‘Brokeback Mountain’ director claims Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal had ‘friction’ on set: There was a ‘clash of styles’

Brokeback Mountain Manager Mine claimed it Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger will have a “friction” while working on the 2005 movie.

during an interview with Empire Magazinepublished on Tuesday 20 December, praised Lee, 68, for getting to “watch Heath and Jake develop that relationship” between their characters.

“I saw it unfold right before my eyes, from rehearsal to filming,” he elaborated, noting that the late actor had “always looked after” his future co-star and co-star. Michelle Williams After she injured herself on set.

Heath Ledger, director Ang Lee and Jake Gyllenhaal. Claudio Honorati/EPA/Shutterstock

Lee went on to say that Ledger and Gyllenhaal, 42, have had their fair share of ups and downs while working together.

“When it came to Jake, Heath had a very different attitude to their work. Sometimes there was friction – not a quarrel, but a clash of styles,” the director claimed. “Sometimes I mediate it, but they’re both good in different ways. They always make an effort to find a way.”

According to me, the 10 things I hate about you The star has developed a deep understanding of his character, Ennis Del Mar. “I think Heath knew in his heart the character of Ennis. On a technical level, he took the direction very well, but he worked on his own.” “He’s not someone you really need to talk to a lot of, because he was so independent. To me, if the outcome is right, I’m happy. If it’s not, I can tell him, and he’ll work on something else.”

Lee added, “So Hala Heath underpins the whole story. He did a lot of the preparation, mostly on his own. He often surprised me with what he brought to his work.”

The critically acclaimed western explored the romantic relationship between two cowboys from 1963 to 1983. Brokeback Mountain, which won three Academy Awards, also starred Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Williams, 42, and Randy Quaid.

'Brokeback Mountain' director claims Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal were

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Reggie Collier/WIN/Newscom/Mega

Three years after the film’s debut, Ledger died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 28. Over the years, Gyllenhaal has paid tribute to his former actor and friendship.

“You know, I think the relationship between Heath and I while making this movie was something that was built on a deep love for the many people we’ve known and raised in our lives and a deep respect for their love and relationship.” Code source said the star Vanity Fair in April 2020.

At the time, the California native recalled Ledger’s commitment to the story they were telling on screen.

“One of the things I really remember about the process after the movie came out is Heath never wanted a joke,” Gyllenhaal said, referring to the effect Brokeback Mountain It was for the LGBTQIA+ community. “Even as I think culturally, there were many jokes about the movie or making fun of things like that. And his complete dedication to how serious and important the relationship between these two characters was.”

Before Ledger’s death, The Dark Knight The star has stayed close to Gyllenhaal. After Ledger and Williams welcomed daughter Matilda in 2005, they named Gyllenhaal as the little girl’s godfather.

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