Spider-Man: Far From Home actor Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he and Tom Holland contrived to spoil 40 takes over the simplest of scenes during the filming of the movie.
The Marvel hit, which has already surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, was undoubtedly fun to be a part of, so it's no surprise there were lots of laughs. Sure, you kinda need to have a great sense of humor to play Peter Parker, yet some things just don't need laughing at.
Gyllenhaal spoke to Buzzfeed about the movie earlier this month and would disclose that the simple introductory scene in which he shakes hands with Tom caused them to burst into laughter every single time it was attempted, so much so, they couldn't get it right in 40 takes.
The former plays a talented, villainous illusionist named Quentin Beck (Mysterio) in the movie and, upon meeting Spider-Man in what was supposed to be a straightforward scene, just could not keep it together.
"I remember Tom and I not be able to hold - we couldn’t stop laughing when we first shake hands in the first scene when our characters meet," he told Buzzfeed Cinema Blend(transcription from ). "Every time I would come in and be like, 'Hey, how are you? I’m Quentin,' he would just start laughing - he couldn’t stop. And so we both - 40 takes, we couldn’t get it. In the movie, Jon Watts uses a millisecond of the shot because he couldn’t get anything usable."
Jeez, how difficult can it be to say hello over a handshake when you're a pair of experienced actors? That they couldn't keep the laughter inside is amazing as it is hilarious and it appears that the director had to just give up and go with whatever he could use.
The movie itself turned out to be pretty awesome, despite the total lack of professionalism from the stars (we're kidding, of course). We're also willing to bet that, if you read this before watching the movie, you're going to laugh when you see Packer and Beck meet up too.