Jake Gyllenhaal's Off-Broadway Smoke Break

Posted Sunday September 2, 2012 2:50 PM GMT

Lighting up during intermission, Jake Gyllenhaal took a break from the Off-Broadway production of "If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet" in New York City on Saturday (September 1).

The bearded 31-year-old actor wore a gray t-shirt, jeans, and a black cap as he puffed away during the break in the play with Katie Holmes reportedly in the audience.

The dark comedy centers on an overweight British teenager and her troubled family. It is showing at the Roundabout Theater Company.

After failing on his promise to do a play after every three movies he made, Jake is eager to return to his roots. At the age of 21, he made his London stage debut as a sensitive slacker in "This Is Our Youth."

Of the experience, the "Donnie Darko" star says, "[w]hat I loved most about working in London, in the theater, there was a real appreciation of potential. No one comes out of the gate 100 percent perfect. No one. I have a great sense of comfort onstage because I know taking risks is appreciated.”

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