Filipino actor relates experience after being chosen as Spider Man’s sidekick: “I actually passed out”

Image capture from Spider Man: Homecoming's trailer

Jacob Batalon, Fil-Am actor whose parents are both from the Philippines, recounted his joyous experience after his agent called to inform him that he got the role as Spider Man’s sidekick — and that he passed out for two minutes, in his interview with Show And Tell Hawaii as per a Bombo Radyo story.

“I was so happy and elated that I [had] actually passed out for a good two minutes after my agent called me. I was yelling and screaming and cheering. I’ll never forget that feeling.

“But the satisfaction made it all worth the wait. I’m extremely blessed to even just be in the film. It’s humbling. God has definitely been good to me,” said the actor.

Jacob said he was lucky enough that the producers of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” selected him, as his companions during the audition are experienced actors.

He doesn’t even care about the role that he would receive because being a part of the superhero film is already a blessing to him.

Jacob was born in Hawaii in 1996 via his Filipino parents.

He recalled, he was seven when he watched the first Spider Man movie which was starred by Tobey Maguire and he really liked it.

After his graduation in college, he joined a two-year program in New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

He loves singing and playing the ukulele. In fact, his mother would make him go up and sing in front of everyone all the time and he didn’t enjoy it; but now he believes that helped him get over his fear of being in front of people.

The actor first appeared in the film “North Woods” in 2016.

In the latest Spider Man Movie, he will be working with 21-year-old English actor Tom Holland who’ll portray the lead role.

Watch the trailer of the new Spider Man movie, via Movieclips Trailer on YouTube:

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Bombo Radyo, Philippine Entertainment Portal, Press Reader