January 26, 2022

EXCLUDED – Tom Holland: “My dyslexia caused me big problems at school”

Featured at Spider-Man : no way home, in theaters Wednesday, December 15, Tom Holland keeps his head on his shoulders and uses his notoriety to support charity. A beautiful philosophy of life for a young boy of only 25 years old. Encounter.

Tom Holland dons the Spider-Man costume for his third Spider-Man. A role that propelled him into the limelight and that changed his life. In Spider-Man : No way home, in theaters on Wednesday, December 15, the 25-year-old actor reunites with Zendaya, whose life he shares. Each of their appearance on the red carpet causes a sensation, as during the presentation of the last Ballon d’Or. Tom Holland remains discreet about his private life, but he confided in Gala on Spider-Man’s impact, fame and the trials he went through when he was young.

GALA: Since taking on the role of Spider-Man on the big screen, how have you been handling your global success and feeling good about yourself?

TOM HOLLAND : I try to take care of my mind. I think people underestimate how closely your mental health relates to your physical health. If I can give them a piece of advice: be confident and surround yourself with people who will push you, but also reward you if you deserve it. And then I like to play sports, to be in good shape, but also to be accompanied by people who like the same things in life.

GALA: When you’re young like you, what are the good sides of being famous?

T.H. : Frankly, I believe it is the opportunity to give to others. By far the most rewarding thing I have done in my career is the charitable work that my family and I do. I think when you are in my shoes you are put on a pedestal. You are then faced with two options: either you choose to use this power for your own interests, or you decide to benefit others. I chose the second option. We decided to use it to help charity by raising as much money as possible. I hope we can continue. It allows me to continue to grow and become the person I want, that is to say a good man.


GALA: Did you go through difficult times in your childhood before reaching notoriety?

T.H. : Indeed, I experienced complex moments during my childhood and, more particularly, when I was in school. My dyslexia was a big problem for me at school because I had a really hard time keeping up. Now the only thing I have to do is read scripts and then write thank you letters after making a movie. Some of the most creative minds in history were dyslexic. This is sometimes a disadvantage, but also an advantage in certain circumstances. I am the proof that one can succeed in spite of problems.

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