Tom Holland's Spider-Man suit struggle
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 March 2017
Tom Holland has admitted it takes him up to 45 minutes to put his Spider-Man suit on, which means he has to plan his trips to the bathroom an hour beforehand when he's on set
Tom Holland's Spider-Man suit takes 45 minutes to put on.
The 20-year-old actor admits it can be a bit challenging to get the iconic outfit on before he goes filming and he has to plan his bathroom breaks nearly an hour in advance so he knows he can take the suit off by the time he needs to go to the loo.
Asked how long it takes to put on the suit, he said: "It depends. There are different versions of the suit that we have for different means. Sometimes I have to wear a harness underneath the suit, which takes probably close to 45 minutes to put on all together. If I'm wearing no harness, it probably takes 25 minutes to put on.
"The tricky part is going to the bathroom. You have to sort of plan in advance. You have to be like, 'Look, I think I might need the toilet in 45 minutes, so we have to take this off.' Obviously, it's a very expensive suit, so you don't want it just swinging down around your ankles."
And Tom - who first played Spider-Man in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' - admits it was a bit of a "disappointment" when he first put on the suit as it was the one his stunt double had worn and it left him feeling like a "saggy, sad Spider-Man".
He added to Variety.com: "The first time I put on the suit was, I'm not going to lie, a little bit of a disappointment. I was cast as Spider-Man very late into the process of shooting 'Civil War'. They'd already been shooting on my stunt double before I had the chance to come to set, so they didn't have time to make me a suit because these suits take weeks and weeks to make, so they just decided to tailor my stunt double's suit to me. Now my stunt double was a good two or three inches taller than me and stockier than me, so the first time I ever tried it on it was kind of like a saggy, sad Spider-Man.
"But the time I tried it on for real and it fit perfectly was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. It's been my dream since I was a kid and the fact that it was coming true before my own eyes was such a crazy feeling. I was just so proud of myself and delighted with how my career had gone and where I was standing."