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Fans believe actor Tom Holland has managed to ‘manifest his entire life', after past interviews resurfaced to prove he's managed to turn a number of dreams into reality.
Holland, 25, began his acting career in the West End, having starred in Billy Elliot the Musical from 2008 and 2010, before going on to land a handful of film roles – the biggest being 2012 disaster film The Impossible, in which he starred alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
But it’s his turn as Spider-Man that’s seen him shoot to international fame, having now featured as the web-slinger in six Marvel films, including the latest, Spider-Man: No Way Home.
I aim to manifest in life the way Tom Holland manifested Spider-Man.— 🌙THE CHOSEN RAY 🌙 (@raysheldawn93) December 16, 2021
tom holland really manifested his entire life— nzyia (@nxyiaa) December 17, 2021
And it turns out Holland had been dreaming of donning the red and blue spandex for some time.
Speaking to press on the red carpet at the Empire Awards a few years back, Holland spoke about the kind of roles he hoped to take on in the future, having starred in 2012 disaster film The Impossible alongside Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor at the time.
“Something that has a bit of action, or a bit of comedy,” he said.
“Maybe something that’s less serious than The Impossible, something a bit more jokey."
When asked if he fancied playing a superhero, Holland replied without a beat: “Oh, yeah! Yeah, yeah, yeah. I don’t know, what superhero would I want to play? Maybe Spider-Man in, like, 10 years’ time...
“The reboot of the reboot, if they made one.”
And, of course, they did - in turn ticking off another of Holland’s bucket list dreams when Jake Gyllenhaal was added to the franchise's cast as Mysterio.
It’s a name that Holland had previously mentioned when reporters asked him who he’d like to work with, as he explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, when he said: "If you look at any interview I've ever done prior to this movie and someone asked me, 'Who would you work with if you could work with any actor?' I would've said Jake Gyllenhaal.
"And when I found out it was him, I was stoked, but also really nervous. But Jake absolutely was more than I ever could have expected."
Spider-Man aside, Holland has also spoken about his love for a particular video game, which has since been adapted into a film that he stars in.
Replying to fans’ questions via IGN’s Instagram back in 2017, Holland said: “My favourite video game is this little game called Uncharted, that’s my favourite game.”
The forthcoming adventure flick is due for release early next year, completing the circle nicely.
Many fans also believe that he ‘manifested’ his relationship with Zendaya, having found a clip from an old interview where he referred to her as his ‘first celebrity crush’.
tom holland has literally manifested getting with his celebrity crush, playing his dream role of his favorite superhero, and being in a movie that has to do with his favorite childhood game. when can all the things i’ve manifested come into my life already— karla! εїз SAW NWH! (@honestpatience) December 22, 2021
However, it turns out he was only having a bit of a laugh while promoting 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which he starred alongside his now-girlfriend.
In the interview with PopBuzz, Holland was asked: “Who was your first ever celebrity crush?”
“Um... Zendaya,” he joked, before quickly adding: “No, it wasn’t Zendaya!”
He continued: “No, my first celebrity crush growing up was probably Jennifer Aniston.”
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