Is that you, Jake? Actor Gyllenhaal stacks on 7lbs of PURE muscle for Southpaw role
Jake Gyllenhaal stacked on 7lbs of muscle for Southpaw
In the first released photograph from his boxer role in Southpaw, the 33-year-old star has clearly stacked on the pounds in sheer muscle.
Jake put on nearly 7kg of pure body beef to play Billy ‘The Great’ Hope in the up-coming blockbuster about the left-handed championship prize fighter.
Pictured bloodied and bruise, it looks like things have taken a turn for the worst for the actor’s character at this point.
In the movie Billy loses everything in a personal tragedy and is forced to fight his way back through his boxing dream.
He gained the weight for a role in Southpaw
It comes as a stark contrast to the 30lb weight loss he made for Nightcrawler
Director, Antoine Fuqua, told Deadline magazine: “Jake is going to change how people see him.
“I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day.
“I took him to almost every fight. I had him train at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Vegas and we watched Floyd’s fights, and the Manny Pacquiao fight.”
The star’s appearance may shock many as it comes in stark contrast to the dramatic weight loss Jake went through for movie Nightcrawler.
The actor's made something of a name for himself with his dramatic looks changing
He lost 30lbs for his role as Lou Bloom in the dark movie, and won a Spirit Award nomination for the character portrayal.
With his chest bones showing and thin, gaunt cheekbones showing in the official shot from Nightcrawler it couldn’t be more different to the one shot released for Southpaw.
The movie, which also features Rachel McAdams and Rita Ora, doesn’t yet have a release date but it’s thought to be mid-2015.