MCU pressure on veteran actor
Jake Gyllenhaal said he was “angry” during filming Spider-Man: Far From Home that he kept forgetting his lines.
The actor appeared in the 2019 Marvel film as the supervillain Mysterio aka Quentin Beck, the titular hero’s foe.
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In a new interview with Howard Stern, Gyllenhaal shares how nervous he was on the first day of filming and how it affected his performance. “It’s tough, man,” he said. “That acting is hard. That’s all. That world is huge. And I ran into that world; a train that was already running. Usually I’d come early and I’d figure it out.” Am.”
The actor said that he was not only surprised at how nervous he was, but also his co-stars. “I was panicking,” he said. “It was with a view [Samuel L] Jackson, Tom [Holland] […] There were many actors in that scene. And I remember not being able to remember my lines. I was a wooden board. And they were like ‘Whoa’.”
Gyllenhaal had to ask Holland to help him, with the Spider-Man actor telling him to “just relax”. “It was like he was me in many situations,” Gyllenhaal explained. “And I finally did. I just put a lot of pressure on [myself] Because I love that world.”
He said he had to reassure the cast and crew that he could do the job, telling them: “I was doing a one-man show off Broadway for an hour and a half, so I got it. Please on me. Trust me.”
Gyllenhaal stars in a new English-language remake of the 2018 Danish film Criminal, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month (October 1). In a three star review, Granthshala Said: “The original film may be a better version of the same story, but there’s still a lot to be admired in a tightly made thriller that’s welcome to take on nothing but great acting and writing.”