'White Lotus' star Tom Hollander says he mistakenly got sent Tom Holland's 'Avengers' bonus paycheck: 'It was a 7-figure sum'

A composite image of Tom Hollander and Tom Holland.
Tom Hollander as Quentin in "The White Lotus," and Tom Holland as Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."HBO/Marvel Studios/Sony
  • The "White Lotus" star Tom Hollander said he was mistakenly sent a paycheck meant for Tom Holland.

  • The British actors were briefly signed to the same talent agency.

  • Hollander said the Marvel check was for "an astonishing amount of money."

The "White Lotus" star Tom Hollander said he mistakenly got sent an "Avengers" paycheck meant for Tom Holland when they were signed to the same talent agency.

Although the British actors share a similar name, they couldn't be more different. Hollander is best known for his roles in "Pride & Prejudice," the Emmy award-winning thriller "The Night Manager," and, of course, "The White Lotus." Holland, meanwhile, is best known as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On Monday's episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Hollander said that people would often get the pair mixed up and that he'd been introduced to people expecting to meet Spider-Man.

Hollander said even his own talent agency confused him for Holland.

"People in the accounts department of my agency got confused. We were with the same agency, briefly," the actor said.

Hollander said the mishap happened while he was watching a friend perform a Chekhov play.

"I sat smugly in the audience, having just done a BBC show for 30 grand or something, which was going to get me through the next year or so," he said.

The actor said he checked his email during the interval and discovered the mix-up.

"I got an email from the agency saying, 'Payment advice slip: your first box-office bonus for "The Avengers,"'" Hollander said.

"And I thought, 'I don't think I'm in "The Avengers."' It was an astonishing amount of money," he added.

The British star said he was further stunned that the check wasn't even for Holland's negotiated salary — but a bonus payment based on the movie's success.

"It was not his salary; it was his first box-office bonus. Not the whole box office, the first one," said Hollander. "It was more money than I've ever… It was a 7-figure sum. He was 20 or something."

"So my feeling of smugness disappeared very quickly. But that's showbiz," Hollander added.

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