It all started with a door in Zendaya’s house…
In his interview with UNILAD, Tom discussed his love for carpentry and revealed an incident where he fixed Zendaya’s broken door, which played a role in their blossoming relationship.
“Carpentry is something I just really enjoy. I love it. I made my mum’s kitchen table. I made my mum’s office. I built all the cupboards in my bedroom. I built a little birdhouse with my granddad,” Tom expressed.
He recalled the incident, saying, “I fixed my girlfriend’s door once really early on in our relationship. I was hanging out at her house and her door was broken. I was like, ‘I’m gonna fix that door for you.’ And now, we’re in love.”
In a 2019 interview with GQ, Tom shared attending carpentry school in 2014 after facing a career rut. He explained that his parents sent him to the school as a backup plan when his acting auditions were not yielding results.
“I was auditioning, auditioning, auditioning, and I just hit a bit of a rut. And I think, personally, and this is me being very honest, I had just done a Ron Howard film, and I thought I was dog’s bollocks. I was like, ‘I’ve just done a Ron Howard film. I don’t need to audition for stuff anymore.’ And it was quite the contrary,” he revealed.
In a BuzzFeed video interview, Tom humorously mentioned his lack of “rizz” (charisma), attributing it to his happiness and relationship with Zendaya. He jokingly stated, “I’m happy and in love, so I’ve got no need for rizz.”
Reflecting on his supposed charm, Tom playfully added, “I need you to fall in love with me, really, for it to work. So, long game. Probably making a movie with each other — it definitely helps when the characters are falling in love with one another, you can sort of blur the lines a little bit.”
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