Jake Gyllenhaal is sharing some out of this world beliefs in a bizarre new interview. The actor claims to believe that human behavior is controlled by the Moon! Find out why he’s come to such an otherworldly conclusion.
Jake Gyllenhaal, 34, claims that our behavior as humans is directed by the Moon because it’s the largely made up of water. Sure, the tides are controlled by the Moon, but how does that affect the human population? Jake breaks it down for us and how it has helped him get into character for movie roles! Hear what else he has to say!
“I believe deeply in the unconscious. That you literally accumulate the molecules of the space that you’re in. We’re like 90 percent water, so naturally we are going to be affected by the moon when it’s full: if the sea is, why wouldn’t we be? That seems scientific to me,” the actor told Esquire UK when discussing how he gets into character for his roles. When explaining how he got into the character of a LAPD officer for End Of Watch, Jake revealed “If you spend enough time in whatever environment your character would exist in – the way I spent six months with police officers – then the molecules of that environment must transfer somehow,” he added. “And then you put it on-screen, and people go, ‘I feel something that I don’t normally feel.’”
So let’s get this straight. If you spend enough time inhabiting a certain environment, you absorb that surrounding energy. And because the human body is primarily made of water, and the moon phases can affect that transfer. Is your head spinning as much as ours right now?
Jake’s Lunar Approach To Roles
Jake’s cerebral – and lunar – approach to taking on roles came with 2012’s End Of Watch. Even though the shoot only took 22 days, he spent nearly half a year preparing for the role with the LAPD and LA County Sheriff’s departments. That meant going to crime scenes, getting shot at and even seeing dead bodies.
“There were times, when I was taking cover, wearing a Kevlar vest and thinking, ‘Come on, we’re making a movie!’ You know?” he says. But he claims the experience also profoundly changed his life. “I have never felt so good about being in Los Angeles as when I was in East LA working with police officers. Just being in that culture, especially the Hispanic culture. It was amazing.”
If Jake really believes that he’s controlled by the moon in the roles he chooses, we’re really afraid for him with the dark places he went playing a sociopath in Nightcrawler. But hey, if the moon helped him go that deep to nail that role, more power to his celestial beliefs!
Hollywoodlifers, do you think Jake is being deep and cerebral, or is his mind in outer space?
— Beth Shilliday