“Knowing that the Russo Brothers were going to be there to support me through the job is what kind of tipped me over the edge into saying yes,” Holland says. “But my initial response was, ‘I don’t think I’m the right person for this job because I don’t know if I can do that.’”
Holland says that the growth of his relationship with the Russos on the Marvel films, as well as his own level of confidence, is what gave him the impetus to sign onto Cherry.
“I had that element of awe when it came to the Russos because they were the directors of the Avengers films, and I was still very much the new kid on the block when I was making those films,” the actor explains. “It was really nice for me to get to know them both on a more personal level, and obviously, that level of trust grew as the film progressed.”
Holland adds that his working and personal relationship with the Russos–having collaborated with them on four movies–is such that he’s ready to show up anytime they ask.
“It’s now to the point where Joe and Anthony could ring me up, and I would be on set with them in a heartbeat,” Holland says. “The trust between the three of us definitely grew.”