Tony Revolori: On ‘‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’’ and taking his career in his own hands

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Twenty-three-year-old actor Tony Revolori is aware that he has a lot more than most people have at his age. In 2014, his breakout role as Zero Moustafa in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel where he starred opposite Ralph Fiennes led him to gain international recognition and be acknowledged as one of the rising teenage stars to watch. As he is committed to controlling his career as much as he can, Tony knows what part he has to play to keep driving through his dreams. This summer, he returns as Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: Far From Home whose trailer became Sony’s most viewed one in 24 hours.

I have a lot of heroes that I look up to, and of course none of them are perfect but they always have something I can aspire to do better

Born in Anaheim, California, of Guatemalan descent, Tony began his career as a child actor at the age of two. ‘‘I’m very fortunate that I’ve come to love it because it was the thing that I wanted to do and I got very lucky to start it at a very young age,’’ he says. As being in this world felt normal and natural to him, he never wanted to leave afterwards. His brother, Mario Revolori, also works as an actor and Tony enjoys having him by his side in the industry. ‘‘You have someone to talk to about all the good and bad parts of this industry, someone who understands what you are going through. And I love my brother so it’s nice to see him working really hard as well.’’

I’d be very fortunate to take Flash on a longer journey and a journey that is as beautiful as what it is in the comics

In 2017, Tony joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: Homecoming. ‘‘Who wouldn’t want to be a part of it?’’ he states. Initially, Tony auditioned for the role of Peter Parker’s best friend Ned Leeds, who ended up being portrayed by Jacob Batalon. ‘‘Jacob is absolutely incredible in that role, and I’m very happy to call him a friend and a co- star,’’ Tony shares. Of the role he ultimately landed on the Spider-Man franchise co-produced by Sony and Marvel Studios he is a part of, Tony says, ‘‘I’m just thankful that I was able to get Flash Thompson. And it’s amazing to see a change for diversity.’’

CHECK OUT OUR FULL STORY WITH TONY REVOLORI IN OUR ISSUE NO.14

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