10 Recent Movie Scenes Actors Hated Performing

9. Jack Gyllenhaal Felt Trapped In His Chair - The Guilty

Harley quinn

A quick scan through Jake Gyllenhaal's eclectic back catalogue of always-engaging movie roles tells the story of a performer who relishes the physical challenge of getting into a character. From carving his body into boxing shape for Southpaw, to shedding the excess for his streamline work in Nightcrawler, the Oscar-nominated performer can always be relied upon to deliver the goods with his physicality.

However, said tool was pretty much stripped away from the star during the making of his most recent Netflix outing in The Guilty. With the actor's character of detective Joe Baylor being confined to his armchair for much of the thriller, Gyllenhaal has admitted that the filming of these extended sequences became particularly difficult as time drew on.

As he put it himself when talking to The Wrap:

"Antoine (Fuqua, the film's director) trapped me in a chair. Every time I wanted to move, I’m a very physical person, a very full-bodied actor, and to only be in a chair and having to express ended up doing a number on me as we got farther and farther into the story,”

But Gyllenhaal would also admit that this enforced seating "reveals a lot about this character too.”


Lifts rubber and metal. Watches people flip in spandex and pretends to be other individuals from time to time...