Gyllenhaal, who is godfather to Michelle Williams‘ 13-year-old daughter with the late Heath Ledger, Matilda Rose, also spoke of having children to PEOPLE in 2017. “I want to continue becoming more of an adult than I already am,” he said at the time. “Hopefully with a family of my own.”
In the same interview, the actor, who starred on Brokeback Mountain alongside Heath Ledger, said he loved that Ledger would shut down homophobic comments or jokes about the 2005 film. “I see people who have joked with me or criticised me about lines I say in that movie — and that’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke,” Gyllenhaal shared.
“Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever he was like, ‘No. This about love.’ Like, that’s it, man. Like, no,” he added.