Tom Holland lost a lot of weight for it Cherry and had to get it all back. Plus, Holland’s co-star Ciara Bravo had to do the same. The Russo Brothers finally revealed the first footage of the highly anticipated movie earlier this week, teasing what fans can expect. Even before the first footage was released, the whispers of an Academy Award nomination for the Netherlands spread across the entertainment industry.
In a new interview, the Russo Brothers spoke about Cherry and their process they went through to make the film. The director duo wanted to make sure that the film’s tonal shifts were clear, so they used different filters and film techniques to make that clear. However, the actors also played a huge physical role in conveying the story. Joe Russo says, “Holland really shredded himself for the part. He lost 30 pounds, he gained it back. We have an independent film program here – he didn’t really have much time to do these things.”
30 pounds is a lot of weight, especially for Tom Holland, who also portrays Peter Parker in the flow Spider Man franchise for Sony and Marvel Studios. The actor is currently filming Spider-Man 3 in Atlanta. Holland’s co-star, Ciara Bravo, also underwent a physical transformation before Cherry, which Joe Russo has described in detail. You can read below what Russo had to say about the physical element of the movie.
“They shredded themselves physically and emotionally for this. I just want to bring it up, you know, Tom lost almost a quarter of his body weight. I know Ciara lost a lot of weight, and you know what it’s like when you do that for a time, and you live with that every day. You starve yourself and you have to go to work and deal with these emotionally charged scenes. These two really tore themselves to shreds. Kudos to you guys for exposing yourself, you laying yourself out raw for these performances, to get as much authenticity as possible, it is one of the most impressive performances we’ve ever been a part of. And it came at a physical cost to both of them. ”
The Russo Brothers are incredibly proud of their young cast who were able to bring Nico Walker’s Cherry to the big screen. Walker’s story forms the basis of the film, which is loosely based on his real-life experience as a veteran with severe PTSD ending in extreme opioid addiction. Walker, like Cherry, found himself robbing banks to support his drug use, which ultimately landed him in prison.
Nico Walker actually negotiated the movie rights for it Cherry with the Russo Brothers while he was still behind bars. Cherry, like almost every movie released since the pandemic hit, will be released in theaters and on streaming after release. It hits theaters on February 26 and will be available on AppleTV + shortly afterwards on March 12. CinemaBlend was one of the first outlets to report on the weight loss of Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo Cherry.
Topics: Cherry, Apple TV +, streaming