PHOTO: Jake Gyllenhaal's Amazing Abs in Prince of Persia
The shirtless star shows off his ripped chest in the upcoming action movie
Ancient Persia was one hot place.
In newly released images from his summer action movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which opens May 28, Jake Gyllenhaal shows off a seriously buff bod.
Gyllenhaal, 29, worked hard to bulk up for the role, for which he also trained in parkour (the sport of running, jumping and climbing over obstacles).
“It’s a physical role,” he told fans at the Wondercon convention in San Francisco earlier this month. “I never did anything this intensive before [to transform my body]. When you are committed, you are committed.”
But hey, why not? Said Gyllenhall: “It was so much fun to get paid to get tanned and get in shape.”
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