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Tom Holland and Zendaya talk MCU movie debuts and avoiding internet trolls.
“Venom” lands in US cinemas November 2, following his turn as Spider-Man in “Avengers: Infinity War.” “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will return Holland to the franchise next summer.
In January, Holland became the first British actor to lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Why do the actors take selfies with the fans and avoid the press?
Wearing a black T-shirt and denim shorts, Zendaya admitted, “I don’t like to talk about myself.”
She did admit, though, that it is “not easy to go from being someone who likes to be really private, to suddenly going to be at an event.”
Asked if she was able to avoid the internet trolls, she said, “I do get harassed and called names all the time online.”
The 21-year-old singer replied: “As much as it doesn’t bother me, it’s weird to know that it’s going on 24/7.”
She added, “I can handle people throwing some hate my way, but I’m at a point where it seems like everyone wants to have an opinion of what I’m doing and how I feel.”
Wearing a sleeveless jacket, Holland explained that, like other actors in Hollywood, he and his fellow stars are faced with a complex balancing act between being “super present and super present” and being open about their personal lives.
“We just try to be super present as actors and try to make sure that we are able to engage with everything in a private way.”
Holland added that he and his co-stars even take extra precautions to ensure the time is spent with fans stays private.
“We have relationships with our fans but also we’re not going to be forced to do stuff that we wouldn’t do.”
He added, “People don’t know who we are. There’s no way of letting them know who we are without misrepresenting ourselves.”
The candid interviews came as the promotional tour for “Venom” continued around the world.
Alongside co-star Woody Harrelson, Holland recently attended the Toronto International Film Festival and London premiere.
British actor Tom Holland performs at Glastonbury Festival in the UK. Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The role of Spider-Man is a big one for the British-American actor.
“I’ve never acted as a comic book character before.
“Having a kid in a spider costume is a little bit bizarre.”
As far as his future, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” does not yet have a release date, and there is no word on whether Holland will be returning to the role in the “Avengers 4” sequel.