Tom Holland gained global fame when he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” and he’s come a long way since then. The 24-year-old British actor has starred in five total MCU films and I am going to talk about some facts you might not know about Tom Holland.
In multiple interviews, Holland has talked about how “obsessed” he was with a Janet Jackson song as a baby, which led his mom to enroll him in dance classes at a UK-based company Nifty Feet.
While at a show, he got discovered by a scout, but they told Holland he was too small to play Billy Elliott in a theater production of “Billy Elliot: The Musical.” So, he trained hard for two years, grew a bit, and got the part. As part of his training, Holland learned ballet.
In September 2008 at 12 years old, the actor made his debut as the titular character at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End.
During a 2017 interview with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” costar Jacob Batalon for Moviefone, Holland revealed that his first kiss happened with one of the girls who played Debbie in the play.
During a previous interview with Collider, Holland said that his younger brother, Paddy Holland, was personally given a much cooler prop, straight from Robert Downey Jr. — the original Iron Man mask from the first film.
In an attempt to prepare for his role as Spiderman, Holland managed to go ‘undercover’ at the New York school where only the teachers and admin staff knew his real identity. During classes, Holland would entertain himself by trying to convince the other students that he was the new Spiderman.