We’re falling in love with Tom Holland! The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ star is taking the world by storm and making girls everywhere swoon! With his bright smile and British accent, you can’t help but love Tom.
While we have only seen Tom Holland’s portrayal of Marvel’s most popular superhero in a cameo in Captain America: Civil War and trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming so far, he’s already our favourite Spidey yet! The rising British star has Peter’s charm, sense of humour and wide-eyed optimism down pat, and we can’t wait to see what he can do in his first solo film on July 7!
Here are 10 Things we love about Tom Holland!
10. He’s super stylish!
He is effortlessly stylish and fashionable. He rocks even in Hello Kitty pajamas We love his charming goofiness.
9. He loves dogs!
He likes nothing more than facetiming with his cute dog Tessa, who features a lot on his instagram and twitter feeds. He was giving her a bath just before Marvel announced him as the new Peter Packer. He even took his beloved pet dog to the photo call of his new movie ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ in London.
8. He’s a Rising Star!
Tom was absolutely perfect in Captain America: Civil War, and proved his brilliance wasn’t just a fluke by putting on another great performance in In The Heart of The Sea. The BAFTA took notice of his talent this month, and gave Tom 2017’s Rising Star Award!
7. He’s loved Spidey since he was a little kid!
“I feel like I’ve been playing Spider-Man in my bedroom since I was five”, Tom said on his interview with Seth Meyers. Thank you Tom’s Mum for keeping this one! Once, he mistakenly dressed up as Spider-Man to what he thought was going to be a costume party; “I felt like such an idiot. But that said, I rocked it all night!”.
6. He can do some serious acrobatic stunts!
Tom has a basic training in gymnastics and a dance background, which has helped him acquire some serious flexibility and control over his body.
5. He revealed how Spider-Man goes to bathroom..or not..
How does Spider-Man go to the bathroom? Tom Holland finally answered the lingering question in Facebook Live Q&A – Spidey just doesn’t pee! “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,” said Tom of his self-described worst day on set. Poor Spider-Man!
4. Abs. Need we say more?
Thanks to his love for dance, gymnastic, basketball and other recreational sports, Tom has always had a pretty good body. Though he amped up his training to assume the superhero’s body. He explains his “electrifying” workout on Facebook Live: “I went to this gym yesterday where they strap electric belts on you and you do exercise whilst being electrocuted. It’s a really strange experience. It’s like a dull tingling, but I’m definitely feeling it today. I have to do 20 minutes once a week.”
3. He’s as great of a friend in real life as Peter is in the comics
Any fan of Tom Holland knows about his best friend, Harrison Osterfield. Tom and Harrison do pretty much everything together—Harrison is Tom’s roommate, his frequent red carpet date and his workout partner. When Tom got cast as Spider-Man, he hired his buddy to be his personal assistant, to make sure he stayed grounded and that Hollywood couldn’t change who he was inside. How sweet is that?!
2. He’s making sure to do his research for the films
Tom secretly enrolled in a New York City high school for three days using a fake name and a fake accent so he could grasp everything Peter would be going through at Midtown High.
“It was really interesting because New York high schools are so different than the schools that I went to in London,” he said on Facebook Live. “When I went to school, you had to wear a suit and tie and it’s all boys and for me, it was the first time I was in a classroom with girls. It was like a really strange experience. It was really fun.”
1. He’s also a really great person!
Tom visited a New York City Children’s Hospital, while filming Spider-Man : Homecoming spending time with his youngest fans. Kids loved playing with Spidey! He is not only funny, acrobatic but also a down-to-earth guy and a genuinely good person. The perfect Peter Parker!