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Jake Gyllenhaal: 'I was tased while preparing for End of Watch'

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Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he and Michael Peña underwent intense training for the cop drama End of Watch.

Gyllenhaal told On the Air with Ryan Seacrest that actual police training proved vital for director David Ayer's film, which centres on two cops targeted by a drug cartel.

End of Watch, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena


"Me and Michael Peña spent five months on the streets, like two or three times a week with LAPD and Sheriff's Department and Inglewood PD. Just doing ride-alongs from like 4pm until 4am at night," the actor revealed.

He went on to say: "We were protected. We were with some pretty amazing officers when we were out there. We were responding with the officers to domestic violence disputes and attempted murders and murders, stolen vehicles. So, there were a number of times where I got a little nervous."

Gyllenhaal also disclosed that part of his training was being tased by actual police officers.

"I did get tased. We were at the Police Academy, they asked us if we wanted to try it out and me being me said, 'Yeah, of course, yeah!' Actually they gave us a choice between pepper spray and being tased," he said.


The star added of his choice: "[Pepper spray is] long and painful, it lasts for like 45 minutes and the taser just lasts for five seconds… But afterwards it's actually kind of relaxing. After you've had thousands and thousands of volts of electricity going through your body."

End of Watch opens on Friday in the US and on November 23 in the UK.

Gyllenhaal also revealed during his chat with Ryan Seacrest that he would consider playing Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

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