A bromance is brewing between Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal.
There is a bromance brewing between actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds.
The Hollywood stars say, it clicked so well during the filming of their new sci-fi thriller called “Life” that there is a genuine friendship has grown. The film, about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station, an alien life form from Mars, celebrates Saturday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, texas.
The “Brokeback Mountain” and “Deadpool” star were mostly all the jokes during the rounds of press interviews prior to the film’s premier, answering most questions with a back-and-forth comedy shtick. But she turned serious when asked about the connection that are formed on the set.
“You have these movies and get to work with really great people, really talented people and then you think,” oh, I’m going to hang out with these people and then see them again,'” said Reynolds. “You don’t need most of the time because you are going on your life. But with this man, we have enjoyed, and friends. That is a happy thing. It doesn’t always happen.”
Some of the first signs of the new-forged band came earlier this week when Reynolds gave a lot of credit to Gyllenhaal on Good Morning America, named him one of the most interesting actors currently working in Hollywood. Reynolds said Saturday that his co-star is “one of the greatest actors of this generation.”
“I loved working with this man,” he said. “I loved spending time with this man. It’s not often that you get this experience.”
Gyllenhaal was equally complimentary, saying Reynolds the role of last year as a foul-mouthed superhero is exactly what he aims to achieve a performance that is so authentic that it would be nearly impossible for another actor to duplicate it.
“We kind of grew up in this business with each other without knowing it, until very recently,” Gyllenhaal said. “It is difficult in a company where … a lot of times we pretend to be closer to the truth and to find someone who you feel is real. I feel that way about him, so we are friends.”
The film’s plot draws some remarkable parallels to Ridley Scott, 1979 classic “Alien” keeping a team of scientists on a spaceship who encounter an alien life form that wreaks havoc. Their discovery— the first evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life on Mars_turns out to be not only a threat to the crew, but for all life on Earth.
But even with the background of a sci-fi heart pounder, Gyllenhaal says he and Reynolds found some levity in the film.
“This experience of what’s happening now is consistent with how it felt while we were shooting,” Gyllenhaal said in between puns and served as the answer to the questions. “We had a really scary situations in the film and the scenes that were very tense, but we were laughing constantly and it was so much fun.”