The young star of the new Spiderman movie found himself in a tangled web of deceit when he enrolled in a Bronx high school to prepare for the role.
British actor Tom Holland, 20, says he spent three days incognito at the unnamed city school to help him play Peter Parker in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
“No one knew who I was or what I was doing,” Holland said in a Facebook Live Q&A session. “I had a fake name and a fake accent.”
Holland admitted that he let his secret slip to one fellow student.
“I was like ‘Hey man, listen, I’m actually Spider-Man,’” Holland recalled. “He did not believe me.”
Holland said the experience was eye-opening for a guy who went to an all-boys school where he was forced to wear a uniform.
“It was the first time that I was in a classroom with girls,” he said. “It was a really strange experience.”
While Holland did not name the school, he visited the Bronx High School of Science in February.
The school posted photos of Holland surrounded by students and identified him as a “future SpiderMan movie star.”
The film, slated to be released in July 2017, is a coming-of-age story about Parker’s life as a teenager attending a Queens high school for gifted students.
As he navigates life as an ordinary high schooler, Parker’s superhero alter-ego faces a new villain — the Vulture played by Michael Keaton.
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