Gyllenhaal chirps in

Here’s what Zodiac costar Jake Gyllenhaal said to Newsday‘s Lewis Beale yesterday regarding David Halbfinger‘s N.Y. Times article about Fincher’s obsession with multiple takes (which Mark Ruffalo also commented upon in Devin Faraci‘s CHUD interview): “It is positive, whether or not I was willing to admit that at the time. It’s like working with a great teacher or coach — you hate them while you’re doing it, and then you win the game, and you’ll talk about that for the rest of your life. And the complications of that relationship are what make it so special. We did a lot of takes, but David wants something. He knows when something’s honest, and people have different ways of getting there.”