During an interview today for his new movie 'Love and Other Drugs,' actor Jake Gyllenhaal spoke to Moviefone about his co-star Jill Clayburgh, who died Friday after a 21-year battle with chronic leukemia.
When asked what he remembered about working with Clayburgh, who plays his mother in the film, Gyllenhaal had this to say:
"She worked three days on the movie, and I remember sitting with her and immediately opening up to her. And I didn't know that she had been struggling with leukemia with 20 years; I didn't know that until I heard that she had passed away [Friday], which was a big surprise. And I thought about the moments of sitting with her between takes and how game she was for Josh Gad, who plays my brother in the movie, his improvisation, all of our improvisation. We all were improvising and laughing, and it was this wonderful, beautiful chaos that was really led by her and George [Segal]."