Spider-Man: Homecoming is a superhero movie of a different color. The latest webslinger film is an origin story, with star Tom Holland playing the hero as a high school student. It's gotten rave reviews from critics already, in large part due to its talented young cast. Holland, 21, plays Peter Parker, and his love interest Liz Allan, played by actor and model Laura Harrier, is whip-smart, driven, and far from a damsel in distress. The pair have great chemistry on screen, but are Tom Holland and Laura Harrier friends in real life? It turns out the co-stars got super close on the superhero movie set.
In an interview with Disney Channel for their special feature "A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming," Holland and Harrier gushed about each other. Holland called her "fantastic," and Harrier emphasized how great it was to work with Holland. "We've had so much fun on set together," she said. "We've become really good friends. It's just a great experience working together."
In fact, all of the very diverse main cast, including Harris, Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori, seems to have bonded during filming. In an interview with W Magazine, Harrier reflected on the surreal experience of shooting a Marvel blockbuster, and said that co-star Zendaya — who she calls "Z" — became one of her best friends. But the whole cast, she said, became like a family. "Even though Spider-Man is a huge blockbuster, it really didn’t feel like that,” the 27-year-old said. “It felt like we were making this weird, funny, high school movie. Like just hanging out with a group of friends."
If you scroll through Harrier's or Holland's Instagram accounts, it's clear that the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming love hanging out with each other. Ditto if you watch any of their press interviews — they seem like they've been friends forever, like they really did go to high school together. Many of their captions boast about how much they love each other, and they call each other family very often.
Harris, Holland, and the rest of their castmates/friends had such a great time shooting Homecoming, they didn't want it to end. Harris told W Magazine that Holland "teased her endlessly" for crying when filming was over. But since the cast has become so close, surely Harris, Holland, and the rest of the cast will be spending more time together whether or not they're filming.