Jake, is that YOU? The hunky actor buffed up hardcore for his latest flick ‘Southpaw’, where he plays a championship middle weight boxer. We barely recognize Jake in this shocking and rather beefy transformation!
Jake Gyllenhaal, 33, went from zero to hero, literally! After dropping 30 pounds to play sociopath Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler, Jake packed on loads of muscle weight to play a championship middle weight boxer in the upcoming film Southpaw. HollywoodLifers, can YOU believe Jake’s shocking transformation?
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Abs In ‘Southpaw’: Actor Bulks Up Big Time
Jake gained 15 pounds of pure muscle weight for his role in the sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua, according to our sister site Deadline.
In the film, Jake plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, who loses everything in a personal tragedy and seeks to fight his way to redemption and also fight for his daughter. We can tell just by looking at the ripped photo of Jake that he is ready to fight! (Jake’s muscles are seriously HUGE.)
“I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week,” Antoine said. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day. I took him to almost every fight. I’m confident that this will change how people see Jake, as a leading man.”
We cannot wait to see Jake in action!
‘Nightcrawler’ Movie: Jake Gyllenhaal Drops 30 Pounds For Role
We are so shocked by the dramatic difference between Jake in his back-to-back movies! He went from starving himself for his role in Nightcrawler to bulking up big time for Southpaw.
“I would try to eat as few calories as possible,” Jake told Variety about his role in Nightcrawler. “I knew if I was hungry that I was in the right spot. Physically, it showed itself, but chemically and mentally, I think it was even a more fascinating journey. It became a struggle for me.”
So HollywoodLifers, which Jake do YOU like better: Nightcrawler Jake or Southpaw Jake?
— Julianne Ishler