As a longtime environmentalist, Jake Gyllenhaal held nothing back when speaking about the importance of his latest film, “Okja”, at Cannes.
On Friday, the 36-year-old star addressed the crowd at a press conference for his new Netflix film debuting at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. While Gyllenhaal did not directly address Donald Trump, Mashable reports the actor took a jab at the U.S. president, particularly for his views on climate change.
“I don’t think there is any better time for this film and what it says about the environment than now, given the current political state,” Gyllenhaal reportedly said. “Particularly, I would say, from my country, of things being sort of brought back what I would consider a few decades, if not more.”
The actor added, “Sometimes it’s not just an issue of aim, it’s also an issue of when a movie comes out and what it has to say, and I think there’s no better time than now for something like this.”
Gyllenhaal’s film “Okja”, directed by Bong Joon-ho, explores the relationship between a young girl and a large pet pig bred by a multi-national corporation. The film, which holds a strong environmental message, also stars Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins and more.