Jake Gyllenhaal Says It’s Time To Focus On His Life, Hints At Kids In The Future

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to focus on something other than his Hollywood acting.

Gyllenhaal opened up about what comes next in an interview published Friday by British Vogue.

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“Seeing life as something that is, you know, fleeting, and the world being as it is now… I’ve turned to love.” Throughout his career, @JakeGyllenhaal has been an actor known for his dedication to his art. But, as he approaches 40, work is beginning to matter less than a life well lived. For the June 2020 issue, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the actor spent time with @OEMarks in midtown Manhattan discussing everything from his liberal show-business upbringing and his new show, ‘Sunday In The Park With George’, to his love for all things British and why musical theatre is his true calling. See the full story in the new issue on newsstands and available for FREE digital download now, and read the interview in full at the link in bio. #JakeGyllenhaal photographed by @Christian_MacDonald_Studio and styled by @JackBorkett, with grooming by @LosiGrooming.

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“I’m interested in my life, even more so than my work. I’ve reached a point in my career where I feel hungry in a different way,” Gyllenhaal said. “I’ve seen how much of my life I’ve neglected as a result of being committed to that work and that idea.”

“[I’ve] lightened up,” he added. “Seeing life as something that is, you know, fleeting, and the world being as it is now. I’ve turned to my family, I’ve turned to my friends and I’ve turned to love. I’m a little less interested in the work, I would say, and more interested in that.”

When asked if he sees kids in his future, Gyllenhaal said “definitely.” (RELATED: Jake Gyllenhaal Proves To Still Be The Gentlemen And Serves Coughing Woman Water In The Middle Of His Show)

“Yes, of course I do. I definitely do,” he said. “The act of making love to make a child…the real thing is life. You get to the end of the show and that’s what it’s about. Children. Children and art.”

To have little baby Jake Gyllenhaals running around is a dream come true. He would have the cutest kids. I love to see actors and actresses give little glimpses into their personal lives and their hopes and dreams outside of Hollywood.

It’s refreshing.