Dec 12, 2016
Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the latest and upcoming superhero movie 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', had to pretend to be a new student at Bronx High School of Science to prepare for the role.
The 20-year-old actor revealed his undercover operation in a recent Facebook Live session, where he said, 'The coolest thing I think I did for the movie was I was enrolled in a high school in New York City, in the Bronx, as a secret.'
'No one knew who I was or what I was doing. I had a fake name, a fake accent. I went to school for three days, I think. It was really fun,' he revealed.
Apparently Holland found New York high schools 'really interesting' because they were 'so different' than those schools he went to in London.
'When I went to school, you had to wear a suit and tie and it's all boys and for me, it was the first time I was in a classroom with girls. It was like a really strange experience. It was really fun,' he shared.
Holland did not keep his secret for long, but naturally, the school kids failed to believe him.
'I told one kid at the school, I was like, 'Hey man, I'm actually Spider-Man.' He did not believe me, was like, 'What? No.' I said, 'No, seriously, I'm Spider-Man. Like, no joke. Like, let's not mess around anymore. I'm Spider-Man.' He's like, 'I don't believe you,'' Holland said.
'And at the time, I hadn't made the movie so I didn't have any pictures to show him, to prove that I was Spider-Man. And he did not believe me at all,' he sighed.
Another girl seemed highly suspicious of him from the start.
'She was sitting next to me and she was like, 'What's your deal, man? Like, why are you at our school? Like, this is a science school, you can't just enroll, you have to come from the beginning,'' Holland said.
'And I was like, 'Oh, well, I have a secret. I have a secret.' And she was like, 'What? This guy's a freak.
Like, what the hell? ...and then I started doing an English accent...'I'm actually Spider-Man.' And she was like, 'Dude, you're nuts. You are literally the craziest guy I've ever met in my life,'' he added.
Also starring Robert Downy Junior, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is set for release on July 7.