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VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Cried When He Had To Turn Down Role In The Mighty Ducks

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Cried When He Had To Turn Down Role In The Mighty Ducks

Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed he was distraught after his parents forced him to turn down a role in hit 90s movie The Mighty Ducks.

The American actor, 34, who is currently promoting his new boxing movie Southpaw, told the Howard Stern radio show that he was up for a part in the hockey film long with Emilio Estevez.

But Gyllenhaal, aged 10 at the time the movie launched back in 1992, had to pass on the role after his parents insisted that he stuck to his school studies.

He said: “I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter.

“I was like, ‘You guys are crazy.’

“My parents were like, ‘Look, you’re about to enter junior high school, you gotta get your education, that’s the most important thing. I promise you, you hate us now, but you’ll thank us later,’ and I do.”

You can check out the Brokeback Mountain star’s interview in the video below.

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