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Tom Holland reveals that Elizabeth Olsen helped him learn how to stand up for himself

Tom Holland reveals that Elizabeth Olsen helped him learn how to stand up for himself with a simple piece of advice: ‘”No” is a full sentence’


While promoting his new movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tom Holland revealed a valuable piece of advice he received from fellow actor Elizabeth Olsen. 

In a new interview with GQ the 25-year-old star opened up about his inability to set boundaries in his professional life and how the 32-year-old actress, whom he worked with on several Marvel movies, helped him overcome it. 

‘She gave me an amazing piece of advice: ‘No’ is a full sentence …’No’ is enough,’ the actor said.

Confident: Tom Holland, 25, revealed a valuable piece of advice he received from fellow actor Elizabeth Olsen on how to stand up for himself. Pictured Dec 13 at Spider-Man: No Way Home Los Angeles premiere

Holland says he implemented the new motto while on the international press tour for Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.

During a press conference in China, the actor started feeling ill and ended up throwing up after he ran off stage. 

‘I was under a lot of pressure to finish the day’s work. That was the first time I was really like, “No, I’m done now. I’ve given you everything.”‘

The Spider-Man star, who is currently dating his co-star Zendaya, also spoke about often feeling scared and nervous when beginning a new film project and about having to fake his confidence early on in his career.

Helpful co-star: The star opened up about his inability to set boundaries in his professional life and how the 32-year-old actress helped him overcome it by telling him that, '"No" is a full sentence'. Pictures at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in LA on September 19, 2021

Helpful co-star: The star opened up about his inability to set boundaries in his professional life and how the 32-year-old actress helped him overcome it by telling him that, ‘”No” is a full sentence’. Pictures at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in LA on September 19, 2021

‘As a kid, a lot of my confidence was really fake,’ the actor revealed. ‘But, really, inside I was, ‘Oh, my God, I’m f*****g terrified.’

Thankfully Holland was able to transform his way of thinking and turn his nerves into something positive. 

‘I was given this piece of advice as a kid that was really helpful, which is: If you think about the actual physical feeling of being nervous, it’s the same physical feeling as being excited,’ he explained. 

The Spider-Man star, who is currently dating his co-star Zendaya, also spoke about often feeling scared and nervous when beginning a new film project

With his lady: The Spider-Man star, who is currently dating his co-star Zendaya, also spoke about having to fake his confidence early on in his career. Pictures with Zendaya attending the Spider-Man: No Way Home Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021

 

 

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