Zendaya and Tom Holland discuss height difference

Zendaya and Tom Holland Shut Down “Stupid Assumptions” Over Their Height Difference

Tom Holland and Zendaya are generally tight-lipped about their relationship, but recently they’ve given fans a bit of insight into their feelings on public perception of their love connection. First, Tom dished on how they felt “robbed” of their privacy after the paparazzi shared pictures of him kissing Zendaya online without their consent. The couple is now addressing concerns over their two-inch height difference. The Spider-Man: No Way Home star is reportedly 5′ 8” tall while his co-star and rumored girlfriend is 5′ 10”.

Zendaya says her ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ costar Jamie Foxx had dance parties on set, and she and Tom Holland weren’t invited

The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star Zendaya said that Jamie Foxx hosted dance parties on the set of the Marvel movie, and she and Tom Holland weren’t invited.

“He would bring music and then the lighting department would play lights as well,” Zendaya, who reprises her role as MJ in Jon Watts’ third standalone “Spider-Man” film (in theaters on Friday), said in a new interview with Serieously.

Zendaya was joined by Holland for a game in which they took turns spinning a wheel with their costars’ faces on it and sharing an anecdote about whichever actor the ticker landed on. At one point, they manipulated the wheel so it would land on Foxx.

Holland described Foxx as “one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with.” Foxx previously portrayed the villain Electro/Max Dillon in 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” alongside the Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield.

Zendaya steals the show in spider-like eye mask and dress with bedazzled webs alongside beau Tom Holland at Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere

Zendaya and Tom Holland naturally stole the show as they attended the world premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in Los Angeles on Monday evening.

The on-and-offscreen couple, both 25, were seen affectionately posing alongside one another at the Regency Village theatre, where they beamed bright ahead of the screening of their latest Marvel film.

Tom Holland Speaks Out Against ‘Ridiculous’ Gendered Height Double Standard

Tom Holland has received acclaim from fans and critics alike for his loveable performance as Peter Parker in the MCU’s Spider-Man films. With the newest movie No Way Home expected to bring in characters from previous iterations of the franchise, comparisons between Holland and previous Spidey actors are sure to come up, but one thing is for sure: Holland is proud to be playing Spider-Man as a short king.

During a recent press interview on SiriusXM, host Jessica Shaw pointed out the “problematic” assumption that women should be shorter than their male partners in heterosexual relationships, referring specifically to the romantic on-screen pairing of Holland and Zendaya, who plays MJ. Holland responded by joking that Zendaya is “not that much taller” than him, then went on to explain that their height difference is not an issue.

“It’s a stupid assumption,” he says. “It’s ridiculous. I remember when we were doing the Spider-Man screen tests, I mean, you’d have to ask [director] Jon Watts this question, but every girl we tested for both roles was taller than me. And I wonder whether that was a decision Jon had made, there was no-one who tested that was shorter than I was. To be fair, I am quite short. So maybe that’s a decision Jon Watts made, and something he was aware of, and he wanted to break the stereotype.”


Christmas arrives a week early this year for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, in particular, its friendly neighborhood web-slinger, as Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021. The third solo joint for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker finds Spidey looking to conceal his outed secret identity by any means necessary, and when Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) efforts to do so go terribly awry, Peter faces off against classic villains from far-flung universes. To celebrate the release of the new film, stars Holland, Zendaya (MJ), and Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds) sit down to talk about the journey of their characters, from the first time Holland learned he would be Marvel’s new Spider-Man to his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War and his first time trying on the suit (we won’t spoil what he compared it to; it’s… private). Zendaya and Batalon also discuss what it’s like to be a part of the franchise, traveling the world with friends and running from explosions, and what some of their favorite moments throughout the series have been.

Zendaya Wows in Spiderweb-Print Dress Alongside Tom Holland at ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Premiere

Tom Holland and Zendaya are hitting the red carpet for the premiere of their new movie!

The co-stars, and real-life couple, posed together for photos at the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home on Monday evening (December 13) held at the Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles.

For the premiere, Zendaya wowed in a spiderweb-print dress paired with a black lace mask while Tom sported a chocolate-colored suit.

Tom Holland accidentally farted on Zendaya during ‘Spider-Man’ stunt

“There’s a particular stunt where Spider-Man swings us on top of a bridge and he places me there,” Zendaya explained. “Because of our height difference … we were attached, so I would land before him.”

“I’m the superhero. I’m supposed to look cool,” Holland added, revealing that Zendaya had to “catch” him to make the scene work on camera.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” hits theaters on Dec. 17.

Tom Holland Talked About “Ridiculous” Height Stereotypes And How It’s A “Stupid Assumption” It Would Be An Issue That Zendaya Is Taller Than Him

As host Jessica Shaw began asking the couple about their visible height difference during their onscreen kiss in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom chimed in, saying, “Not that much taller. Let’s put this out there. Maybe like an inch or two at best. It’s not like, people say like, ‘How did you guys kiss? It must have been so difficult.'”

After Jessica clarified that she viewed height constraints on women and men as “misogynistic” and “problematic,” Zendaya and Tom agreed — the latter calling it a “stupid assumption” that it would even be an issue. “This is normal too,” Zendaya added. “My mom is taller than my dad. My mom’s taller than everyone.”


Holland en Zendaya zijn het er over eens dat het problematisch en vrouwonvriendelijk is om te denken dat mannen langer horen te zijn dan hun vrouw. De sterren snappen überhaupt niet waarom dat vandaag de dag nog een gespreksonderwerp is.

Hoewel hun lengteverschil privé niets uitmaakt, hebben de twee tortelduifjes wel gemerkt dat het op professioneel gebied soms tot ‘onhandige situaties’ kan leiden. Zo vertelde ze onlangs in The Graham Norton Show over een stunt voor Spider-Man: No Way Home die hierdoor niet helemaal soepel verliep.

“In een scène slingert Spider-Man hen bovenop een brug”, vertelde Zendaya, “maar door ons lengteverschil en het feit dat we aan elkaar vastgebonden zaten, landde ik steeds eerder dan hem, omdat mijn voeten simpelweg eerder de grond raken dan de zijne”.

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