In partnership with

Kate Middleton made a grand entrance wearing one of Princess Diana's favourite tiaras - the Cambridge Lover’s Knot

Big Concerts announced that Justin Bieber will be returning to South Africa as part of his latest world tour!

Jake Gyllenhaal injured by taser

2012-09-20 20:35
 
Jake Gyllenhaal
Los Angeles - Jake Gyllenhaal was tased while doing research for his latest movie.

The 31-year-old actor stars in thriller End of Watch, which tells the story of two Los Angeles police offers who attempt to take down a drug cartel and Jake revealed he got caught on the wrong end of a taser weapon and was hit with "thousands of volts of electricity" while preparing for the role.

He told Us Weekly: "It was not pleasant. Thousands of volts of electricity through your body in a very short period of time was not fun. But ultimately, I can talk about it!"

'What am I doing here'

Jake also revealed going on patrol with real-life police officers, during which they attended a murder scene, also made him question his choice of profession.

He said: "I had no idea what to expect. The guys I was with ... are so seasoned and so professional. We went to a call where someone had been shot - it was a murder.

"This was a moment where I think you see the absurdity of your own job in light of the situation that you're seeing. I thought to myself, 'What am I doing here, why am I here?'

"Then I understood we're trying to make a movie that's authentic. It was no joke to any of us, and that made it no joke to me."

Read more on:    jake gyllenhaal  |  movies  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

inside channel 24

NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.