, too, which is pretty awesome. The feeling that you left it all out on the field, ya know? That you even put a little of your own blood into a project.”