It was a challenge for Jake Gyllenhaal to play Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio, in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Tom Holland even had to support Jake Gyllenhaal during filming due to the anxiety that overcame him.
Talking with Howard Stern, Gyllenhaal said that when he started acting in the film, he constantly forgot lines.
This week the Oscar-nominated actor called the film “a completely different craft” and explained that scenes can change at any moment if, for example, someone comes up with a better idea for a line.
Gyllenhaal said he was nervous on his first day on set, which he said shocked both himself and the actors he worked with.
“I was freaking out,” the actor said. “It was a scene with [Samuel L.] Jackson, Tom … there were a number of actors in that scene. And I remember not being able to remember my lines. I was the wooden board. And they were like, ‘Whoa.’ And I went up to Tom Holland and was like, ‘Dude, help me out.’ He’s like, ‘It’s all good, man. Just relax.’ It was like he was me in so many situations. And I finally did. I just put a lot of pressure on [myself] because I love that world.”
Also, Gyllenhaal went on to say that he tried to reassure those around him on set that his nerves would pass.
“I had to walk up and be like, “Look man, I just came off-Broadway doing a one-man show for an hour and a half onstage, so I got this. Please, believe me.”
Eventually, he says, his nerves eased and he found his way on set.