Tom Holland opens up about being insecure about his height

18 November 2021, 12:50

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By Sam Prance

"I cannot do anything about my height."

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Tom Holland has opened up about his insecurities and revealed that he's struggled with his height throughout his acting career.

You don't have to be a huge Spider-Man fan to know that Tom Holland is one of the most famous actors in the entire world. The 25-year-old first rose to fame playing the titular role of Billy Elliot in the West End musical. Since then, he's become a household name thanks to his portrayal of Peter Parker in the M.C.U. and fans worldwide have fallen in love with him.

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However, in spite of his success, Tom has insecurities just like everyone else. He's self-conscious about his height.

How tall is Tom Holland?

Tom Holland opens up about being insecure about his height
Tom Holland opens up about being insecure about his height. Picture: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage, Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Tom Holland is 5 feet 8 inches tall. Chatting with GQ about his flaws, Tom explained: "One of my biggest faults is that I'm an impossible people pleaser. I don’t like the idea of people not liking me. So I will do whatever I can do to make that not the case."

Tom revealed that this led to an obsession with his height and body. He said: "I'd do this thing on red carpets where I would stand closer to the photographers than the people behind me [to look taller]."

He added that he's since learned to focus on what he can actually control: "I cannot do anything about my height. I can put on more muscle."


Speaking about his upcoming film Uncharted with Mark Wahlberg, Tom said: "I saw him walk onto set in his costume and I was like, 'F***, he is twice my size.' After the [COVID] lockdown, we had five months off, and I just ate and trained and ate and trained. When I got back on set, the first thing he said to me was, 'Wow, somebody has been training.'"

We love you whatever size you are Tom!

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