A few weeks ago “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland visited a local Atlanta Children’s hospital during a break from filming the Marvel and Sony comic book feature. Decked out in his costume, numerous photos went up from the visit on various social media channels.
Today, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has released a video of the visit during which he popped into the recording booth for an interview alongside co-star Jacob Batalon. Talking about taking on the role, Holland says:
“Spider-Man has always been a huge part of my life. I love the movies. I love the comics. And I always just wanted to be Spider-man. I could have never imagined this would become a reality. I love what I do so much. When I’m on set, I don’t really think about what an audience is going to think about a scene. I’m just thinking about how I can make it best. And how I can enjoy myself most. This is such a great process. Being on a film set, you are always around such fantastic people. And I feel like I’ve been lucky. I feel like I’ve worked with the best of the best.”
Holland talks about the suit he’s worn to the hospital and revealed around twenty costumes had to be created for the feature.
“I break them quite a lot because I have to do a lot of stunts – flips and stuff – so they rip…We have like twenty suits, I think, that we alternate, and this is actually what we would call a beauty suit, which means it is like picture ready, and then we have a stunt suit, which isn’t as nice as this one.”
The production has required a number of night shoots recently and he discussed that challenge:
“Best thing about shooting in Atlanta at night is that it’s not as hot as it is during the day. You just have to try and stay up as late as you can the day before, then try to sleep all day. In my bedroom, I didn’t really have any curtains. So I would try to go to sleep in the middle of the day, and it would just be daytime. So I didn’t really sleep for the first two weeks.”
Shooting will continue in Atlanta into the Fall ahead of the film’s release July 2017.