Tom Holland has achieved worldwide fame thanks to his role as Peter Parker. But that is not what established him as an actor who could play roles with intense emotions.
The emotional and intense actor
Cherry is a small independent movie that stars Holland as the main lead directed by the Russo brothers. Yeah, how can that be simple with these people’s names attached to it, right?
Anyway, Holland got everyone’s attention in 2012, JA Bayona‘s The Impossible when he played the role of a child caught up with his family in the Tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004.
This is the first time Holland established himself as a serious actor who could play dramatic and intense roles. With Cherry, he has gone to new levels of acting.
The Avengers Connection
According to Holland, he was approached by the Russo Brothers when they were filming Endgame to do this movie. “They said they were making this smaller, independent film, and they would like me to play the lead. That was all they told me,”
In Cherry, Holland plays a PTSD stricken veteran who depends on drugs to get on in life. Holland has to reduce a lot of weight when he shot the veteran’s scenes after the drug habit started and then put on a lot of weight back when he was shooting for the scenes before the PTSD.
This was indeed an uncharted territory for Holland, and the Spider-Man 3’s Producer had to pull Holland out and ask him to walk and behave like a boy. Uncharted saw Holland playing Nathan Drake, who is rather swaggy and confident in his ways.
But the role of Peter Parker is about a teenager who could shoot webs and climb buildings, also the one who is completely shy and introverted. Apparently, Holland brought in his swaggy confidence Nathan Drake had to the set of Spider-Man 3.
The Producer had to pull him out and show him what was wrong with the scene. “I was doing this scene [on the new film] where I’m walking into this building, and there is this cool cinematic shot pushing in behind me and [Producer] Amy Pascal took me aside and said, ‘Why are you walking like that? You’re walking like a man; you need to walk like a boy, I went back and watched the monitor, and I could see I was walking with a swagger and confidence. Jon Watts (the director) was like, ‘It’s fine, it’s Nathan Drake. We’ll iron him out and get Peter Parker back.’”
Tom Holland is a natural, and we know he would’ve gotten back into his role by now and that he will deliver us an excellent movie as expected.