Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he has become less interested in work and more interested in personal life, adding that he hopes to have kids in the future.
In an interview with British Vogue, the actor, who has been part of showbiz since the last two decades, shared that he is now ready to focus on his personal life, reports etonline.com.
“I’m interested in my life, even more so than my work. I’ve reached a point in my career where I feel hungry in a different way,” said Gyllenhaal, adding: “I’ve seen how much of my life I’ve neglected as a result of being committed to that work and that idea.”
“(I’ve) lightened up. Seeing life as something that is, you know, fleeting, and the world being as it is now. I’ve turned to my family, I’ve turned to my friends and I’ve turned to love. I’m a little less interested in the work, I would say, and more interested in that,” said the 39-year-old star, known for starring in movies like “Donnie Darko”, “Brokeback Mountain”, “Nightcrawler” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.
Gyllenhaal, who has been romantically linked to French model Jeanne Cadieu in the past few years, shared that he “definitely” sees kids in his future.
“Yes, of course I do. I definitely do,” he said, adding: “The act of making love to make a child…the real thing is life. You get to the end of the show and that’s what it’s about. Children. Children and art.”
He continued: “I’m not someone who has ever existed in a space where I’ve really known what’s coming next. But you do have to be open to it. And there has been no other time in my life that I can safely say…. My mother and my sister are some of the most extraordinary people I know. Our vulnerability with each other, our ability to communicate about how tough times can be is what I’m most proud of in my family. For everything I hope to pass on, that’s the most important.”