Jake Gyllenhaal got a little taste of the familiar while away from home.
The 40-year-old Oscar-nominated star posted a carousel of Instagram pictures taken on the first day of the 2021 Venice International Film Festival in the famous Italian city on Wednesday September 1st.
His first photo was a selfie showing someone in the distance standing on a bridge over one of the city’s signature canals. In the second photo, it became clear that the person in the distance was actually a street performer who happened to be dressed up as Mysterio, the comic book villain Jake portrayed in the 2019 blockbuster Spider-Man: Far From Home who also stars played Tom Holland, zendaya and Marisa Tomei.
“I met an old friend in Venezia,” Jake captioned the post humorously.
Among those who shared their joy over the chance encounter in the comment section was Josh Gad, Jake’s co-star in the 2010 drama Love & Other Drugs. “Take it. Get it out,” wrote Josh.