As Brokeback Mountain celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary, some of the stars and creators of the film have spilled some set secrets.
Jake Gyllenhaal, who played Jack Twist in the movie, revealed just how good the chemistry was between him and his co-stars.
“For the first month of shooting we all lived by this river in little trailers, and I had my dog there. We all just lived on a campground and would walk to set,” he said. We’d wake up and make breakfast for each other, and hang out. Heath and Michelle fell in love. It was a really special, special time.”
Jake went on to become the godfather of Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda.
Screenwriter Diana Ossana also reveals the moment that she saw Michelle and Heath fall in love.
“The first day we filmed that scene where Michelle’s character is on the toboggan and falls off the sled, and Ennis is with her — they’re laughing; well on the third take, Michelle fell off the sled, and at the bottom of the hill she was crying. She’d twisted her knee, and we had to call someone to take her to the hospital. Heath was not about to let her go alone, and as he was getting into the vehicle with her he was smoothing her hair back,” she said. “I remember him looking at her, and she looking up at him with these wide eyes. She was almost startled by the attention he was giving her, but you could see it every day from there on. For him it was truly love at first sight. He was so taken with her.”