Jake Gyllenhaal Hospitalized After Punching a Mirror

Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Well, this is one way to get into character. Jake Gyllenhaal was briefly sent to the hospital on Wednesday after punching a mirror on the set of his movie Nightcrawler.

The injury reportedly occurred while the actor was filming a scene for the movie, during which his character gets angry with himself while looking in the mirror. “The scene was emotionally charged and his character was talking into a mirror and he got so into it, he banged his hands against the mirror and it broke and cut him,” a witness revealed.

According to the source, the incident had nothing to do with the 32-year-old’s personal life, and was completely for the scene. He returned to set later in the day.

For his role in the movie, Jake has lost approximately 20 pounds to play a crime-scene journalist.

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