October 27, 2016

Tom Holland’s superhero advice

Tom Holland

Tom Holland was told not to let playing Spider-Man “affect” him by Chris Hemsworth.

The 20-year-old actor received a “really lovely” email from his ‘Heart of the Sea’ co-star – who is known for playing Thor in the Marvel universe – after he landed the role of the superhero and is doing his best to take the Australian hunk’s advice.

He said: “Once I got cast he sent me a really lovely email about just make sure you keep your feet on the ground and you don’t let this affect you.

“You keep your family and your friends close and, and that’s exactly what I’ve done.”

And Chris isn’t the only Marvel star to have advised Tom – who made his Spider-Man debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War – as he also received some tips from ‘Iron Man’ actor Robert Downey Jr. when he screen-tested with him for the coveted role.

Tom told E! News: “As you can imagine I was pretty terrified and he came up to me and said, ‘Look, I felt exactly the same as you did when I did my test for Iron Man but just relax, let your body take over and, and if it’s meant to be it’ll happen.’ ”

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ started shooting two weeks ago and while the British actor is enjoying doing his own stunts, he admits it’s also quite terrifying.

He said: “I’ve been scared, for sure. I can’t tell you what the stunt was because it’ll give something away but I basically had to nose dive like thirty-feet or something like that and, and it was really fun but it’s that moment when they’re like three, two, one that you’re like, ‘Ahhh.’ But it was awesome.”

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