Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal have been travelling the world promoting their upcoming movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home and after a glorious time in Mexico, where their bromance only grew stronger, they headed to China (Jake’s first time) and while they bonded even more, things did get a little competitive between the actors.
Holland was on The Late Show on Monday and told host Stephen Colbert about something dreadful that happened earlier this month: Gyllenhaal asked him to go to the gym. Sure, it doesn’t seem too terrible but Tom didn’t want to go “because Jake Gyllenhaal is ripped—and I’m really competitive.” And since Holland, 23, isn’t one to back out of anything remotely resembling a competition, he may have also figured he would be able to outlast Gyllenhaal, 38. Boy, was he wrong.
After doing some abs and legs work, Jake asked Tom to hop on the treadmills “and warm up.” Unfortunately for Tom, arguably the most adorable storyteller you’ll ever witness, he thought the exercises they had already done was the warm-up. But Gyllenhaal insisted they add in a “quick mile.” And Holland, being young and foolish, upped the challenge to two miles, which he quickly regretted. Two minutes in, Tom admitted he was cramping up and “wishing everything was over” but was determined to best Jake. And that’s when things really got dicey.
In a perfect Jake Gyllenhaal impersonation, Tom recalled what his co-star then said: “‘Tom, this is too easy, lets up the incline.'” Of course the kid agreed, and not only upped the miles to four, but conceded to increasing the incline yet again. Holland obviously regretted every minute of it because going into interviews later that day, the actor admitted he couldn’t walk. “I’m sitting there and a journalist goes, ‘What’s wrong with you?'” to which Tom replied, “Well, I do all of my own stunts.” (He doesn’t but Tom wasn’t about to admit defeat.)
Thankfully for one fan, Holland was back in fighting form in New York this week. While the actor was signing autographs, things got a little chaotic and one girl began to suffer a panic attack. Tom witnessed the entire thing and came to her rescue, threatening the people around her to stop pushing her, or else he would put an end to the autograph signing and everyone would have to go home.
The fan, named Cass, tweeted a video showing the world that while Tom may be your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man on-screen, he’s also a superhero in real life.
“It’s okay I got you I got you” @TomHolland1996 🙃
This was absolutely INSANE and should NEVER happen….my neck was literally against the barricade with 30 grown men behind me pushing…. ridiculous how people act like you’re not only endangering fans safety but Toms as well🤯 pic.twitter.com/uey9VVMfBJ
— cass ◟̽◞̽ (@NamelessCass) June 24, 2019