Nagbabalik ang Fil-American actor na si Jacob Batalon bilang si Ned Leeds sa bagong Marvel film na
Spider-man: Far From Home.
Ang karakter niya ang best friend ni Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-man na ginagampanan ni Tom Holland.
Hindi pa rin makapaniwala si Jacob na muli siyang lalabas sa bagong Spider-man movie.
Unang napanood ang Hawaii-born actor bilang si Ned sa Spider-man: Homecoming noong 2017. Hindi nga raw inaasahan ni Jacob noon na makukuha niya ang role na Ned Leeds noong ipadala niya ang isang self-taped audition para sa "unnamed Marvel project".
“I've been extremely lucky and fortunate to find myself in this position, and it is truly a blessing.
"I'm working with really amazing people. People who like making movies and putting it our there in the universe.
"I'm living a good life with every one that I've met. This is such an experience," ani Jacob sa interview niya recently with ABS-CBN News.
At tulad raw sa movie, in real life ay best friend at kapatid ang turing ni Jacob sa gumaganap na Spider-man na si Tom Holland.
"Since the beginning, Tom and I have had this natural chemistry that sort of emulates the whole effect of friends becoming brothers, and to me he really is my brother.
"So every day on the set, we would just be having fun and playing around 24/7."
Madalas nga raw niyang biruin si Tom dahil sa paglaho ni Spider-man sa Avengers: Infinity War.
Inamin ni Jacob na imbes na malungkot siya, natawa
raw siya noong maging dust si Spider-man.
"I don’t know, I don’t want to seem like I’m heartless. It was crazy, it was sad! I felt really emotional. I guess just being on the other side of things, you don’t get as shocked as you think you would.
"So yeah, but it was a really good scene. In the theater, I was actually laughing, like really loudly, like hysterically laughing.
"All the people who were crying and upset stared and saw me, and when they started to recognize me, I turned my head away and stared at the wall. That was me watching the movie," tawa pa niya.
Nag-shoot ang Spider-man: Far From Home sa ilang bansa sa Europe tulad ng Italy (Venice), United Kingdom (London), at Czech Republic (Prague).
Naging paborito raw na lugar ni Jacob ay ang Prague.
"I definitely think Prague was the best time. It was just a really fun city. Venice was beautiful. London is just like New York. I don’t know, it’s hard to choose. I would say all of it, but definitely Prague was really fun."
Ang best scene raw para kay Jacob ay ang big scene na kinunan sa Tower Bridge in London.
"It’s really crazy when you see extras running, and you just feel like everything’s real because… Remember when we were filming on the bridge and everyone was running, and everyone thought something was happening? Like an actual event was occurring!"
Pinuri naman ni Jacob ang director ng Spider-man: Far From Home na si Jon Watts. Nagsimula si Watts bilang director ng mga independent films at naging writer and director nila ito sa Spider-man: Homecoming.
"Jon was sort of in the same boat. Spider-Man was his first huge, big budget thing and before that he had done commercials and independent films. He was on that same wavelength, feeling the pressure and
understanding that it takes a lot to make a movie – especially one that seems like a reboot, to make it stand alone from that.
"I think he’s done a good job from then until now handling the pressure of what the fans want and what we try to portray in our films. I think the difference is in his confidence. He’s definitely more sure of what he wants now."
Sa Instagram ay sunud-sunod ang post ni Jacob kasama ang cast members ng Spider-man: Far From Home.
Nilagyan niya ito ng caption na: “The whole squad mobbin’ #farfromhome #spideysquad", "We were all literally looking at different cameras #spideysquad #farfromhome" at "When your coworkers become your family"
Na-touch naman ang netizens sa isang IG photo na magkayap sila ng kanyang best friend na si Tom Holland.
"The sequel is out and honestly can’t believe we made it this far.. what a wild ride. I wouldn’t want to go through it with anyone else #to50more #farfromhome #outnow," caption pa ni Jacob.