Video shows Tom Holland almost get engulfed in flames as daring photoshoot goes awry
The ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ actor narrowly avoiding a not-so-controlled fire during a photoshoot on a beach
Tom Holland has proven that his reflexes and sense of danger are just as good as his on-screen counterpart as a new video showed the ‘Spider-Man’ actor narrowly avoiding a not-so-controlled fire during a photoshoot for Man About Town.
Holland was featured in the cover story for Man About Town’s April issue. The incident came to light after behind-the-scenes videos of the photoshoot were shared online.
The clip starts with the 23-year-old being photographed while he sits on a burning chair. While the shoot reportedly did yield some impressive pictures, the fire almost scorched the actor who had to leap off the chair to save himself.
According to People, another clip (this time without any almost-mishaps) also shows Holland having fun at the beach while he poses for more pictures.
While talking to Man About Town, the English actor spoke about landing the role of Spider-Man, which he described as a childhood dream.
“I’ve been playing Spider-Man in my bedroom since I was a kid,” he said. “I grew up watching the films and I watched all the cartoons. I was kind of obsessed with him. When I walked on set for my first day it was my first day on the MCU but it was my thousandth time playing Spider-Man so I felt like I had it in the bag."
Holland also talked about his experience working with Robert Downey Jr, whose Tony Stark is a father figure to Holland’s Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, calling it a “a breath of fresh air”.
“It shows that you can be the most successful person in the industry and not be a d**k, you know?” he added.
Sharing his thoughts on the popularity of the superhero genre, the young actor suggested that the success of grand fictional worlds like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a consequence of the depressing state of the real world.
“There seem to be horrible things all over the world and these films are a really nice way to forget about the world in which we’re living, enter into this magical world, enjoy a bit of freedom and watch these people who we admire and who we look up to do good and ultimately save the day,” he explained.
Holland’s latest movie as the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, is set to release on July 2, 2019. The movie also features Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya in leading roles.