Tom Holland has been chatting about his leading role in the long-awaited Uncharted movie – and he’s being really quite candid.
One of the most endearing things about Tom Holland is his tendency to go ‘off-script’ when it comes to chatting about the films in which he is starring. His slips of the tongue whilst promoting his Marvel films, where he pays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, are already something of note. Now Holland has been talking about his role as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted film and well, he’s been brazenly candid about his performance. Brazenly candid.
Speaking to GQ, Holland has voiced concerns about his suitability as an action star and whether he’s delivered on the role. “As soon as you start worrying about ‘do I look good in this shot?’ acting becomes something other than playing a character. I think there are elements of my performance in Uncharted where I kind of fell under that spell of being ‘I want to look good now. I want this to be my cool moment'”, he said.
Clearly, Holland is an actor who whilst devoted to his craft, is still learning. What’s more, he has no problem admitting that in public which is refreshing to hear in the usually glossy, PR-spun world of movie marketing.
As Holland goes on to say, “I had to play this very tough, very stoic guy – basically be Mark Wahlberg. My character is supposed to be a fucking action hero in this moment! Look, I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know if I succeeded in that. But it was an important lesson learned, because, at times, it was less about land a mark and go through this scene and more about land a mark, stand like this and see my bulging biceps… It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again”.
It’s a very honest and open admission, not that we’re worried. Holland has been terrific in everything he’s featured in so far, but nonetheless, it’s lovely to hear an actor speak in such an open way about their doubts and their process.
Uncharted is scheduled to be theatrically released on February 11, 2022.
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