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Jake Gyllenhaal: Watch Hysterical Reaction To Being Pranked On ‘Ellen’

Wed, October 29, 2014 3:49pm EDT by Emily Longeretta Add first Comment

I could watch this video over and over again! On Oct. 29, Jake appears on ‘Ellen’ to promote his new creepy film, ‘Nightcrawler,’ and he’s totally not ready to be creeped out himself. Watch this video, it will make your day!

How do you get Jake Gyllenhaal to yell out obscenities and make hysterical faces? Simply have Ellen DeGeneres hire someone to jump out and scare him, that’s all. While talking about his dark roles on Ellen, she pulls a perfect Halloween prank on him, that causes a reaction we’ve never seen before.

Jake Gyllenhaal Scared Out Of His Mind On ‘Ellen’

To get him in the spooky mood, Ellen talked to the 33-year-old actor about his “dark” roles.

“I just want you to do comedy at some point, because, Jarhead, Prisoners, which was fantastic—every movie you’re in is just so intense.” Ellen said. “End of Watch, Enemy. What is it about the dark movies that you do?”

While we’d love to see Jake in a comedy, we totally love his dark roles — and it sounds like he does too. SO, he simply answered, “I have this belief that if you kind of go into the dark sometimes, it can be illuminating. I like those characters [because] they’re kind of fun to play, but I also think there’s an opportunity for…”

With that, he’s stopped by a clown that jumps out of the box next to him.

His reaction was seriously unbelievable. Let’s just say… he drops the f— bomb, twice and gets up and wants the monster to come back out. Of course, Ellen has to replay the video for him show him his amazing face. Watch it for yourself! The full episode airs at 4PM ET on Oct. 29.

— Emily Longeretta

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