Tom Holland Reveals The Best And Worst Days Of Shooting ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The marketing campaign for next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming officially kicked off, which means over the following months leading up to the film’s release we will get new trailers, various interviews, and tons of information about the flick. In a recent Facebook live Q&A, lead actor Tom Holland was asked to describe his best day on the set of Homecoming. He began to answer by first describing his worst day; check out what he had to say.

“The worst day was… I was doing a scene with an actor — who I won’t tell you who he is — and I was in the Spider-Man suit and it was in the very beginning of shooting, and I was in a harness and I had to stick to the ceiling. And I didn’t go to the bathroom for like eleven hours or something. Because we didn’t really figure out how to take the suit off quickly at that point. We didn’t understand how it worked. And I was in a harness. And obviously it’s hot, so I’m drinking water all the time because I’m doing exercises and running around. But, I need to go to the toilet. Yeah, I didn’t go to the bathroom for like eleven hours. And that’s an expensive suit. You do not want to wet yourself in that suit. Marvel and Sony would not be happy. So, that was the worst part of filming.”

Holland then went back to the original question, revealing that the best day wasn’t even really a day on set:

“Actually, the best day of filming was when we went to the children’s hospital. That was the best day! It made me realize that I’ve been given this opportunity to play a superhero, so I should try to be a superhero in real life.”

A later question then got the 20-year-old talking about a particular stunt scene which Holland unintentionally detailed and described as the “scariest thing [he’s] ever seen.”

“There was a few things that I couldn’t do. There was some time where they dangled, my poor stunt double under a helicopter and dunked him in a lake,” Holland said, and suddenly realized that he probably should not have said that.

“Damn it. This is live, isn’t it? Damn. So at one point Spider-Man ends up in a lake,” he continued. “I’m going to get in so much trouble now. Oh, no. Yeah. I was like, ‘Let me to it. Let me do it.” When I saw him do it and get dunked in the lake, I’m so happy I let him do that one because that was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Can you imagine? Flying under a helicopter and being dunked in a lake. I don’t get paid enough for that shit. Sorry! Again. Again. I can’t help it. I’m sorry.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, Hannibal Buress. Directed by Jon Watts, it is set to release on July 7, 2017.

Jonathan Warncke

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