Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr., the dynamic duo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, share a close relationship both on-screen and off-screen. Best known for their roles as Spider-Man and Iron Man respectively, the actors have formed a true friendship that extends beyond the realm of superheroes. Their cordial behavior is evident in interviews, social media posts and public appearances, showcasing a guru-teacher relationship that developed into a strong friendship.
Tom Holland mistakes the stunt double for Robert Downey Jr.
In 2017, when Spider-Man was all the rage, Tom Holland opened up about accidentally interacting with Robert Downey Jr.’s stunt double instead of the real thing during a Spider-Man screen test on Late Night with Seth Meyers. When the host questioned Holland on the screen test, the actor detailed what really happened. He said, “I was in Atlanta for my first screen test and they told us 25 minutes in advance that Robert would come with us and audition. Literally on cue the helicopter flew down and Robert came out, and arrived for his audition.
He continued, “So I go into this room to audition and I see Robert Downey Jr. I walk up to him, I shake his hand, go, ‘Nice to meet you,’ and I’m starting to get nervous. I It’s like, ‘Oh my God, Robert Downey Jr.,'” as the audience started laughing.
“I saw him face to face and there was something different about you in person. Do they do something to your face for the camera, you don’t look the same. And then Robert came in and I realized I’d been talking to his stunt double the whole time. “So I got over my nervousness with Glenn and then met with Robert,” Holland concluded.
Tom Holland in dance classes
During the conversation, Meyers questioned Holland on his dance moves and asked if he “took dance lessons when he was a kid.” Holland said, “Yeah, that’s my mom. I have to credit my mother for everything. When I was a kid, this was a Janet Jackson song I was crazy about. And she said, ‘Oh, my kid can dance’, and then she sent me to Saturday school.’ So I used to go to this school called ‘Nifty Feet’, which sucked.
He concluded, “So I went every Saturday and I was seen at one of the shows that Billy does every year to audition. “I was told I was too young, but to keep training, after two years, I was training every day and finally I got the part and here I am today.”
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