Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was supposed to be in 'The Mighty Ducks'

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Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who has beefed up and is starring in the boxing film "Southpaw," was supposed to play a key role in "The Mighty Ducks," but his parents nixed the idea.

"I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter," Gyllenhaal said on The Howard Stern Show, according to Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated. “Being like, ‘What? You guys are crazy.'

"My parents were like, ‘Look, you’re about to enter junior high school, you gotta get your education, that’s the most important thing. I promise you, you hate us now, but you’ll thank us later,'" Gyllenhaal said. "And I do."

Gyllenhaal was vying for the role of Charlie Conway, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, reports Angie Han of Slashfilm.com.

Would Gyllenhaal have been able to pull off the triple deke, though?

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was supposed to be in 'The Mighty Ducks'
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