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
‘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.
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