Jennifer Aniston's Intimate Scenes With Jake Gyllenhaal Were they 'Torture But Not Torture?'

While filming the intimate sequences with Jennifer in The Good Girl, Jake Gyllenhaal revealed that "the pillow technique" was used.

Jennifer Aniston's Intimate Scenes With Jake Gyllenhaal Were they 'Torture But Not Torture?'
Jennifer Aniston's Intimate Scenes With Jake Gyllenhaal Were they 'Torture But Not Torture?'

In an interview with US radio personality Howard Stern, actor Jake Gyllenhaal made waves when describing intimate sequences as "suffering but not torture." Asked about filming the scenes with co-star Jennifer Aniston in the 2002 film The Good Girl, the 40-year-old actor said, "(It) was torture, yes it was. But it was also not torture. I mean, come on, it was like a mix of both," reports The Independent. "Weirdly, love scenes are awkward, because there are maybe 30, 50 people watching it," he continued, calling intimate scenes "oddly mechanical" and comparing them to choreographed fight or dance sequences.

Jake Gyllenhaal revealed that something called "the pillow technique" was used while filming the scenes in The Good Girl and he also disclosed whose idea that was. I think that was a Jennifer suggestion," he said. "I think she was very kind to suggest it before we began... She was like, 'I'm putting a pillow here.' That was it, that was all she said," reports Entertainment Weekly. Fun fact - Jake Gyllenhaal used to have a crush on Jennifer Aniston who shot to fame as Rachel Green on F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Jennifer Aniston appears in The Good Girl as an unhappy wife in a tiny Texas town who begins an affair with the store's cashier (Jake Gyllenhaal). 

Jennifer Aniston was still starring in F.R.I.E.N.D.S., which would end two years later when Jake Gyllenhaal's blockbuster film Donnie Darko was released in 2002. Jake has been in critically acclaimed films such as Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Love & Other Drugs, Nightcrawler, and Southpaw since then. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, he played the villain Mysterio, and he is presently promoting his new picture The Guilty.