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Tom Holland and Zendaya reveals why no one wants to see a Spider-Man sex scene

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Tom Holland and Zendaya, the stars of the upcoming film Spider-Man: No Way Home, reveal to Yahoo Entertainment why no one wants to see a Spider-Man sex scene. "I don't think it's appropriate for the Spider-Man franchise," says Holland.

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ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Aw, look at this. This is a good one. Some suggest that Parker's powers include the male spider's ability to hypnotize females.

TOM HOLLAND: Stop, come on.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Yes, my spider lord.

KEVIN POLOWY: Tom, you said recently that Marvel turned down your pitch for a sex scene. I think you were joking. Well, Eternals just pulled it off. Do you have new hope for Spidey now?

TOM HOLLAND: They did actually. There is actually a very, very, tasteful sex scene in its own.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Wow, I didn't know that.

TOM HOLLAND: Yeah. I don't think it's appropriate for the Spiderman franchise. We are still very much young kids. Should there be a future for this character, maybe one day, we will explore that. But at the moment, this is a film about celebrating friendships and young love,

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Like, Peter Parker's like a--

TOM HOLLAND: --and they are not

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: --little brother.

TOM HOLLAND: --ready--

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: We don't want to see that.

TOM HOLLAND: --for that kind of-- yeah, no one wants to see Peter Parker having sex. That would be horrible. Ever since I got bit by that spider, I've only had one week where my life has felt normal. That was when you found out.

KEVIN POLOWY: Zendaya, we've seen MJ take a web ride with Spidey before, but there is a lot of swinging early on in this one. And it's more fraught than usual, I think. How tough are those to film, and are you actually filming those with Tom? Or is it usually a stuntman?

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: We get to do them together.

TOM HOLLAND: Yeah, I do those ones.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Yeah because they are a lot of fun. Well, maybe not for you because I'm worried that you're going to like, pass out because you have a giant camera attached to your chest and back, which is a lot and heavy.

TOM HOLLAND: Yeah, I have to wear the harness--

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: --and it's like squishing on your ch-- breathing.

- Yeah.

TOM HOLLAND: Yeah, I wear the harness, and then the camera goes over the harness, and then the suit goes over the camera, doesn't it. It's like, they have to use a special suit. And then you, obviously are lucky enough that you're in jeans and a t-shirt and living your best life. And we're attached to each other, and then--

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: --they basically just bring us like, this much off the ground.

TOM HOLLAND: Yeah, just enough time for it to be really uncomfortable.

ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Yeah, and then they just kind of swing-- usually, it's Jon grabs the camera, and just kind of goes like this.


ZENDAYA COLEMAN: Or we're on the ground, and we do it.

TOM HOLLAND: Just, we move. But the thing is, the camera is counterbalanced with the line that's connected to my line. So when I am lifted up into tension, the weight of the camera is lifted off. It's when they call cut, and they lower us that it becomes really uncomfortable. I have to kind of stand like this to counterbalance the camera, and it's not a very pretty sight.