Spider-Man cast visits kids in Children’s Hospital LA dressed in character

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Spider-Man: Far from Home opened yesterday. It’s already getting good reviews, although some sound a bit hyperbolic considering many Spider-Man movies have been made. I’ll most likely see it but that has everything to do with my love of the cast and little to do with a desire to see yet another Spiderman story. The promotion for this film has been fun, mostly in part with how well everyone is getting along. There have been little moments like Jacob Batalon’s reaction when a dog climbed on his lap (look at his face!) And the Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal bromance is catapulting itself into the Bromance Hall of Fame alongside Paul Newman/Robert Redford, Ryan Gosling/Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman/Ryan Reynolds and James McAvoy/Michael Fassbender. But in addition to some really fun interviews, we’ve also gotten moments like this one, when Jake, Tom and Zendaya dressed in character and visited Children’s Hospital LA:

I love that they stay in character the whole time. Some of those kids are still at the age that they don’t get that it’s an actor playing a role, so they’ll carry the fact that they met Spider-Man with them for a while. I feel a little bad for poor Jake because if they weren’t at the hospital screening, they don’t know who he is. Like, I would be, “oh damn, that’s Jake Gyllenhaal in his Mysterio costume and he looks hot!” but these kids are like, “who’s the Thor wannabe hanging with Spider-Man and MJ?”

Tom can really move in and out of that accent, can’t he? I get why he used it at the hospital, because he was in character, but when he was on Graham Norton, he went into his American accent doing an exercise with Tom Hanks. Jake asked why and Tom said he can’t really act now in any other accent. Oh, and speaking of my current favorite Tom, he was one of the actors invited to join the Academy on Monday. Congrats, Boo!

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    OMG that dog clip is everything – she is clearly ‘I’m the STAH of this interview’ with the way she just sauntered on his lap and made herself at home.

    Is the top photo at the Tower of London? Background looks familiar.

    Also that clip of them with the little boy in the little buggy chasing Jake is just too cute.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Yes. The photo shoot was at the Tower of London.

      Tim Holland is just the cutest. And possibly the best actor I’ve ever seen at slipping back and forth between accents.

  2. Some chick says:

    Ain’t no way I could say anything about celebs making time for sick kids but YAY!!!

    Of course they stayed in character – they were in costume. Why ruin the illusion!

    LOVE how happy the kids were! LOVE this positive story. Thank you, Hecky! (I’m sorry if that’s too familiar.) What a wonderful thing to stumble upon while awake late at night. Thanks!

    • Hecate says:

      Absolutely not too familiar. I will be offended if you call me anything else henceforth!

      But since I am a Californian, I simply insist we make it “Hecki,” because we hate doing anything traditional, you know.

  3. DaggerIsle says:

    That is so cute.
    I don’t want to ever hear anything bad about Tom Holland or Zendaya- they both seem really sweet lovely fun people.

    • Erinn says:


      I have so much love for those two kids haha. They just seem like such adorable, sweet GOOD people, that if I hear something awful, it’ll destroy my faith in humanity.

  4. LoonyTunes says:

    Aww, the interaction with the kids warmed the cockles of my cold dead heart.

  5. Harryg says:

    How cool is that!

  6. Caity says:

    I watched it on release day, can definitely recommend! Full credit to the marvel machine, they know what they’re doing. Great pacing, funny, and a great postscript to endgame.
    There’s a midcredits and end credits scene. Make sure you watch them

    • Harla says:

      Thanks for letting us know about the midcredit and end scenes! I’m going to see it on Sunday and will make sure I stay until the bitter end 🙂

    • FHMom says:

      I saw it, too, and really enjoyed it. Two post credit schemes.

  7. Coz' says:

    I have never been more attracted to Jake Gyllenhaal and I am always attracted to Jake Gyllenhaal.

  8. SM says:

    This is the thing, isn’t it? No one needs another Spiderman movie, but the cast and the relationship they have sells it quite well. Jake seems to be excited and grateful to be up for a ride there which is something the likes of Goop will never be. She irritated the shit out of me on Norton Graham when she seems to just discard superhero movies like some shallow and lame thing (such an ungrateful dried tomato that Goop, these movies gave her the status and allowed her to go on with those scientifically baseless shenanigans that is Goop). And Tom and Jake just sat there being awesome acting like drinking piss is somewhat more normal that making make believe for a living. I also love Jake and Tom have this bromance, much more positive dynamic than whatever Anthony Mackie was trying to sell by hating on Tom.

    • Coco Puff says:

      i thought the Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan ‘hating’ on Tom thing was just teasing because of their scene in civil war…

  9. Giddy says:

    What a wonderful use of fame. Those precious.children were so happy to see these heroes. I love starting my day with such happiness.

  10. Harla says:

    Thanks for making me start my day with happy tears!! Wow, Tom really can do a backflip, good on him!

  11. Bella Bella says:

    Very hilarious that Hanks completely ignored Goop during that whole interaction with Tom Holland.