Tom Holland Worked At A Real Bar To Prep For Uncharted Movie Role

Tom Holland spent time working as a bartender to prepare for his role as Nathan Drake in the forthcoming Uncharted film. Uncharted is based on a video game franchise of the same name, which started in 2007 with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. A film adaptation of the Uncharted games has been in the works for over a decade, with several directors and actors joining the project, only to leave before the film got off the ground. Director David O. Russell was attached for a time, with rumors of Mark Wahlberg set to star alongside names like Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, though that lineup never came to fruition.

Uncharted finally went into production with director Ruben Fleischer, known for helming Zombieland and Venom. Holland signed on to star, with Wahlberg sticking around, though in the role of Drake's mentor and ally, Victor Sullivan. The cast also includes Antonio Banderas and Sophia Ali as the popular game character Chloe Frazer. The Uncharted film will act as a prequel to the game series, featuring a younger Drake, while showing how he and Sullivan met. Holland took the role of Nathan Drake seriously, even preparing for the minor details of the character.

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In a profile by GQ, Holland discusses his time bartending to prepare for his role in Uncharted. The Uncharted film features a scene where Drake is bartending, which Holland wanted to look natural. To learn the skills necessary, Holland worked shifts with the staff of Chiltern Firehouse, a luxury hotel with a bar in central London. While there, Holland learned how to mix various drinks and cocktails while also doing bottle tosses and trick pours.

Holland has gone through in-depth preparations for roles in the past. Most audiences are familiar with his work as Spider-Man in the MCU, yet may be less familiar with the fact that Holland trained for a long time to pull off many of the required acrobatic stunts himself. Holland also dropped 20lbs for the film Cherry to portray an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD and heroin addiction. While his bartending skills may not compare to what he endured for other films, it's clear that Holland brings the same level of preparedness to each project on which he works.

The trailer for Uncharted highlighted many action-packed moments that Holland was likely ready to take on, including the iconic cargo plane sequence from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Holland can next be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was another intense physical shoot for the actor. For fans excited to see Uncharted, the film is currently slated for release on February 18, 2022.

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Source: GQ

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