One of the most anticipated films of the summer is premiering today, and one of its stars is from Hawaii.
Damien graduate Jacob Batalon stars as Ned Leeds in the latest Marvel superhero movie Spider Man: Homecoming.
Batalon says the last two years have been a whirlwind: moving to New York, going to school, starring in a major motion picture, and now wrapping up a press tour.
Originally, Jacob wanted to be a musician. But after getting noticed at a talent showcase, his future manager saw he had what it took to be an actor.
The last time he was home was last November, when he spent time talking to students at his alma mater and attending a play at St. Andrew’s Priory.
He says it’s important to give back.
But like any local boy away from home, there are things about Hawaii that he misses.
Batalon recently finished shooting another film alongside Tim Blake Nelson, and is set to reprise his role in the Spider Man sequel.