Final editorial work of Geraldine Peroniwho died a few months before the movie's release. No one barred him from the set. When asked if he had any fears about playing a gay man, Heath Ledger replied that he was not afraid of the role, only that he wasn't mature enough to do it justice. Noting what he learned from his reading, Gyllenhaal said, "I don't think that these two characters even know what gay is. But finally, McMurtry went upstairs and sat down with it. You know, the gay cowboy movie. Ang Lee recounted in several interviews that when Michelle Williams needed to film the scene in which her character is devastated to discover that her husband is involved with another man, she urged Heath Ledger her off-screen, as well as on-screen, love interest and Jake Gyllenhaal to intensify their kissing.
The story, " Brokeback Mountain ," charted the love affair of two male cowboys, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, who met in Wyoming in while taking care of sheep on the fictional mountain after which the story was named.
'Brokeback Mountain,' 10 Years On
Jake Gyllenhaal said he met with a director other than Ang Lee about the project years before Lee was involved. In an article published in Variety into mark the ten-year anniversary of the release of Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee said that he was unfamiliar with Anne Hathaway before her audition, and he was told by the casting director that "the next actress coming in to read was going to apologize for her clothes and make-up, but to just let her do that, and go into the reading. Login Sign up now Contact Customer Service. Asian Voices. Diet of Sex