Looking for the best possible version of Jake Gyllenhaal? You’ll find it onstage, according to the actor himself.

“I am my best self when I’m working in the theater,” Gyllenhaal said on the latest episode StagecraftVariety’s theater podcast, on which he appeared with Carrie Cracknell, the director of his Broadway outing “Sea Wall/A Life.” “I am the performer that I want to be, and I am, most of the time, the person that I would want to be. I think that primarily has to do with the very reasonable hours, which I don’t think anyone who works in the theater, who doesn’t work in other areas of the entertainment business, really fully appreciates.”

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