Los Angeles - Jake Gyllenhaal felt "naked" while filming Southpaw.
The 34-year-old actor, who plays Billy 'The Great' Hope in the Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing movie, has revealed he found shooting the in-the-ring scenes to be surreal.
He shared: "Even when you're only filming a fight, even when it's a movie, in the ring you feel totally naked.
"It's a strange thing, 700 extras watching."
But Jake also admitted that while some aspects of the shoot were a bit "reckless", he was always conscious of capturing the most dramatic action scenes.
He told the Guardian newspaper: "The thing was, whenever I took a real hit, my first thought was always: 'Someone better have got a good fucking angle on that.' That's an actor.
"It may have all been a bit reckless."
Meanwhile, Jake revealed he's forever looking for roles that consider "what it is to be a man".
He explained: "I've realised I'm fascinated with what it is to be a man. And as a man, physicality is important. I've gone on searches ...
"I mean, pushing myself to the limit. With Nightcrawler, I was searching for a physical, chemical state that would come from depriving myself. I was interested in what that would bring out. It wasn't about losing weight. It was about what happens with a certain kind of deprivation."
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