Jake Gyllenhaal has made a career out of acting out different roles in a variety of shows and movies. Yet, a new role in the Broadway play Sea Wall/A Life has brought up real feelings about the role he truly wants to play in real life.
Gyllenhaal wants to be a daddy.
“It’s a show about faith and family and the mess and comedy of life, you know? It’s really actually about two fathers,” he explained in a new interview with Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY. “And about, for my character, someone who’s just about to become a father. He goes back into his relationship with his own father and the passing of his father and how that makes him feel becoming a father. I’ve learned — you know, I am not a father. I do hope to be a father one day.”
It’s not the first time that the actor, who currently stars in the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, has opened up about his desire to have a family of his own one day.
“I want to continue becoming more of an adult than I already am,” he said in an interview with People magazine back in 2017. “Hopefully with a family of my own.”
Of course, Gyllenhaal is getting some practice in the daddy department, as he currently serves as the godfather to Michelle Williams 13-year-old daughter with the late Heath Ledger. His sister Maggie Gyllenhaal also has two daughters that he serves as proud uncle of.