Jake Gyllenhaal opens up about how challenging it was to film intimate scenes with Jennifer Aniston.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston shared the screen in the film The Good Girl.

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Filming a scene with your celebrity crush may seem like a dream come true for many, but Jake Gyllenhaal described it as pure ‘torture'.

Gyllenhaal, just like many fans of the show Friends, confessed to having a huge crush on Jennifer Aniston and never imagined he would eventually as her romantic partner in a .

In 2002, Aniston and Gyllenhaal shared the screen in the romantic comedy film, The Good Girl. Aniston took on the role of Justine Last, while Gyllenhaal brought the character of Holden Worther to .

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Nearly two decades on from the film's release, The Covenant star Gyllenhaal reflected on what it was like filming raunchy scenes with Aniston.

After almost twenty years since the movie hit the screens, Gyllenhaal, the star of The Covenant, recently reminisced about the experience of shooting those steamy scenes with Aniston.

Gyllenhaal said it was tough, but not entirely. It was a combination of both.

Stern continued, “Did you tell Jennifer Aniston, ‘Hey Jennifer, I don't mean to be rude, but if you're sensing something – like a protrusion or whatever – I can't help it'?”

Jake Gyllenhaal admitted to having a crush on Jennifer Aniston. (Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Jake Gyllenhaal admitted to having a crush on Jennifer Aniston. (Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Chuckling at the term ‘protrusion', Gyllenhaal remarked: “Indeed, I pronounced it exactly like that.”

He proceeded to label all romantic scenes in movies as ‘uncomfortable' due to the presence of up to 50 people in the room while filming.

He mentioned, “That doesn't excite me.” “Usually, it feels strangely robotic.”

Gyllenhaal also referred to these scenes as a ‘dance' that is carefully planned for the camera.

Despite the awkwardness, I'm certain there are more embarrassing scenes to shoot.

Aniston and Gyllenhaal were each other's love interests in the movie. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Aniston and Gyllenhaal were each other's love interests in the movie. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Gyllenhaal has been fortunate enough to share intimate scenes with not only Aniston but also Anne Hathaway in movies like Love and Other Drugs and Brokeback Mountain.

Gyllenhaal mentioned that filming their 2010 romance was much more comfortable due to their sex scenes in the BAFTA award-winning movie, Brokeback Mountain.

He mentioned feeling fortunate because he had already filmed a sex scene with Annie in Brokeback Mountain, which helped ease his nerves during the movie's release.

Annie and I have a special connection in the way we work that feels incredibly musical.

They seemed to have created such beautiful and melodious music.

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