Yesterday, Naomi Watts was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 'The Impossible.' The Juan Antonio Bayona directed flick is also nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the same category. We caught up with rising star Tom Holland, who plays Naomi's son in the film, at the National Board of Review Awards Gala this week at Cipriani 42nd Street. Tom won the award for Breakthrough Actor that evening.
Q: What do you love about Awards Season?
Tom Holland: I get to meet some of the most incredible people in Hollywood and I get a chance to talk to them on a same level.
Q: Does that intimidate you?
Tom Holland: Not at all! No, because they’re such regular people. It really does annoy me when people assume that movie stars are so pretentious and not very nice when they’re just people with a very odd job.
Q: Who are you mostly looking forward to seeing tonight?
Tom Holland: Leonardo DiCaprio, definitely...I would give a lot to work with him. He’s a great guy.
Q: What was the greatest challenge of making 'The Impossible.'
Tom Holland: The greatest challenge of being in The Impossible was maintaining the emotion throughout the whole shoot. It was really really important to make sure that you’re always focused and to remain focused for five months in a state of pretending to lose your mom is not the easiest thing in the world, so it was really tough. But because of the crew and Naomi, it was easy, but difficult at the same time.