How Tom Holland drinks while wearing his Spider-Man costume is eye-watering

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Tom Holland as Spider-Man (Credit: Sony)

Super suits might seem like a really great idea, but the reality of the matter is that they're a massive pain in the backside.

Since superhero movies immemorial, actors have struggled with outfits that give them astounding powers on screen, but astounding drudgery behind the scenes.

This is most certainly the case with Tom Holland's Tony Stark designed suit for Spider-Man, which makes basics like drinking water a tedious chore.

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Speaking about the general inconvenience, he told Entertainment Tonight: “It’s an interesting contraption to say the least.

“Basically, my eyes in my mask, they clip off, they come off, because they’re glass, and obviously the suit is fabric, and they need to clip in.

“And what I can do is I can take my left one out, and there’s a little, like, thing that I pull out, and then I put a tube, a squeezy tube, down into my mouth, and then I can drink from a bottle.”

Spider-Man: Far From Home director shared a snap of his drink hack on his Instagram - see above.

Holland didn't stop simply at water, however.

“But what I found out now is if I push the mask forward, I can now squeeze like gum and stuff, down the eye hole,” he went on.

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“I’ve had a KitKat in the suit now.”

Sounds like he actually quite enjoyed the challenge in the end. But others have been less enthusiastic.

Oscar Isaac last year recalled the abject misery of playing the supervillain Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Cheer up, Oscar (Credit: Fox)

He reckons the extent of the necessary make-up was not fully conveyed to him when he signed up, so the 'excruciating' experience of being 'encased in glue, latex, and a 40 pound suit', which had to have its own cooling system, came as a bit of a shock.

“I had to sit on a specially designed saddle, because that’s the only thing I could really sit on, and I would be rolled into a cooling tent in between takes,” he told GQ.

“And every time I moved, it was just like rubber and plastic squeaking, so everything I said had to be dubbed later as well. And then getting it off was the worst part, because they just had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours. So, that was X-Men: Apocalypse.”

See, Tom? At least there was no saddle to contend with.

Holland will be back on screen in his Spidey suit on July 2 in Spider-Man: Far From Home.