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Jake Gyllenhaal: Parkour Proud

Jake Gyllenhaal: Parkour Proud

Jake Gyllenhaal suits up in Burberry during an appearance on Good Morning America in New York City on Monday (May 24).

There are some mind-blowing stunts in his upcoming movie, Prince of Persia. The 29-year-old actor was asked if he found the physical aspects of this role challenging.

Jake shared, “I am an active person in my daily life and so naturally I loved training for this movie and I loved doing the stunts. When I learned that my character could run on walls in the video game, I knew I was going to learn how to do parkour (physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment), no question. I was fortunate enough to meet and train with David Belle, the inventor of parkour, and he taught me to actually run on walls and jump from rooftops safely. It’s not fake. We actually did it.”

Click inside to watch Jake‘s appearance on GMA…

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18 Comments

# 1

That was fun, thanks Jared! :)

# 4

He also said something to the effect of “many people think I am a princess….” which seemed an odd thing to say. A princess? Why do people think he is a “princess?”

# 5

those hobo boots have got to go!

# 6

I took the princess comment was another way of saying diva i.e. high maintainence. I think it was just a joke since he’s playing a ‘Prince’ No doubt people will read into it otherwise

# 7
Team Jake @ 05/24/2010 at 4:38 pm

He is just totally adorable!

Even Elizabeth Vargas was all giggling.

# 8

@Lucy: Well it certainly isn’t going to quiet the rumors about his gayness. It almost sounds like an admission. Is he paving the way to come out?

# 9

@Lucy: Well it certainly isn’t going to quiet the rumors about his gayness. It almost sounds like an admission. Is he paving the way to come out?

@Jimmy: He’s trying to play the ‘I’m so comfortable in my own skin and such a class clown’ card. Again. Whatever…it’s his life.

Jake is so adorable and seems so down to earth. I wish him nothing but happiness. Team Jake!!! lol

jim henson @ 05/24/2010 at 6:51 pm

Giant head alert.

those stunts sounds awesome, i’m looking forward to this movie :)

@Jimmy:

Because he has noble blood and because he is so sexy that it’s hard to take

Jake is comfortable in his own skin! And he is irresistable………i can’t say if the movie was good but girls, you have to see it, because you will totally fall in love with Dastan :)!

Just sayin' @ 05/25/2010 at 4:09 am

Why would he come out? You have to be in the closet to come out of it don’t you? Some of you guys engaging in wishful thinking have to give up this pipe dream (or at least put down that hash pipe your smoking) and finally realize what the whole of Planet Earth already knows and that is Jake is 100% hetero.

My daughter make to watch Prinz of Persia.
Terrible!

“sometimes people just call me Gylls” LOL

he was actually quite funny and cute in that interview.

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