Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been excused from jury service in Los Angeles, after spending a day and a half waiting to hear if he'd be called to trial. The Brokeback Mountain star spent all day Tuesday (27Jan09) and Wednesday morning (28Jan09) mingling with other potential jurors and court officials as part of an upcoming misdemeanour battery trial.
He was allowed to go through court questioning to determine juror suitability in a private room, according to TMZ.com.
He learned he wouldn't be required to be part of the trial just after lunch on Wednesday.