Jake Gyllenhaal may be known for his resume of successful Hollywood films, but for some interviewers, his famous role will always be as Taylor Swift’s ex boyfriend.
It’s always an awkward situation when addressing a personal topic on the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer, but the Oscar-nominated actor gave it a shot.
In the biographical drama, “Stronger”, Gyllenhaal stars as the real-life Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. During a recent Facebook Live session, Gyllenhaal and Bauman, who developed a real friendship over the course of the film, sat down for a candid interview with each other.
During the interview, the duo talked about their favourite Boston movies and places to eat. The topic then shifted to Gyllenhaal’s former flame, whom he briefly dated in 2010. “If you lost your legs in real life, do you think Taylor Swift would write a song about it?” asked Bauman. Gyllenhaal responded, “For me, or about it?”. “For you. Like a country song,” Bauman said, to which the A-lister replied, “She sort of moved more into pop now.”
Watch their exchange here:
We don’t blame Gyllenhaal for keeping up with Swift’s hit singles, especially since “All Too Well” was rumoured to be about him.