Tom Holland, Zendaya Discuss Height Difference in ‘Spider-Man’ Stunt

  • Tom Holland and Zendaya discussed their height difference Friday on “The Graham Norton Show.”
  • Zendaya and Holland star in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” which will be released on December 17.
  • Zendaya recalled a stunt during “Spider-Man: No Way Home” where she hits “the ground before he does.”

Tom Holland and Zendaya got pulled into a lighthearted discussion about their height difference on the set of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” when they both appeared Friday on “The Graham Norton Show.”

Holland and Zendaya return to the Marvel franchise as Peter Parker and MJ, respectively, for a third installment that will also see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus from “Spider-Man 2.”

“There’s a particular stunt, I don’t know if it’s in this, where Spider-Man swings us on top of a bridge, and he places me there,” Zendaya said.

“He’s supposed to gently rest MJ on the bridge and walk away from her,” she continued.

However, since the “Euphoria” actress is taller, Zendaya said she touched the ground before Holland.

“Because of our height difference … we were attached, so I would land before him,” she said. “My feet obviously hit the ground before he does.”

“I’m the superhero, I’m supposed to look cool and I would land and my feet would swing from underneath me, and then she would catch me,” Holland said.

After the two stars demonstrated the stunt for the audience, Zendaya said that Holland’s reaction was “very lovely.” 

“You were like, ‘Oh my gosh, thank you,’” she remarked, with Holland adding, “It’s so nice to be caught for a change.”

Holland and Zendaya attended the Ballon d’Or Football award ceremony together on November 29, which fueled further speculation around their relationship status.

In a November 2021 interview with GQ, Holland spoke to Oliver Franklin-Wallis about his relationship with Zendaya. “Having her in my life was so instrumental to my sanity.” He also referenced a viral photo from July 2021 which appeared to show the two stars kissing in a car.

“One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really in our control anymore, and a moment that you think is between two people that love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the entire world,” he continued.

“I’ve always been really adamant to keep my private life private because I share so much of my life with the world anyway, We sort of felt robbed of our privacy,” Holland told the outlet.

In an October 2021 interview with InStyle, Zendaya referred to her relationship with Holland as a “good time,” calling the “Uncharted” actor, “Very charismatic.”

“[He] can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat,” she told InStyle.

Representatives for Zendaya and Holland did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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