Anyone who is a diehard fan of the young star, Tom Holland, knows that the finesse and genuineness with which he plays the part of the webbed slinger in the Marvel movies, he brings the same to his other, more creatively mature and demanding roles. We have already seen how he can take a complete 360-degree turn in his expressions, acting, and body language in the recently released The Devil All The Time and his upcoming Cherry is all set to prove again that he can win hearts even when he is not the friendly neighbourhood Spider-man.
With Cherry, Tom Holland will be playing yet another unique character
Cherry, which is all set to be released across theatres on 26th February 2021 and on Apple TV+ on 12th March 2021, is yet another gem of a role that Tom Holland choose for himself. Thought the film has been directed by the Avengers’ directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the story of the film is poles apart from the world of the MCU.
In Cherry, Tom Holland will be seen as a young Army medic who comes home years after serving in the war and is now haunted by its memories. He is struggling with PTSD and thus when he and his new wife, Emily (Ciara Bravo) come together, the duo turns to drug addiction and a life of robbing banks to continue fulfilling this lifestyle.
Even though acting in Cherry was challenging, Tom Holland was up for it
“I’m very lucky that I look young and I can continue to play this 17-year-old web-slinger and I will do that for as long as they will have me. If they want me to make 10 Spider-Man movies, you better believe I will be there,” shared Tom Holland in a chat with USA Today. “But ‘Cherry’ was our big leap. I’m really interested to see the types of doors that it opens and the doors that it closes.”
“The thing I was most nervous about was just the sheer workload, maintaining that type of emotion, physically sort of getting myself to a place where I could be convincing in this character and just maintaining that over the course of making a film. I’m really proud of what I achieved and I felt like I did the best job I could. I left everything on the field,” he further added.
In fact, playing the titular character in Cherry has taught Tom Holland a crucial lesson that he plans to apply to his career in the future.
“One of the big things for me that I’ve learned from “Cherry,” which I will take with me for the rest of my career now, is that vanity means nothing. At times, it was about making me look as hideous as possible. Having that freedom and taking away those insecurities of ‘How do I look, do I look OK?’ has allowed me to just be much more confident in my own skin and also allowed me to portray characters in a more truthful way because I’m not trying to make them look good,” he shared.