Jake Gyllenhaal might have looked cool as a cucumber in Burberry on Friday (May 7), and he might have had pecs in the Prince of Persia that would inspire Jessica Biel to organize a new summit, but on the set he was truly freaked out by one thing.
“They would say, ‘Don’t make any noise around the ostriches. They’ll tear out your eyes and rip out your heart.’ So, I was naturally terrified,” Gyllenhaal told People at the premiere of the movie on Sunday. “They look like they’re innocent, but they’re really not.”
Gemma Arterton, confirmed her costar’s terror. “He was really scared,” she said. “He ran away, and the look on his face – it’s not acting. It’s real.”
I could make fun of Jakey here, but I’ve seen those birds up close. They are ginormous and will stare you down like freshly served dinner without even blinking. Some say if you look at them just right you can see the spark of the devil in their eye.