Tom Hollander is a British actor known for performances in “Pride & Prejudice,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “The White Lotus” and “The Night Manager,” the latter of which earned him a BAFTA Award. What he isn’t is Tom Holland, the 27-year-old superstar who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During a recent appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Hollander remembered the one time his agency mixed him up with Holland via an email, sending the Marvel star’s box office bonus was mistakenly sent to the British thespian.
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“People in the account’s department of my agency got confused. We were with the same agents briefly. And it was a terrible moment,” Hollander told Meyers with his trademark dry wit. “I went to see my friend who was doing theater in England. I sat smugly in the audience just having done a BBC show for $30,000 … the interval came and I checked my email and I got one from the agency saying, ‘Payment slip for first box office bonus for ‘The Avengers.'”
Hollander thought to himself, “I don’t think I’m in ‘The Avengers,'” but proceeded to open the email that was intended for Holland instead.
“It was an astonishing amount of money,” Hollander said. “It was not his salary. It was his first box-office bonus. Not the whole box-office bonus, the first one. And it was more money than I’d ever [seen]. It was a seven-figure sum.”
Hollander is currently making the press rounds in support of his performance as Truman Capote in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX anthology drama “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans.” While he’s familiar with the world of major Hollywood tentpoles having played Lord Cutler Beckett in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and starred in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Hollander knows he’s no Holland, who is expected to return to Marvel for a fourth “Spider-Man” movie sometime in the future.
While Marvel has remained mostly quiet on what’s next for Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Holland said at a press conference last year (via Collider) that he will only move forward with a fourth “Spider-Man” movie if the team involved can do the character justice.
“All I can say is that we have been actively engaging in conversations about what it could potentially look like for a fourth rendition of my character,” Holland told press. “Whether or not we can find a way to do justice to the character is another thing.”
“I feel very protective over Spider-Man,” the actor continued. “I feel very, very lucky that we were able to work on a franchise that got better with each movie, that got more successful with each movie, which I think is really rare, and I want to protect his legacy. So, I won’t make another one for the sake of making another one. It will have to be worth the while of the character.”
Watch Hollander’s full appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” in the video below.
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