Jake Gyllenhaal may be a veteran actor with a successful career, but he got his role Spider-Man: Far From Home Joining the challenging Marvel Cinematic Universe came to mind for a bit, but a small talk from her co-star Tom Holland changed everything.
Jake Gyllenhaal shares his experience joining the MCU
During an interview on 4 October howard stern Display, Gyllenhaal shared some of his concerns about joining the MCU. Stern shuts things down by asking about the actor’s physical appearance Spider-Man: Far From Home. “You’ve decided to grow a beard, but you have to go out in front of the entire Marvel Universe and say, ‘Do you think it’s cool if Mysterio wears a beard? You’re just not allowed to make this decision yourself, are you?” thought Stern.
“Well beard length was definitely an issue for him,” shared Gyllenhaal. “I didn’t have a lot of control over the length of the beard. The beard was already something they wanted… Look, I went in there and it’s the first day before you started and everyone’s like, “So far? Short?’ … this is absurd. “
He said, “But there was an ease, there was an ease in those movies. Even though there’s so much pressure, there’s a little bit of ease where they’re like, ‘Eh, well, the beard isn’t as good as Chris Evans’, but ‘You know, it’ll do.’”
Gyllenhaal said he felt a lot of pressure to play Mysterio
Stern mentioned how big of a deal it was to get an MCU gig. “For a career, that’s great. Being a Marvel superhero means you’ll be exposed to a completely wide audience that you wouldn’t normally even be exposed to,” he said. “But a lot of it It’s like it’s green screen time, it’s a lot of physicality and all that sort of thing. And I somehow imagine you’re like, ‘F***, this isn’t challenging for me.’ You know, ‘What am I doing here?
Gyllenhaal admitted, “It’s tough, man. That acting is tough… That world is huge and a situation that was just like that… a train that was already running. For me, usually ‘I come early and I get to play and like I have to figure it out.
“It was like, you have to get to that place. And it was a completely different craft,” the actor continued. They’re coming up with ideas, which is what’s so funny about it. They have one for the film. There’s structure, but like, if someone has a great idea, if you come up with a better idea, they’ll change — they’ll go around that idea all day. So it’s really creative.”
When the actor initially found himself overwhelmed by the pressure of being a part of the MCU, Gyllenhaal turned to Holland for support. “On the first day of shooting, I remember not being able to remember my lines,” he explained. “And I went to Tom Holland and I was like, ‘Man, help me.’ He was like, ‘It’s all good, just relax.’”
Gyllenhaal said, “And I finally did. But I guess I just put too much pressure [myself] Because I love that world… it’s me coming all the time, ‘I love Spider-Man, I love this world. I want to kill it here.’”
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