Chris Hemsworth helped Tom Holland get Spider-Man role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 June 2017
Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Tom Holland asked Chris Hemsworth to help him land his dream role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tom Holland asked Chris Hemsworth to help him land the part of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 21-year-old actor turned to his 'In The Heart Of The Sea' co-star and asked for a favour, given his role as Thor in previous installments of the huge comic book blockbuster franchise.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, he revealed: "He did actually [help], he did. I sent him an email while auditioning saying sort of like, 'Hey Chris. So, I'm auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I'm amazing or something?' "

However, Tom admitted his friend joked he would speak to the team - but wouldn't put in a good word for him.

He added: "And he replied like, 'Hey mate. I'll let them know you never learn your lines and you are late all the time and you're terrible at your job.' "

Despite really pushing for the role, Tom recently admitted 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: "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."

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