White Lotus star Tom Hollander got the surprise of his life when he received a seven-figure bonus for The Avengers, a movie he had not even starred in.

Hollander, known as a character actor, shared a surprising story about a mistaken seven-figure bonus. Not to be confused with “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, Hollander revealed during an interview on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ that a small error led him to receive a hefty bonus meant for Holland.
Hollander, 56, explained that people often confuse his name with the 27-year-old Holland, causing some amusing moments. However, a particular mix-up with their agency led to an unexpected windfall. The confusion happened while Hollander was watching a friend’s play in the UK.

“I sat smugly in the audience, having just finished a BBC show for $30,000,” Hollander recalled. “Then, during the interval, I checked my email and received a message about my first box office bonus for ‘The Avengers.'”


To his surprise, it wasn’t his bonus but Holland’s – a seven-figure sum given on top of a salary, based on the film’s success. Despite the initial shock, Hollander took it in stride, acknowledging the unpredictable nature of showbiz.

“You’re always one email away from having your whole life turned upside-down,” Meyers jokingly commented.