Tom Hanks tests Tom Holland’s acting skills and leaves the actor flustered.
Tom Hanks put the Spider-Man: Homecoming actor through a little test. Holland tried to keep up with the 62-year-old.
On June 20th, Tom Hanks, Tom Holland, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jake Gyllenhaal appeared on The Graham Norton Show. Norton, the host, asked Hanks who sat to promote the new Toy Story 4 about how difficult the voice acting job appears. Hanks talked about his character ‘Woody’ from the Toy Story always being on edge and “clenched”
“There’s something he’s gotta explain,” he told Norton and said a few lines as Woody.
“I have never begun a recording session without wishing it was already over because understand, Woody is clenched all the time, he’s clenched,” Additionally, he said, “It’s all that, and you can’t move, the microphone is right there.” He explained that he had to bring a lot of expression in his voice while having limited movement.
In addition, he said, “And then they save the last thing for you, usually at the end of a very long workday, is the grunts.”
The 62-year-old then turned to Holland to demonstrate using an acting exercise. He said, “You have a very simple cue and a very simple line and the cue might be ‘would you like some more coffee?’ And the line you have to say is ‘coffee, you think I want more coffee, boy do I need more coffee.” He points to the English actor and directs him, “You’re going to say it every conceivable way you can.”
Holland agrees to participate as he said, “Sure, let’s do this.” When Hanks asked him the first time “Would you like some more coffee”, Holland became a little flustered as he freezes and forgets what he’s supposed to say. The actor repeats what he asked the 23-year-old to say.
After the Avengers actor successfully says the line, Hanks asks him to build some more character in his voice, “Good, thank you. Could you try it with a little more something to it because this is a big, important scene. King Kong is out front and he’s gonna smash the building.”
“Yes, Tom Hanks,” the actor said before giving the dialogue another shot. This time, he goes on to repeat the line with different emotions each time, “Coffee, please Tom Hanks, give me some coffee.” he begged.
The Big, Turner & Hooch actor then shook Holland’s hand as he successfully completes the exercise, leaving the English actor noticeably proud of himself.
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The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One.
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