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Tom Holland's mom called Sony to request more 'Spider-Man' bathroom breaks for her son
It's not easy being a Marvel superhero with a full bladder.
It's not easy being an A-list Marvel superhero with a full bladder. Look, even folks with spider-powers need to pee sometimes. During a recent guest appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Tom Holland discussed how it's not easy to use the restroom while in the full Spider-Man suit. “I just hold it," he said, going on to recount how his own mother called up Sony Pictures to complain about her son not being able to relieve himself during the lengthy shoot days for Homecoming.
"I remember we were shooting this sequence on the Washington Monument and I was in the suit for days at a time [for] 11 hours. And I was young, so I wanted to impress the studio, I didn’t want them to think that I needed breaks," Holland recalled. "I remember calling my mom up on our daily phone call. I was like, ‘Mom, I’m really struggling. I’m working every day and because I wear this suit, I can’t go to the bathroom.’ Two days later, the producer came up to me and was like, ‘How are your kidneys?’ I was like, ‘My kidneys are fine…why are you asking?’ He’s like, ‘Well, your mom called us and…’” My mom called up the biggest studio in the world and was like, ‘GIVE MY SON TOILET BREAKS!’”
You can watch the full moment below:
We already heard just how difficult it is to urinate with Holland's Spidey suit thanks to Andrew Garfield, who returned to the Marvel Universe alongside Tobey Maguire for No Way Home. The Amazing Spider-Man may not have gotten a full trilogy, but what he lacked in a third movie, he made up for in convenient costume openings.
"There was talk about going to the bathroom and, you know, padding around the package," Garfield said in January. "We talked about what worked for each of us. Tom was jealous because I have little zippers in my suit that I can get my hands out of very easily. To work his phone, he had to use his nose because he couldn’t access his hands."
During his conversation with Kelly and Ryan, Holland described the Peter Parker reunion as "an interesting experience" that made him quite nervous. "When you play a character like Spider-Man for such a long period of time, you do have a certain sense of ownership over the character. Tobey, Andrew, and I all have equal rights to the Spider-Man mantle and I was just very nervous that we wouldn't get along. We didn't know each other particularly well before the film and I'm delighted to say that when we finally got together and we were on set and we were all in our suits, it was like we were brothers separated at birth. Because we've all been through something that's so unique."
Spider-Man: No Way Home is still playing in theaters everywhere.