Jake Gyllenhaal appeared on Monday’s edition of Global‘s “The Late Show” to promote his new Broadway play “Sea Wall/A Life”, prompting host Stephen Colbert to ask him if he gets nervous before stepping on stage.
“Yes, but it’s not as nerve-racking as it was before, which is a strange feeling,” Gyllenhaal responded. “There’s the weird feeling when you step out on stage and you’re not nervous. And it’s not good.”
What Colbert really wanted to know about, however, is Gyllenhaal’s bromance with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” co-star Tom Holland.
“He’s really enjoying touring with you in support of ‘Spider-Man’,” Colbert pointed out before showing a clip of Holland’s recent “Late Show” appearance, which featured a photo of Gyllenhaal staring beatifically at Holland during a press interview.
Colbert also asked Gyllenhaal about being a part of a Marvel Studios press tour, given that “these are the biggest movies in the world right now.”
“Normal press tours are, like, incredible, a lot of them. But Marvel is like a four-hand massage,” he explained, leading Colbert to quip, “I think the owner of the Patriots did that.”