In Demolition, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a man who, while grieving the death of his wife, writes a complaint letter to the makers of a vending machine that fails to give him a pack of peanut M&Ms.
Turns out, the actor has done something similar off-screen — only it was airing a grievance to KFC about the fast food chain’s removal of a favorite menu item when he was younger.
“I don’t know if you remember: Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things, [Chicken Littles] … like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets,” Gyllenhaal told reporters Friday at Demoliton’s opening night screening at the Toronto Film Festival.
“Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky Fried Chicken telling them [to bring them back],” he added.
After a nearly 20 year absence, Chicken Littles — chicken sliders, served with pickles and mayo — are apparently now back on the KFC menu. According to Entertainment Tonight, when a reporter informed Gyllenhaal of that fact he smiled and said, “I think I indirectly had something to do with that!”
Demolition will open in select U.S. theaters on April 8. You can see the film’s trailer below.
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