Jake Gyllenhaal Explains His ‘Totally Dangerous’ Dancing on NYC Streets in ‘Demolition’ (Exclusive Video)

“Totally reckless, super fun,” actor says in behind-the-scenes clip

Last Updated: April 15, 2016 @ 9:46 AM

“Demolition” actor Jake Gyllenhaal explained his crazy dance scene throughout the streets of New York City in a behind-the-scenes clip of the film, describing it as “totally dangerous.”

“Jean-Marc [Vallée] said, ‘I want Davis to just dance through the streets of New York City,’ and I went ‘OK,’ and he said, ‘Here’s the iPod, here’s the earphones, dance, we’ll follow you, just dance around on the streets,'” Gyllenhaal said in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. “Totally dangerous, totally reckless, super fun.”

“Demolition” stars Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, and premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival on March 12. It had a limited release on April 8.

The film follows Davis (Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, who lost his wife in a tragic car crash and continues to unravel in his day-to-day life. He writes a complaint letter to a vending machine company, which then turns into a series of letters revealing personal details. These letters catch the attention of service rep Karen (Watts) and the two form an unlikely connection.

“We’re all trying to make a great movie,” Gyllenhaal added in the clip.

Watch the video above.