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Jake Gyllenhaal: Brits should be praised for ability to thrive in the damp

The actor filmed much of Spider-Man: Far From Home in the UK.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Mysterio in the new Spider-man film (Ian West/PA)
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Mysterio in the new Spider-man film (Ian West/PA)

Jake Gyllenhaal has said British people should be praised for their “ability to thrive” in damp weather.

The actor filmed much of his new movie Spider-Man: Far From Home in the capital and it gave him a renewed appreciation for sunshine.

He told British GQ: “What I learned from being in London is that the sun is a beautiful thing and you should appreciate it more than you know.

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“And that living in damp is an extraordinary feat and all Brits should be praised for their ability to thrive, to create the culture that they have, in such a humid environment.”

Gyllenhaal plays Mysterio in the new Marvel film, starring opposite Tom Holland, who reprises the title role.

Of bonding with Holland, the older actor said: “He has a lot of experience in these movies. I didn’t have any experience in a movie this size.

“[Marvel has created] a really specific, particular, really beautiful creative process and so I was overwhelmed in the first couple of weeks.

“[Tom] really did take me under his wing and be like, ‘This is how it is. It’s all good. Don’t freak out. I was like this too.’ And I continue to learn from him.

“He’s an incredible, physical actor and there are so many things that he could do that I could never do. He’s also just so kind, and as you notice from this interview I have not a kind bone in my body.

“So I’m slowly trying to melt my stone-cold heart and learn from him.”

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