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Prince of Persia a slip up, says Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal featured in the 2010 Disney film, a video game adaptation of Prince Of Persia, which was panned by critics for whitewashing -- casting Gyllenhaal in the lead instead of an actor of Iranian descent.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
July 1, 2019 1:00:49 pm
Jake Gyllenhaal prince of persia Jake Gyllenhaal says Prince of Persia was a learning experience for him.

Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted starring in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was a mistake.

The actor featured in the 2010 Disney film, a video game adaptation of Prince Of Persia, which was panned by critics for whitewashing — casting Gyllenhaal in the lead instead of an actor of Iranian descent.

The Oscar-nominated actor reflected on the failure of the film, saying it was a learning experience for him.

“I think I learned a lot from that movie in that I spend a lot of time trying to be very thoughtful about the roles that I pick and why I’m picking them.

“And you’re bound to slip up and be like, ‘That wasn’t right for me,’ or ‘That didn’t fit perfectly.’ There have been a number of roles like that. And then a number of roles that do,” Gyllenhaal told Yahoo Entertainment.

The actor will next be seen in Spider-Man: Far From Home as Mysterio, which is slated to be released in India on Thursday.

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