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How Tom Holland Really Feels About People Quoting This Spider-Man Line At Him

It's par for the course that when fans see famous people, they want to connect with the celebrity in question by quoting a piece of iconic dialogue at them. For Matthew McConaughey, for example, it's his "Alright, alright, alright" line from Dazed and Confused

For Tom Holland, who has been the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spider-Man since 2016's Captain America: Civil War, the phrase he hears all the time is one his character Peter Parker utters in The Avengers: Infinity War just before disintegrating into dust. When Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to eliminate half the population of the universe, Spider-Man gets a drawn-out death scene compared to the rest of the heroes who become victims of The Snap.

The moment is a moving one between Parker and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, as Stark basically watches his protegé become a casualty of Thanos' desire to purge the universe of suffering. In fact, Spidey's goodbye scene was the result of an improvisation between the two actors, according to an interview the actor did with GQ. He said that, when he's attempting to cry on cue, one thing he'll do is repeat a phrase over and over again. In this case, it was "I don't want to go."

Tom Holland loves that scene and thinks people quoting the line is "amazing"

So, when Tom Holland is out and about, it's inevitable that people will quote the phrase at him "all the time," he told Deadline. "It's amazing when people think it's some mind-blowing piece of improv, because I just say the same line five times in a row. People make out like it's this beautifully eloquent sentence."

It's probably not so much the eloquence of the sentence that people react to, though, but the moment it represents, during a movie that has been called the best of 2018 because of its well-told story and emotional impact — of which Holland played no small part. And naturally, he has his own feelings about how that part of the film went down.

"But I look back on that scene so fondly," he said. "We had so much fun on those sets, but when we got into the emotion of that moment, we really dived into it. People tell me they imagine that scene must have been horrendous to shoot, but I look back on it with nothing but happiness. It was amazing. I loved it. I got to hug Robert Downey Jr., like, 60 times, and cry on his shoulder. What's not to love?"

Holland and Downey Jr. have reportedly become such good friends as a result of their on-screen bond that a rumor has popped up indicating they might be looking for another movie to do together. Holland still has some time left in the MCU, but following Spider-Man 3, he might be free for such a project.