Jake Gyllenhaal Admits Whitewashed ‘Prince Of Persia’ Film Was A Bad Idea

Jake Gyllenhaal is the first to admit his mistakes.

While chatting with Yahoo Entertainment during press for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, Gyllenhaal confessed that his 2010 role in Disney’s “Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time” was something he regrets.

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The video game adaptation of “Prince Of Persia” caused a lot of controversy when it was released, many called it one of the decade’s worst examples of Hollywood whitewashing for casting a Gyllenhaal in the lead role instead of an actor of Iranian descent.

And now, the Oscar-nominated actor called it one of the biggest missteps of his career, “I think I learned a lot from that movie in that I spend a lot of time trying to be very thoughtful about the roles that I pick and why I’m picking them,” he explained.

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But he has grown from it, “And you’re bound to slip up and be like, ‘That wasn’t right for me,’ or ‘That didn’t fit perfectly.’ There have been a number of roles like that. And then a number of roles that do.”

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” hits big screens July 2.

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