“Spider-Man” star Tom Holland snuck into a high school and had some hilarious new experiences
Let’s be real. After the trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered earlier this week, who didn’t watch them on repeat? The newest Spider-Man, 20-year old Brit Tom Holland, is just so darn adorable! Well, in a surprisingly fun twist, we learned that Tom Holland went “undercover” at a high school to research for his role!
That’s right, if any of you were attending school in the Bronx a year ago, you might have shared three magical days in his presence without realizing it!
So why, exactly, did Spider-Man decide to visit a NYC Public High School?
Tom Holland explained on the Spider-Man: Homecoming Facebook page that he enrolled in high school in the Bronx to have an “authentic” experience. His own experience at a school in London was vastly different.
He said, "The coolest thing I think I did for the movie was I was enrolled in a high school in New York, in the Bronx, as a secret.... It was really interesting because New York high schools are so different to schools that I went to in London. Where I went to a school where you have to wear a suit and tie and it’s all boys, and for me it was the first time that I was in a classroom with girls. It was a really strange experience, it was really fun."
Did anyone guess Tom Holland’s secret identity?
"I told one kid at the school. I was like ‘Hey man, listen, I’m actually Spider-Man.’ He did not believe me… At the time I hadn’t made the movie, so I didn’t have any pictures to show him to prove that I was Spider-Man…. No one believed me. Which is actually a good thing, because it makes me think that if Peter Parker went up in his school and was like ‘I’m Spider-Man,’ everyone would be like ‘Nah dude, no you’re not,'" Holland added.
I bet that kid feels differently now! Talk about “method” acting. Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out this summer, and we can hardly wait. Hopefully there will be more adorable interviews for us to watch!