Tom Holland didn’t need common sense to know this was not going well.
When it comes to telling hearing horror stories, the “Spider-Man” actor says he has “quite a few” of them. While on the promotional circuit for his new movie, “Cherry,” Holland recalled that part of his audition failed behind the scenes, including his essay for the role of Finn in “Star Wars: The Force. Awakens ”.
Of course, actor John Boyega went on to make Finn a fan favorite character in the new “Star Wars” trilogy.
But Holland said he had had “four or five” auditions when it came down to it.
“I remember doing this scene with this lady, bless her, and she was just a drone. So I was doing all that, like, “We have to get back to the ship!” And she said, “Bleep, bloop bloop, bleep bloop. I just couldn’t stop laughing, ”Holland said. “I found it so funny. And I felt really bad, because she was really trying to be a convincing android or drone or whatever you call them.
Spoiler alert: he didn’t get the part.
“It wasn’t my best time,” Holland said.
The actor also spoke about losing a role in “November Criminals” to Ansel Elgort, and how his father’s advice got him through.
“He was really nice and said, ‘Son, that’s part of success. If you won every time, winning would become a loser. It’s like I can golf 4 cents every day, it would get really boring. You have to lose in order for victory to look like victory. “
Another spoiler alert: everything worked.
Although he missed out on “Star Wars,” Holland would make his debut as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016. Currently, he’s working on “Spider-Man 3,” which he called the super movie. – the most “ambitious” autonomous hero. already.
Speaking to HuffPost in 2017 about getting the role of spidey, Holland told us, “This is crazy man. I really couldn’t describe how I feel right now. It is the most surreal experience I have had. It changed my life. I’ve met some of the best friends that I’ll keep forever, and I’m so lucky, man. I am so, so lucky.
In other words, things have gone pretty well.
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