Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gyllenhaal's affinity to fake torso

Published 31/03/2011 | 11:12

Jake Gyllenhaal plays injured US helicopter pilot Captain Colter Stevens in Source Code
Jake Gyllenhaal plays injured US helicopter pilot Captain Colter Stevens in Source Code

Jake Gyllenhaal has maintained a close connection to his torso replica from Source Code.

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The Oscar-nominated actor had a life-size replica made of himself - including a severed torso - for Duncan Jones' sci-fi thriller, where he plays injured US helicopter pilot Captain Colter Stevens, and joked about keeping it near him.

"It's now my pillow - I wake up every morning and go 'Aaah, what a wonderful face to wake up to!" he quipped to the Independent.

Jake admitted it was an odd feeling seeing a model of himself.

"It was pretty creepy to behold. They had my eyes moving and my lips, it was quite freaky," he said.

"The process of doing those things, making the cast and everything, is often even weirder than when you see the result of it because it's so suffocating and strange. But I've never seen something that looked so much like me."

He added: "I even took a picture of it with me with my thumb up and then got really paranoid because I didn't want anyone to steal my phone and find my picture and be like, 'That's the end of the source code!' The brilliance of the artistry of how they did it is what blew me away more than anything."

Source Code, which also stars Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan and comedian Russell Peters, opens in cinemas on April 1.

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