RuPaul's Drag Race has fans all over the world, and the name "RuPaul" alone is enough for anybody to begin thinking about drag queens. Well, the name "RuPaul" alone is enough for almost anybody to begin thinking about drag queens. Spider-Man star Tom Holland recently had his drag race knowledge tested, and it didn't go well. In a Q&A to promote Avengers: Infinity War, Holland was asked which actor would win RuPaul's Drag Race: Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, or Robert Downey Jr. This was Holland's answer:
Oh, poor, sweet, naive Tom Holland. He confused RuPaul's Drag Race with the kind of drag race that involves cars during a Q&A alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, hosted by Dave Berry and posted on Facebook. Both Avengers: Infinity War actors were posed the question about RuPaul's Drag Race and Holland answered first. For a moment, Cumberbatch seemed like he was willing to try and help Holland cover for his mistake and play it off as a deliberate play on words, but he ultimately tried to point Holland in the right direction about RuPaul, as did Berry.
Tom Holland realized pretty quickly that he'd gotten it wrong when he started thinking about cars and then declared that he knew what they were talking about. I like to think Holland's first thought that was that RuPaul was producing a remake of Grease, starring Robert Downey Jr. and complete with a car drag race.
While Tom Holland didn't know what was going on once Dave Berry mentioned RuPaul's Drag Race, Benedict Cumberbatch did, and he picked Tom Hiddleston. All things considered, it would have been disappointing if neither actor was familiar with RuPaul's Drag Race, and not just because it would have meant they were missing out on the sensation that is and surrounds RuPaul's Drag Race.
Of course, not everything to do with RuPaul's Drag Race is always fun, as the show's production company recently filed a lawsuit against one person who released spoilers. The lawsuit is an attempt to prevent more leaks in the future. Frankly, it may be a good thing that Tom Holland doesn't have any inside information about RuPaul's Drag Race. He probably would have dropped spoilers aplenty. I only wish we could see RuPaul's reaction to Holland's flub.
That said, you can see plenty of RuPaul on the small screen. New episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on VH1. For viewing options on the other nights of the week now and in the not-too-distant future, swing by our midseason TV premiere guide and summer TV premiere schedule. If streaming is more your style, take a peek at our 2018 Netflix guide and our 2018 Amazon Prime schedule.
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