Jake Gyllenhaal basically just professed his love for Ryan Reynolds.
The longtime pals, who got close on the film set of their 2017 flick “Life”, have shared their admiration for each other during that movie’s press tour, but now Gyllenhaal is opening up about their friendship with Variety.
“I first met Ryan many years ago, and he struck me immediately as quick and warm and thoughtful, a gentleman in an era of foppish putzes, the unlikely love child of Mel Brooks and Dorothy Parker and Gary Cooper,” the “Night Crawler” actor, 37, began. “He was also taller than me. Against my wishes, we became close friends.”
He continued: “Audiences got to know Ryan a bit through his work in a string of romantic comedies. He was undoubtedly charming and handsome (annoying), but he never quite had the space to fire on all cylinders. What we all want for our friends in this business is for the world to see what we see, and as actors, that only happens in a perfect storm of timing and the full luck. After years of waiting and struggling to fit his unfortunate, pear-shaped physique into the skinny jeans of a conventional romantic lead, Ryan made his own luck with Deadpool.”
Gyllenhaal also applauded Reynolds for building “Deadpool”‘s strong fan base, “The remarkable success of ‘Deadpool’ may have shocked the suits who took a chance on financing that ragtag superhero movie, but for the people who know and love Ryan, it was no surprise that the whole damn world rallied as soon as it had the chance to really see him: all of the edges and darkness, the crackerjack wit borne from a lifetime of sensitivity and sadness, and against all odds, the openness.”
Read more from Gyllenhaal here.