Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals His Childhood Activism & It Will Make You Appreciate Fried Chicken A Lot More


There's no doubt that many celebrities take time out of their busy lives to help others, which makes them influential and inspiring activists. For example, Jake Gyllenhaal became an activist as a child, he reveals during a Toronto International Film Festival panel for his new movie Demolition. It seems when Gyllenhaal was a young boy he knew he could do great things — like fight for fried chicken and those who love it.

Yes, you read that correctly. The 34-year-old says when he was kid he was learning to write letters in school and decided to send a complaint letter to Kentucky Fried Chicken, because they stopped serving one of his favorite items. Per Gyllenhaal,

So, why did the actor decide to share this? If you've watched the trailer for Demolition, then you know that Gyllenhaal's character writes a letter to a vending machine company complaining about not getting Peanut M&M's (I'd complain, too). You can check out the letter writing moment at the beginning of the trailer here:

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So, not only do Gyllenhaal's fans have him to thank for making some great films, but also for bringing back Chicken Littles to KFC.

Yep, he's a true activist.

Additional reporting by Anna Klassen.