Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland reveal they were awkward teenagers

Mail Online | 6/11/2020 | Sophie Law For Mailonline
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They team up in the latest Spider-Man movie in a battle against threats from another dimension.

But Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland revealed they haven't always been action movie heartthrobs and admitted to being awkward teenagers growing up with 'disappointing' love lives.

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Speaking about playing teenager Peter Parker on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show on Thursday, Tom, 23, reflected his younger self and said: 'I was so not smooth as a kid and I'm actually not smooth as an adult either.

'Growing up my love life has been a bit of a disappointment if I'm honest.'

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Jake, 38, who makes his Marvel debut playing Mysterio - an ally of Spider-Man - also confessed to being a gawky teen with 'thick glasses' and braces.

He said: 'I have very bad eyesight so I wore very thick glasses. There was a moment where I got contact lenses for the first time in high school and my life changed.

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'My braces came off and my glasses came off. There's plenty of pictures. I know there's at least one on the internet.'

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