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Jake Gyllenhaal talks about fighting Conor McGregor onscreen in ‘Road House’

Key Points:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a former UFC fighter in the Road House remake, facing off against Conor McGregor.
  • Gyllenhaal discusses the intense physical training he underwent to prepare for the high-stakes onscreen fight.
  • The actor reflects on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sharing the screen with the UFC legend.

In the action-packed remake of the 80s classic, Jake Gyllenhaal takes on UFC fighter Conor McGregor in a thrilling onscreen showdown. Gyllenhaal opens up about the exhilarating experience of facing off against the legendary MMA fighter and the intense preparation that went into it.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Road House
Jake Gyllenhaal in Road House

According to Access Hollywood, Gyllenhaal opened up about the rigorous training regimen he undertook to prepare for his role as a former UFC fighter in Road House. The actor revealed that the physical preparation instilled a sense of confidence in him, allowing him to face off against the formidable Conor McGregor on screen.

“I think, when you start to get into the physical space like that, when you start to train like that, you start to get confidence in the things you can do,” Gyllenhaal shared.

However, the actor admitted that his newfound confidence quickly dissipated when he came face-to-face with the real-life MMA legend.

“Whether that was right or not when you face Connor McGregor for a fake fight that confidence kind of falls to the ground, but it’s great,” he confessed.

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience for Jake Gyllenhaal

Road House - Official Trailer
Road House – Official Trailer

Despite the daunting challenge of squaring off against McGregor, Gyllenhaal relished the opportunity to push his physical limits for the role.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, honestly, to be there and do that,” he said expressing his love for the intense physical transformation required for the part.

The premiere of Road House was a family affair for Gyllenhaal, who was joined by his parents and loved ones in New York City. The actor expressed his gratitude for their unwavering support, noting the excitement of sharing this fun and action-packed project with his family.

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“It’s just so nice they’re here, and we’re in New York City. My dad came out from LA, and yeah, it’s just fun, it’s lovely to have the support,” he shared.

Road House is streaming on Prime Video.

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