Spider-Man star Zendaya reckons that saving the world is just as stressful as passing a test or talking to a girl.

Put simply: Tom Holland's Peter Parker is going to have his hands full in the latest Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming - all because he's a teenager who mixes school with being a superhero.

Former Disney Channel star Zendaya plays Parker's classmate Michelle Toomes, in this latest interpretation of the Spider-Man tale, the comic world's much-loved teen web-spinning crime fighter.

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She knows that Parker has his hands full and told RTÉ Entertainment's John Byrne: "He's a human being, for one, and he's a teenager - meaning, he's 15.

"So we kind of explore what would a real 15-year-old do when these powers happen to him.

"It's like, you're not going to all of a sudden understand how to harness this power. You're not going to all of sudden be able to save the world and know what to do.

Tom Holland as Spider-man

"You're going to make mistakes, and you're going to think that you know more than you do – because that's what all young people do.

"And then also, the stakes of saving the world – for you, at 15-years-old, when everything is a big deal – this is as high as like passing a test or talking to a girl. It's just as stressful."

Spider-Man: Homecoming is released on July 5. Read our review here.