“I cannot do anything about my height”: Tom Holland Insecure About His Height, Admits Using One Trick to Look Taller Than His Co-Stars on Red Carpet

"I cannot do anything about my height": Tom Holland Insecure About His Height, Admits Using One Trick to Look Taller Than His Co-Stars on Red Carpet
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Tom Holland is one of the most loved Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, who is known to play the role of Spiderman. The young actor started his career with the disaster drama The Impossible in 2012, but his career got a major twist for good with his entry into the MCU, where he became the youngest actor to play a titular role in superhero movies like Spiderman: Homecoming. The actor has also done notable movies like Uncharted and Cherry.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man in a still from Spider-Man: Far From Home
Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Being a popular name in Hollywood, the actor is known for his quirky and frank style. Holland is also often the topic of discussion for his height. Prior to the release of Uncharted, the actor opened up on his height comparison with his costar Mark Wahlberg.

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Tom Holland reveals secret trick for looking taller in pictures with his taller co-stars

Uncharted actors might not be considered too short in comparison to the average male height, which is 5 feet, 9 inches. However, his height was not by far the tallest when stood beside some of his 6 foot plus co-stars, including Chris Evans and Jon Favreau.

Holland’s height became a more popular topic of discussion when he started dating his Spider-man co-star Zendaya, who is two inches taller than him. Although the actor had shared a few laughs on jokes about his height, he also admitted that he feels insecure about being shorter.

Tom Holland & Mark Wahlberg
Tom Holland & Mark Wahlberg

Holland shared with GQ,


“I’d do this thing on red carpets where I would stand closer to the photographers than the people behind me (to look taller). I cannot do anything about my height.”

As per reports, the height of the Spider-man: Far From Home actor is 5 foot-8 inches.

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Tom Holland on his height difference with Uncharted co-star Mark Wahlberg

Actors Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg have become good friends since they did a movie together. They would often hang out together during the shoot of Uncharted, and are also famous for pranking or teasing each other on social media.


Before the release of the film, Holland shared an Uncharted teaser on Instagram and talked about their height difference.

Tom Holland
Tom Holland

He wrote a caption with a laughing emoji in the caption.

“For the record, @markwahlberg is [5-foot-9] to my [5-foot-8].” 

Even in the film, there is a funny scene related to Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg’s height difference. Wahlberg’s character, Victor Sullivan says,


“We better get small. Or in your case, smaller.” 

Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake responds,

“You’re only, like, one inch taller than me.”

Sully promptly replies,

“I think it’s a little bit more than that, kid.”

Tom Holland Uncharted
Tom Holland Uncharted

While the actor could not do anything about his height, he was significantly impressed by the massive structure of Mark Wahlberg and decided to bulk up. During the lockdown period, Holland decided to use the time to gain muscle for the action movie. He shared with Total Film,


“We went home for five months; all I did was eat and train, eat and train, eat and train. To put a bit of timber on, to make me look not like a child next to Mark.”

Ruben Fleischer’s film Uncharted was released in February 2022. The cast included Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Rudy Pankow, and more.

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Source- Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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