Spider-Man star Tom Holland has revealed an enthralling, if barely awkward, encounter he had with Robert Downey Jr’s stunt double upon auditioning for the position – the introduction of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.
Talking to GQ Magazine, Holland admitted that he nervously and excitedly acquired chatting to the man he thought was Downey Jr and exchanged greetings of ‘what a pleasure it was to satisfy him’ solely to grasp that it was truly his stunt double.
“I used to be clearly nervous, I imply, it might be unusual if I hadn’t been nervous. I noticed [Anthony and Joe Russo, directors] after which I noticed Downey standing there within the casting room. I went over and launched myself. However I bear in mind pondering ‘That is a bit odd. He does not appear like I might imagined him or remembered.’
“Nonetheless, I shook his hand, telling him ‘It is a pleasure to satisfy you’ saying how excited I used to be on the alternative, how a lot it means to me… After which? Nicely, then a door opens and in walks the precise Robert Downey Jr. I might been chatting up his stunt double the complete time. So, truly, I acquired my jittery, loser vibe out of the best way. After which, after I truly met Downey, I used to be somewhat extra cool and picked up.”
Reflecting on the day, Holland additionally revealed that Downey Jr gave him an important piece of recommendation that he nonetheless makes use of to at the present time.
“He took me to at least one facet and mentioned ‘I bear in mind the sensation. I have been by means of this earlier than and it’s extremely nerve-racking. Benefit from the course of and let your physique take over.’
“I used to be doing a brand new Spider-Man scene simply the opposite day and I needed to eat a bowl of cereal. And I simply could not eat a bowl of cereal like a standard particular person – I used to be too in my head. And the director, Jon [Watts], goes ‘What are you doing?’ And I used to be like ‘Sorry, I am main with my head and I would like to guide with my physique.’ So it was good recommendation. And I believe that is the piece of recommendation that acquired me the Spider-Man job in the end.”
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