During the preparation of his Spider-Man: Homecoming role, Tom
Holland had merely joked in front of the Marvel bosses about
attending a real American school to understand the character of
Peter Parker better.
Marvel taking that joke on a serious note, had sent Tom Holland
to attend a real American school for three days to understand and
prepare for his role. However, Tom said he enjoyed his part being
an undercover student for three days under the name of Ben
"It was a joke I made to Marvel that I wanted to go to a high
school undercover to experience what New York high school is really
like. They took it very seriously. I went to school for three days
and went undercover. I put on an American accent. My name was Ben
Perkins." Said Tom.
"The problem is that Bronx School of Science is for geniuses.
You can't just join halfway through. You have to go through an
extensive exam process. A lot of the students were very confused
about why I was there, and I think a lot of the teachers were too."
"So the teachers kept testing me and asking me questions, and
believe me, I am by no means a scientist. It was fun and I learned
a lot about schools." Said the actor.