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Jake Gyllenhaal Admits to Being Stupid After Accepting Stun Gun Hit

The actor admits he made some poor choices while prepping for ‘End of Watch’

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: November 30th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News
Jake Gyllenhaal in 'End of Watch'

During a recent visit with the U.K’s popular talk show host, Graham Norton, Jake Gyllenhaal called himself an “idiot” for allowing himself to be hit by a stun gun.

While filming his latest cop flick, ‘End of Watch’, Gyllenhaal was subjected to some intense training. He patrolled the streets of South central Los Angeles with local cops, and was given a choice between being sprayed with pepper spray or hit by a stun gun. After receiving the jolt from the weapon, he was left “screaming like a child.”

"The police offered us the chance to either be pepper sprayed or Tasered. We are actors and not the sharpest tools in the shed so we decided to go for quick and painful rather than long and painful,” Gyllenhaal explained to Norton.

"I was an idiot and there was no logical explanation why we did it but I think experiencing things does influence the realism in the movie. It felt terrible. They said they would do it for five seconds and I was screaming like a child pretty quickly. It felt like it was forever and it lasted a second and a half!"

‘End of Watch’ was released on September 8th, 2012.

Related articles: Jake Gyllenhaal, Stun Gun, Taser, Pepper Spray, Police, Cops, End of Watch, Graham Norton
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