Tom Holland's Undercover High School Experience Almost Didn't Work Out!

Tom Holland's Undercover High School Experience Almost Didn't Work Out!

Tom Holland went undercover at a New York City high school to prepare for his role in Spider-Man but his plan was almost foiled!

The 21-year-old actor shadowed senior at Arun Bishop at the highly competitive Bronx High School of Science and he’s now opening up about the experience!

“What Marvel wanted was just to get the experience of a typical STEM high schooler’s life. They didn’t want me to do anything special – just walk through the day as I would any other day,” Arun explained to Business Insider.

He added that in order to make it believable, Tom used a fake name, an American accent and claimed to be Arun‘s visiting cousin. The mission was kept under wraps so only a few administrators knew!

But on the first day, the plan was almost ruined when Tom‘s fake student ID didn’t work and security was called!

Thankfully, it worked out and Tom headed to Arun‘s classes which included AP physics, AP calculus AB, AP English literature and AP microeconomics.

By the second day, things had gotten a little boring for Tom so he decided to break character and let some students know he was going to be in Spider-Man.

“Most of them wouldn’t believe him at all. Because that just doesn’t make sense, right?
Why, at Bronx Science, would there be an actor who’s been shadowing me for a day and a half?” Arun explained.

Despite the student’s disbelief, Tom wrapped up his mission and headed off to film Spider-Man.

Check out what Tom had to say about the experience below…

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