11 Facts About Spider-Man: No Way Home Actor, Tom Holland

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  • Spider-Man is back in full swing with the new movie Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film’s star, Tom Holland, has been getting a lot of attention since he was first cast as Spider-man/Peter Parker in 2015. But what else do we know about the newest actor to take on the role? Here are some facts about Tom Holland you might not have known.

    1. He is very musically talented

    While Holland loves to act, he’s also very passionate about playing the guitar. “Playing music really helps me escape whatever drama is going on in filming,” Holland shared in an interview with Teen Vogue. His love for music first was sparked by his father’s passion for music and extensive record collection. At only 13, he began learning to play guitar by listening to Muddy Waters records, LPs, and CDs.

    2. He and Zendaya are dating in real life

    The famous on-screen couple started dating in real life as well! The new couple first confirmed their romance to the public after being seen sharing a kiss in July. Tom and Zendaya dating each other made their fans quite happy since it was something they have been longing for ever since the premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

    3. He got bullied for doing ballet

    He grew up loving dance. Despite his acting career, Holland was very into dance while he was growing up. When Holland was a kid, he trained as a ballet dancer for 2 and a half years for “Billy Elliot: The Musical.” In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that he got bullied by other school kids for being a dancer and almost quit dancing. Luckily for Holland, the acting bug hit him and he decided to stick with it.

    4. He found out about his Spider-Man role via Instagram

    After waiting for six weeks to figure out if he got the role of Spider-Man, he finally saw on Instagram a post by Marvel saying “Go to our website to find out who the new Spider-Man is.” He told Ellen DeGeneres that he just started screaming and crying.

    5. He got the role of Spider-Man at 19

    Tom Holland made his Spider-Man debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming at the age of 19. He then continued to play Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Out of the many Peter Parkers before him, many believe that Holland is the finest film portrayal of the famous superhero of all time. Try to contact the agent of Tom Holland if you have any questions.

    6. His favorite MCU movie is Iron Man

    Holland has revealed that his favorite MCU movie of all time is Iron Man. In an interview, the British actor said “Iron Man is one of the greatest superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect person to play that role. No one ever in the history of movies should ever try and play Tony Stark ever again.”

    7. He has an underfoot Spider-Man tattoo

    The British actor has a spider logo tattoo on his underfoot. He revealed his tattoo for the whole fans to see during the Spider-Man: Homecoming promotion in 2017. Holland advised against having tattooed on the bottom of one’s foot since it “hurt so much.” The tattoo was done by the famous and talented artist, Keith ‘Bang Bang’ McCurdy.

    8. He had a tendency to keep spoiling movies

    Holland has a habit of revealing important plot pieces, which has been a huge issue given how closely Marvel guards the movie materials. His coworker, Benedict Cumberbatch said that interviewing the younger celebrity also feels like “chaperoning”. In addition, The Russo brothers stopped providing Holland with the whole script of the movie, instead, he only got his lines. His fellow co-stars have labeled him the “least trustworthy” member of the team.

    9. He is the third actor to play Spider-Man in a film

    The British actor is the third person to portray Peter Parker on the big screen. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were the first and second respectively, both lovingly called Spidey by their fans. Holland has since become widely known for his portrayal of the most loved superhero in spite of playing him for just under 5 years.

    10. He is the youngest Avenger

    Holland became the youngest Avenger to join the MCU as Spider-Man. This is even more impressive since Iron Man has been playing for almost a decade now. Holland beat out his predecessors, Maguire and Garfield by several years. He was 19 years old when he joined MCU, while Maguire was 26 and Garfield was 27. The two-time Oscar nominee doesn’t even look like he’s out of his teens and has done a great job of portraying the friendly neighborhood superhero.

    11. Tom Holland wore his suit most of the time

    Holland can’t easily put on his Spider-Man suit. The actor has said that he wore the costume around 80% of the time. “During the last five weeks of shooting Spider-Man: No Way Home, I wore the Spider-Man suit every single day, all day. There were no other costumes.”

     

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