Tom Holland felt the bank-robbing was almost real while shooting his new film Cherry.
Cherry is a pretty unique experience for Spider-Man star Tom Holland, despite reuniting with the Russo brothers, who famously directed the highest-grossing movie in history, Avengers: Endgame (2019).
The star plays a retired army physician who struggles from PTSD and drug abuse, slipping into a dark pit, committing crimes to fuel his addiction.
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Discussing the bank robbery scene to fellow Marvel actor Daniel Kaluuya for Variety, Holland revealed there were times he felt he was genuinely robbing a bank during filming.
It was strange because it was such a small crew, it really did feel like I was robbing a bank. And [then] the alarm would go, and I’d be pointing the gun at this poor lady’s face, I could not shake that what I was doing was wrong.
There’s a scene that’s not in the film where I get arrested, and I’ve never been arrested before. And I was really thinking, ‘F*ck, I’m going to have to call my lawyer, and I’m going to have to figure out how to get out of this.’
The Marvel star – who is eager to play a horror movie – continued,
The thing that I didn’t do very well: I would just blow my voice out all the time. They learned very quickly that they would have to start with all the talking stuff, and at the end of the day, I’d have to shout, because I would have no voice.
The film will be stretched over 15 years and will be screened in six chapters, spanning a variety of genres and touching some very dark terrain.
It’s a major jump for Holland, but the Russos said they wanted him to play the role because they wanted his “charisma” to even out the gloom.