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Tom Holland Broke His Computer When He Found Out He Was Spider-Man

Dominic Smithers

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Tom Holland Broke His Computer When He Found Out He Was Spider-Man

Tom Holland says he broke his computer when he found out that he was the new Spider-Man.

The actor revealed that it took over half a year of auditions and that he wasn't even sure whether he had got the part until he read it online.

Speaking to Variety, the 24-year-old said he assumed he hadn't been successful when he didn't hear back from producers.

He told the publication: "There's three stages of life changing. It's weird. The audition process was horrible. It was seven months of auditioning. I must've done six auditions, and they don't tell you anything.

"There was me and six other kids, and [Robert] Downey [Jr.] was there, so we all tested with Downey, which was crazy.

Tom Holland said he broke his computer when he found out he had got the part. Credit: Marvel
Tom Holland said he broke his computer when he found out he had got the part. Credit: Marvel

"It's the best audition I've ever done, him and I were riffing off each other. My agents told me that Marvel likes you to learn the words exactly - you can't improvise.

"And then, on the first take, Downey just completely changed the scene.

"We started riffing with each other, and I mean, to sound like a bit of a dick, I rang my mum afterward and was like, 'I think I've got it'."

But his confidence soon faded when he saw a post by Marvel on Instagram, which suggested someone else had been chosen.

He went on: "They flew us back to Atlanta, me and one other guy, and we did this scene, which was so surreal.

"By that point, it had been an amazing enough of an experience that if I hadn't got the part, I would've felt like I'd at least achieved something to get to that point.

"I went out to play golf with my dad. I lost and I was upset, and I remember going on my phone and checking Instagram, and Marvel had posted a picture of Spider-Man, of the cartoon.

Holland was over the moon when he was given the part. Credit: Marvel
Holland was over the moon when he was given the part. Credit: Marvel

"And by this point, I kind of had assumed I hadn't got it, because no one had called me.

"I got my computer, and my dog was sitting next to me. I type in 'Marvel'. I've still got the article saved on my computer. It said, 'We would like to introduce our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland'."

And that's when he lost the plot and jumped for joy.

Holland added: "I broke my computer, because I flipped it up in the air. It fell off my bed; my dog went nuts. I ran downstairs. I was telling my family, 'I got the part! I got the part!'.

"And obviously, that was right about the time when Sony had got hacked, so my brother, Harry, who's quite tech savvy, was like, 'No. There's no way that's real. They would have called you. They've been hacked'.

"And then the studio called me and gave me the news. It was so bizarre how it happened."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tom Holland, Funny, US News, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Spider-Man

Dominic Smithers
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