Godfather Gyllenhaal

Heath Ledger has asked Brokeback Mountain co-star Jake Gyllenhaal to be his baby's godfather. The actors got so close while shooting the gay cowboy drama, Heath decided he wanted Jake to be involved in his daughter's life. The Donnie Darko star admits he was thrilled to be asked to help raise little Matilda, Heath's daughter with partner Michelle Williams. Jake told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: 'Heath and I are best friends now, making the film was very intense for us. 'I'm actually godfather to Heath's daughter Matilda which is an amazing honour.' Heath recently revealed he loves his new role as a dad - even though all he does now is cook and wash up. The Hollywood hunk says he's happily settled into domestic life since Michelle gave birth last October. He said at the time: 'My duties in life are that I wake up, cook breakfast, clean the dishes, prepare lunch, clean those dishes, go to the market, get fresh food, cook dinner, clean those dishes and then sleep - if I can. And I love it. I actually adore it.'

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