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Tom Holland Performs in Rihanna Drag on Lip Sync Battle, Wins Our Hearts

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In case you're not yet familiar with the name, Tom Holland is Spider-Man. The new one. Not the Tobey Maguire one. Or the Andrew Garfield one. And definitely not the Nicholas Hammond one. On first glance, Tom Holland isn't terribly memorable. He's of small build and sweet face, and doesn't carry any particularly distinguishing features.

Despite it all, prepare to have Tom Holland shoot right to the top of everyone's Favorites list, thanks to his astonishing appearance on Lip Sync Battle. Displaying none of the middle-of-the-road, image-safeguarding that so often goes on at the start of Hollywood careers, when new stars are trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, Holland went full drag in his battle with Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star, Zendaya.

Sure, he more closely resembled Tim Curry's Dr. Frank-N-Furter than Rihanna, but full marks for going all in and making this quite literal splash:

By the way, those dance moves come from a heap of classical training and a two-year stint starring in London's Billy Elliot: The Musical.


Good luck trying to forget Tom Holland now.

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