Jake Gyllenhaal believes that everyone’s thoughts are controlled by the moon


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Jake Gyllenhaal recently said he believes the moon has a direct influence on human behaviour.

While speaking to Esquire UK about his upcoming film Southpaw, the 34-year-old actor shared his metaphysical beliefs on how the moon impacts the earth and its inhabitants.

“I believe deeply in the unconscious. That you literally accumulate the molecules of the space that you’re in. We’re like 90 per cent water, so naturally we are going to be affected by the moon when it’s full: if the sea is, why wouldn’t we be? That seems scientific to me,” he said.

Mr Gyllenhaal also explained how celestial bodies may influence his roles.

“So, if you spend enough time in whatever environment your character would exist in — the way I spent six months with police officers — then the molecules of that environment must transfer somehow. And then you put it on screen, and people go, ‘I feel something that I don’t normally feel.’”

Director Baltasar Kormákur worked with Mr Gyllenhaal’s while filming Everest. He described him as “a bit of an odd ball” and that he brings a “different energy” to his cast of characters.