Tom Holland, our newest Spiderman, is known for having an endearing and innocent-looking face — and occasionally, he plays right into that oblivious baby stereotype.
Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch recently appeared on Absolute Radio’s “Showbiz Scenarios” as part of the press tour for Avengers: Infinity War. On the show, host Dave Berry asked the two actors to give answers to a series of hypothetical scenarios.
One of Berry’s questions was, “Who would win RuPaul’s Drag Race, Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, or Robert Downey Jr.?”
Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland took on Dave Berry’s ‘Showbiz Scenarios’ challenge. Important question for the guys – which Avenger looks the best in drag?The full interview will be on the Dave Berry Show Podcast this Friday.
Posted by Absolute Radio on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Cumberbatch understood the reference just fine, but Holland was momentarily confused.
Holland’s adorably naive answer? “I think Downey would win a drag race cuz he has the fastest cars.”
Y’ALL BETTER COME COLLECT Y’ALLS SPIDEY BOY pic.twitter.com/z3rV6aLGbe
— sarah (@holloser) April 19, 2018
*Facepalm* No, Tom. Not like an actual “drag race” with automobiles — we are SPEAKING OF the infamous and infinitely quotable reality show starring the nation’s top drag queens.
People were stunned, disappointed and charmed all at once.
Tom sweetie pic.twitter.com/QTvC91W5N9
— daya (@strangetonys) April 19, 2018
Benedict’s reaction “ahhhhh” ?? pic.twitter.com/iEOa0RhzXZ
— echo (@woah_noel) April 19, 2018
HE DOESNT KNOW ANYTHING MY BABY
— dylan kai ? (@brklynsoldiers) April 19, 2018
that’s the man I stan? pic.twitter.com/7CFr6YXsU2
— 블랙로즈 (@marveI_twt) April 19, 2018
BLESS HIS HEART
— caroline (@beIIaurent) April 19, 2018
Like, Tom has done drag before. How does he not know this??
tom has literally done drag to a rihanna song and he’s still clueless https://t.co/squfqEameH
— honey should we get out of here (@shurivaIkyrie) April 19, 2018
To be fair, Tom does correct himself at the end of the clip, saying “Oh I do know what that is!” — but it was definitely a close call. (Perhaps he was simply trolling the host by feigning innocence?)
So, perhaps the stans can forgive him for his momentary gaffe, and simply remember that he did, in fact, give a stellar drag performance to a Rihanna song, once upon a time.