Tom Holland does not shy away from dangerous stunts if they will make the scenes look impressive. However, when he broke his nose on the set of his upcoming movie The Lost City of Z, it wasn’t for the film itself. It was the last day of filming in Colombia’s jungles when he injured himself “in a not very heroic way.”
Director James Gray asked for Tom’s phone to check some of his photos while filming in Colombia. He then saw a video of Tom as Spider-Man doing a back flip. Gray joked that the back flip was done through the help of CGI or other camera tricks.
Tom tried to do the maneuver to prove he was the one who did it. It was too late for Gray to stop him. The Spider-Man actor told Den of Geeks that period boots and jungles are not great combinations.
“So I stood up, I had these stupid leather boots on, I tried to do a backflip, and just broke my face. I mean, I’ve been a gymnast since I was a little kid. It’s been years since I haven’t really landed one, and I remember hitting my face on the floor and going, ‘S**t! That didn’t happen.’ I stood up, I thought I knocked my teeth out, and the makeup artist was laughing at me. And when she saw my face, it went from ‘Haha’ to ‘Oh, medic, medic!’”
He opted not to go to the hospital immediately. He insisted on filming the final scene before being sent to Bogota where he recalled a funny incident because he couldn’t understand what they were saying.
“And then I went to Bogotá with no one, they sent me to Bogotá. No one spoke English, they kept trying to pull my trousers down at one point. And I’m like, ‘No, it’s my nose, it’s my nose that’s broken!’ And they injected something in my leg, and I guess that made it better. Then I went home and got it fixed.”
It is understandable that Marvel Studios got worried that the star of their well-loved Spider-Man franchise bashed his face. The 20-year-old said that Marvel kept on asking him what happened but he merely told them that it was no big deal.
While filming for Captain America: Civil War, Tom similarly fell and injured his nose. Tom’s Instagram account also gives fans a glimpse of his dangerous hobbies when not in front of the camera.
It seems that Tom is aware that great power indeed comes with a great responsibility. He is known for his penchant for doing many Spider-Man stunts on his own. There are some which he cannot do legally, that’s why Tom is grateful that the talented doubles assisted him all throughout filming.
It’s not even the stunts Tom is worried about, but his suit. While he feels incredibly blessed that he’s the latest actor to become Spider-Man, he revealed to Digital Spy that he dislikes one thing about it.
“The suit’s not the greatest thing, but sometimes when it’s uncomfortable, you just have to remind yourself of the long list of actors that would love to be in that suit and you just go, ‘Do you know what, f**k it. I’m the luckiest kid alive.’”
His performance in Captain America: Civil War was met with positive responses even if it was only two years ago when Andrew Garfield gave life to the role. Tom will get his own spotlight in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming that will also feature Robert Downey Jr. as Iron-Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will have a July 7, 2017 premiere. The Lost City of Z, on the other hand, opens on April 21, 2017.
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