“Everyone will get to a side to me that no one has ever seen before. Maybe I haven’t seen this side to me that’s about to come out,” Tom said before digging into a pile of hot wings.
He thought the concept of the show was dumb at first, but when he watched the first episode, which featured Idris Elba, he became obsessed with it.
Hot out of the gate, Tom grabs the hottest wing on accident. Luckily, he was saved by a producer from inflicting the worst kind of tastebud pain imaginable.
Tom nearly ruined his “Hot One” appearance before it started
However, the pain wasn’t far off in the distance.
“Can I say a huge thank you, because that would’ve been, we would’ve cut this well short,” he said humorously.
Tom revealed that his biggest goal is to be this generations “Marty McFly” played by Michael J. Fox in the “Back to the Future” franchise.
“The biggest inspiration for me and my biggest goal in playing Spider Man was I really wanted to be this generation’s Marty McFly. That’s up for everyone else’s opinion, but for me I’m really proud of what we did, especially my relationship between me and [Robert] Downey,” Tom explained.
Tom wants to be this generation’s Marty McFly
While eating his way through the hot wings, the actor admitted the concept of the show was a great idea, because his brain is all over the place.
It helps elicit better answers.
And you know what else helps elicit better acting? Covering up the actor’s face.
Tom revealed that not being able to rely on his facial expressions has allowed him to become a better physical actor.
“My secret weapon is that I’ll always pretend that my arms are dead, so that when I move my arms are kind of swing around so that Pete Parker’s hands are always doing the most crazy stuff,” Tom revealed. “And for me that has been a really good way of making him feel youthful while also in moments of peril and stuff like that.”
He also admitted that the Spider Man costume helps hide the remnants of a late, alcohol fueled night on the town.
The Spidey Suit helps hide a hangover
The heat got so intense that at one point Tom had to get out of his seat and take a walk around the set.
“That is the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth,” Tom said when referencing “Da Bomb” hot sauce.
Another interesting bit of information Tom revealed is that he learns his lines the day of shooting. He explained this helps keep his brain and movements as fresh as possible.