Gyllenhaal admits he cried when he first read ‘Love and Other Drugs’ script

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 13:56 PM IST

Washington: Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he broke down in tears when he first read the script of ‘Love and Other Drugs ‘as it was so close to his frame of mind at the time.

The 29-year-old star jumped at the chance to play medical sales rep Jamie in the comedy drama alongside Anne Hathaway as the script echoed his own thoughts and attitudes towards romance.

"I just think there comes a time in different people’s lives where they say do I have real love? Do I want real love? What is real love? With the script I seemed to be in a time when that was a pressing question," a website quoted him as telling BANG Showbiz.

Gyllenhaal, who is said to be in a relationship with Taylor Swift and has previously dated Reese Witherspoon and Kirstin Dunst, felt such a deep connection with the movie that he broke down in tears when he first read the script.

He explained: "With this, I very rarely have a moment where I get excited and I go, ``Somebody wrote this for me and they don’t know it.`` And I felt that way when I read this the first time and I was loving the character at first and then I was crying at the end because I felt like when he says, ``Sometimes your life doesn’t go the way you expect it too,`` and usually it doesn’t.

"And if you follow life and not really think it should be that way then it’ll all work out in the end. That just really moved me to the core and I couldn’t not do it."

ANI