Tom Holland 'didn't realise' he had to pay his water bill and thought it was a luxury
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Tom Holland has admitted that he 'didn’t realise' he had to pay his water bill when he moved into his own place.
The 27-year-old actor is known for playing Spider-Man in a number of hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but it seems as if some of the finer points of adult life have passed him by until recently.
And this isn’t simply another story about celebrities being out of touch with the real world, it’s more about Holland having spent the vast majority of his adult life moving around from place to place making movies.
It wasn’t until he actually stopped to settle down for a minute that he realised all of the things that come with being a self-sufficient adult.
Holland was speaking to Jay Shetty on his podcast when he revealed that he didn’t know how to take care of all the life admin that we’re all bogged down in.
He explained: "I've done so much of my growing up on the road, I needed to do a lot of growing up at home.
“Paying my water bill, paying my council tax, and sorting out my bins and all that sort of stuff that they don't teach you at school."
Yep, when you step away from the glamorous world of superhero movies – or whatever you do – it would be easy to conclude that real life is just a bit boring, really.
Now, having learned about some of the little things that make up everyday adult life, Holland can see the funny side of things.
He continued: "I think there should be a lesson at school that's called 'Life,' which is like laundry, basic cooking,
“I didn't realise you had to pay for your water. I just thought that was a luxury of living in England.
“Yeah, the water comes out the sky and then it comes out your tap.
“I was so behind on my water bill. I didn't realise, I'm up to date now. Don't worry."
Well, as long as he paid it eventually, right?
In June, Holland announced that he’s taking a bit of a break for a year following his latest role.
He starred in and produced The Crowded Room, but said that he needs some time to process after all of that.
“It was a tough time for sure,” he said.
“We were exploring certain emotions that I have definitely never experienced before, and then on top of that being a producer dealing with the day-to-day kind of problems that come with any film set just added that extra level of pressure, but I really enjoyed it.”
He’s earned a bit of a break, by the sounds of things.
Now, he’ll only have to worry about keeping up with the water bill and making sure the right bins are out on the right day.
With great power comes great responsibility as they say.