Tom Holland, the newest actor to play Spider-Man, says he did not consult with previous Spider-Man actors such as Tobey MaGuire or Andrew Garfield about the role.
“I wasn’t in touch with them,” Holland told Variety. “They both said some really lovely things about me online. I met Andrew [Garfield] at the BAFTAs the other day. It was cool. He’s such a nice guy and we had a great chat and went our separate ways.”
Also in the interview, Holland talked about the first time he donned the Spidey suit, saying it was “a little bit of a disappointment,” but for a good reason. Because he was cast as Spider-Man after Captain America: Civil War started filming, the production team didn’t have time to make him a suit right away. So he had to wear a modified version of his stunt double’s suit, which was too big.
“So the first time I ever tried it on it was kind of like a saggy, sad Spider-Man,” Holland said.
But when Holland put on his suit, everything changed–for the better.
“The time I tried it on for real and it fit perfectly was one of the most surreal experiences of my life,” Holland said. “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.”
Also on the line of the Spider-Man costume, Holland said it can take almost 45 minutes to put it on when the harness is attached underneath. As you can imagine, this presents some problems when nature calls.
“The tricky part is going to the bathroom,” he said. “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.”
You can read the full interview here at Variety.
The next trailer for this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to premiere today, March 28. For now, you can watch a teaser right here.