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Tom Holland Absolutely Hates Being A Celebrity

"I really am a massive fan of making movies, but I really do not like Hollywood. It is not for me. The business really scares me. I understand that I'm a part of that business and I enjoy my kind of interactions with it, but that said, I am always looking for ways to kind of remove myself from it to kind of just live as normal a life as possible."

"I've seen so many people come before me and lose themselves, and I've had friends that I've grown up with that aren't friends of mine anymore because they've lost themselves to this business."

“I just am really, really keen to focus on what makes me happy; which is my family, it’s my friends, it’s my carpentry, it’s my golf, the charity that my mom runs, like that’s the stuff that makes me really happy and that’s the stuff that I should protect. My relationship is the thing that I keep most sacred.

You’ll never see me at an award show that I don’t have to be at. I’m never going to a red carpet event that I’m not in the film of. I don’t want the attention if I don’t need it.”

Tom Holland absolutely HATES Hollywood and everything that comes with it. Spider-Man just wants to go work on his carpentry and improve his short game on the links and not have to worry about all of the extra attention. Everybody leave Spidey alone!

I'm sure a lot of the assholes reading this may jump to the: "BOO-HOO SPIDEY IS TOO FAMOUS WAAAAHHHHH" take right away, clowning Holland for his "champagne problems" here, but I actually thought that it was pretty interesting to hear an ultra-famous celebrity open up about his dislike of that world so much. I believe him too, because whenever he's not promoting a movie/show, we don't hear a peep outta him!

I think fame is even different for someone like Tom Holland, where you have a responsibility to uphold a nice squeaky clean reputation for children who view you as their hero. 

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It doesn't matter if you're having a horrible day, you can't tell an overzealous kid to fuck off - EVER. You gotta throw on a smile and do the web-shooting hands for a picture; and it's not just kids, either! EVERYONE knows and loves Spider-Man. Everyone and their mother saw Endgame. Everyone wants a piece of Spider-Man.

On top of that, Holland is dating one of the more famous actresses in the world….

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….so I doubt he could walk down the street ANYWHERE without getting mobbed at this point. Any sense of normalcy shot out the window when he was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at 19 years old - and now he's 27.

It sounds like he almost lost his twenties to fame and making the movies is the only part of his career he now enjoys. It's definitely a shame, and a bit sad to hear from one of my favorite actors, but then again - we're talking about Tom Holland….Spider-Man….and he's dating Zendaya….his MJ….so don't feel too bad. He'll be alright.

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