Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tom Holland misunderstood a question about RuPaul’s Drag Race in an interview on Wednesday.
While speaking with Absolute Radio for his new film Avengers: Infinity War, Holland and his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch who plays Dr. Strange in the film, were asked a question about the reality competition show.
“Who would win RuPaul’s Drag Race? Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, or Robert Downey Jr.?,” the interviewer asked.
Holland answered: “I think Downey would win at Drag Race because he has the fastest cars.”
An amused Cumberbatch paused his answer to correct Holland: “Aaaah…it’s not that kind of drag race.”
Holland was still confused, so Cumberbatch elaborates: “RuPaul, man.”
After a few seconds, Holland exclaimed: “Oh yes! I do know what that is!”
Y’ALL BETTER COME COLLECT Y’ALLS SPIDEY BOY pic.twitter.com/z3rV6aLGbe
— sarah (@holloser) April 19, 2018
The internet had mixed reactions with some seeing it as a negative.
that’s the man I stan? pic.twitter.com/7CFr6YXsU2
— 블랙로즈 (@marveI_twt) April 19, 2018
Tom sweetie pic.twitter.com/QTvC91W5N9
— daya (@strangetonys) April 19, 2018
While others saw it as an adorable moment and more reason to love him.
i love this man more and more everyday https://t.co/0q3IXX7p4c
— chels (@chelscecelia) April 19, 2018
HE DOESNT KNOW ANYTHING MY BABY
— dylan kai 💧 (@brklynsoldiers) April 19, 2018
BLESS HIS HEART
— caroline (@beIIaurent) April 19, 2018
It is even more baffling because Hiddleston performed in drag on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, where he did a mashup to “Umbrella” by Rihanna — one would think he would know a bit about Drag Race.
Cumberbatch ultimately answered that Tom Hiddleston would do the best in Drag Race as he can dress “mighty fine.” It’s also appropriate, as Hiddleston’s character Loki is canonically pansexual and gender fluid.
Watch Holland’s answer below:
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