Jake Gyllenhaal was more than just Heath Ledger’s costar in Brokeback Mountain, he was also a very close friend to the actor and godfather to his daughter Matilda Rose.
A source on the New Mexico set of his latest film “Brothers” told People Magazine that Jake has been taking the loss of his friend “harder than most” and has been off-set with the exception of filming one scene since he heard the tragic news.
According to the source, “He was there, but he wasn’t with us. It was obviously a major trauma. These guys were very close. [Jake] was sitting in the director’s chair staring off into space.”
It’s good for Jake to take his time grieving, but I hope he gets it back together before too long and is able to function at work. It would be a shame to lose two great acting talents from this tragedy. Jake was photographed with girlfriend Reese Witherspoon over the weekend, and hopefully she is taking good care of him.
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