Open Post: Hosted By Jake Gyllenhaal’s Old Crush On Jennifer Aniston, Which Made Their “Good Girl” Sex Scenes Torturous

October 6, 2021 / Posted by:

Remember the movie The Good Girl from 2002? It was Jennifer Aniston’s pre-Cake stab at Oscar gold. She played a sad Southern woman who works at a big-box store and has a steamy affair with a younger cashier, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Well, this week Jake went on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show and admitted that filming love scenes with Jen was “torture” because he had a big ol’ crush on her. At the time Jen was married to Brad Pitt, so she probably wasn’t gonna fuck that shit up by having an affair with a younger co-star. Nope, that’s Brad’s thing!

Howard was the one to bring up Jake’s big crush on Jennifer. He asked if doing love scenes with her was torture, and Jake replied, “It was torture… but it was also not torture.” Howard then asked if Jake had to warn Jen that she might feel a “protrusion” (boner) during their love scenes. Jake replied saying that filming a sex scene isn’t sexy, there are a bunch of people on set watching you, and everything is mechanical and choreographed. But Jake adds that there was a pillow placed between him and Jen to prevent any… slip-ups. via Yahoo:

“I do remember a pillow,” Gyllenhaal said. “Yeah, the pillow technique was used. That was just preemptive, and used — generally, always — when actually in a horizontal place in that movie. Everything else is whatever it was. I remember those two characters did a lot of making out on like, boxes in the back room.”

Jake revealed that “the pillow technique” was actually Jennifer’s idea:

“I think she was actually very kind to suggest it before we began… She was like, ‘I’m putting a pillow here.’ That was it, that was all she said.”

Here’s the clip of Jake on The Howard Stern Show:

Teenage-me had such a thing for young Jake Gyllenhaal. October Sky, Donnie Darko, and then Brokeback Mountain in 2005? Oh, baby! Too bad he just outed himself as one of the Hollywood stinkers. Sigh. Hotness is wasted on the dumb.


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