Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been been working hard in Hollywood for many years now, first coming to the acting scene when he was just 11 years old and having a steady and successful career ever since, becoming one of the biggest stars in the business. With that said though, Jake has admitted that he does not actually feel like an actor, since it is something that has been a part of his life for so long.
Gyllenhaal explained, "To be honest, I don't really feel like an actor. Which is strange. But I don't. I'm fluent in the process of filmmaking, of being on a set. I'm comfortable there, which already makes me a bit disturbed. But that comes from starting at a young age. And the illusion of that process was shattered very early, and it quickly became very hard work. It's a long interesting journey to evolve into an adult doing it. Sometimes I worry about kids performing at a young age. It's a process that involves a lot of illusion."
As well as talking about the fact that he has come to see being an actor as more of a job than anything else, Jake Gyllenhaal also went on to talk about what sort of advice he would give to his younger self and what he would do differently. Jake says that he wishes he had not taken everything so seriously when he was younger, something which he has now learned to do with his work.
Gyllenhaal added, "In terms of attitude, I'd have more of a sense of humour about everything, and the idea that hard work and enough talent will do you OK, that there is no perfect. For a long time I was striving to be the best at what I do, but it's just not possible. I think it's a very young idea, and I stopped when I met Denis [Villeneuve], I would say. Because he showed me he is a real artist amidst all this stuff. Even as his movies become more and more popular, he maintains his artistry. He made me realise that making movies is about the connections between people and what that inspires in you as an artists."
These days, Jake Gyllenhaal has seen himself becoming one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, with the talented star having a huge amount of new acting projects lined up for the coming years, and we cannot wait to see them all.