Jake Gyllenhaal has said that he believes Hollywood is “changing” and becoming more gay-friendly.
Ten years after the release of Brokeback Mountain, Jake remembered his time with the film and said he had no issues about taking the role.
In a round table discussion with the Hollywood Reporter, he said: “It’s one of the most beautiful scripts I’ve ever read, and it was Ang Lee, and at the time Heath [Ledger] was a friend of mine — before we even shot the movie — and always sort of alluring to me.”
Jake was also asked if there would come a time when actors could be openly gay without fear of backlash or losing work.
He replied: “I wish I had that answer. I think it is changing. And it’s pretty amazing how it’s changing. And one of the things that I’m so proud of [about] that movie, was to see, within the past basically 10 years, how much has changed.
“When the Supreme Court [issued a ruling] just a little while ago, I felt like we had been part, a little part and parcel of that movement. I was proud, you know?
“To me that’s really a pretty incredible moment. We had to wait a little while for it. But when will it be OK for an actor to be gay? I mean, it’s OK now.”
The comments come after Matt Damon recently landed himself in hot water when he appeared to suggest that coming out could harm an actors career.