LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: Jake Gyllenhaal attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Ambulance" at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on April 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/FilmMagic)
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Jake Gyllenhaal Fully Embraced His Isolation On The Source Code Set
"Source Code" is a movie that explores how getting to experience alternate lives might impact a person's sense of self and identity, which is a core element of so many recent multiverse sagas. This no doubt made it a trippy film for its actors to star in, too, not least of all Jake Gyllenhaal, given how many of his scenes he shot all alone.
In a 2011 interview with Film School Rejects at that year's South by Southwest Film Festival, Gyllenhaal said, "Just me in the pod. It was so much fun. I actually am an actor that feels most comfortable on stage, and to me it felt very much like a... we would place things out six, seven days each scene on one take."
Gyllenhaal continued, explaining that someone would either read the other actors' lines to him through a speaker or "act out a variation" of what Farmiga and Wright's characters would be saying. Even the video screen in the pod was actually a green screen replaced in post-production.