Tom Holland shares his dreams of becoming a full-fledged director in the future. With Spider-Man: Homecoming set to hit theaters next month, the British actor has been going the press rounds to promote the film. However, even with his current extraordinary stint of playing Spider-Man, Holland is not shying away from expanding his career horizons, sharing that at one point, he aspires to helm a feature-length production.
Holland seems to have given a lot of thought as to where he wants to take his Hollywood career in the long run. The actor has previously shared his timeline of goals that includes winning an Academy Award, as well as, directing. Out of the two, however, he appears to be more passionate in pursuing the latter. In fact, he has dabbled a bit in filmmaking via his short film Tweet starring his younger brother, Paddy.
In a recent interview with CNET, the 21-year-old thespian explains why there seems to be a strong desire in him to transition from being in front of the camera to being behind it.
“I love the process of making a movie so much as an actor that I can only imagine I would love the process of being the director. And I think I’ve always had a lot of good ideas and could really bring a lot to the table. I’d just like to be involved in a film from an earlier standpoint — whether that starts in producing and moves into directing, or directing into producing. I just would really love to learn more about the industry that I work in, and I think the best way to do that is to make the movies rather than just be in them.”
Further sharing his passion for directing, Holland adds that he has even cooked up some ideas for projects that could eventually be fleshed in the future. Nevertheless, if any opportunity to direct comes his way, he will not have any second thoughts of grabbing it.
“I have a few ideas for little films that I’d like to do. Couple of thrillers and stuff, but I’m open to anything, really. Horror would be what I couldn’t do because I’m just such a wuss. I would probably scare myself [laughs]. But anything, really. I’m up for anything.”
If anything, Holland’s comments are indications that he really does have a genuine interest in the movie making industry regardless if it is in front or behind the scenes. Unfortunately, we presume that with the current schedule he has with the ongoing filming of Avengers: Infinity War and promoting Homecoming, his directing dreams would have to take the back seat for a while.
For the time being, while his long-term goals are sidelined, Holland can first prove his acting chops as he debuts in his first lead starring role in Spider-Man: Homecoming alongside a bevy of seasoned and incredible actors like Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) and Michael Keaton (Vulture).