Jake Gyllenhaal has said that he witnessed a murder during his preparation for End of Watch.
The Hollywood actor pent several months training for his role as an LAPD officer in David Ayer’s drama, in which he and Michael Peña star as two officers with a close bond.
Gyllenhaal revealed to Hitfix, “This movie changed my life.I mean, the experience of it… every step along the way I learned something about myself. And I saw the world in a different way.”
He went on to describe the first of several ride-alongs he went on with real LAPD officers.
“The first ride I went on I saw someone murdered. It changes your life. You don’t come back from something like that and not see the world a different way.
“And subsequently, [watching] everything from domestic violence to stolen cars to you name it. And along with the camaraderie and the friendship and the joking and all of that, seeing that for real for five months and shooting for 22 days? And seeing it for real? I won’t be the same in many, many good ways.”
End of Watch will be released in the US tomorrow (September 21).
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