It's basically common knowledge that little to no good comes from drinking in excess and then talking to someone important on the phone. However, Entertainment Weekly reports that Spider-Man star Tom Holland has proved he is the exception to this rule.
The 23-year-old actor recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his forthcoming film, Spies in Disguise, also starring with Will Smith. During his interview in the video below, Kimmel asks him how he helped stop Sony from pulling the web-slinging superhero out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few months ago after a deal went sour. Holland admits that he was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time…and to have some liquid courage.
The Avengers: Endgame actor explains in the video that he had asked for Disney CEO Bob Iger’s email at the Disney D23 conference to thank him for “an amazing five years.” After some exchanges, Iger told him he wanted to speak with him on the phone. Holland jokes, “You don’t give Bob Iger a schedule. You’re like, ‘[Call] Whenever, Bob!” He continues with:
“So, two, three days go by and then my family and I went to the pub quiz in our local town. We’re doing a quiz and I’m three pints in, haven’t eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number and I have a feeling. I’m like, ‘I think this is Bob Iger, but I’m drunk.'”
Holland revealed that he “was really emotional” on the call because it felt like "it was all ending," but after a few conversations with studios (and some weeping), they were able to keep Peter Parker in his MCU home.
Looks like Holland is a superhero after all...even when a bit buzzed.