8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Holland

Tom Holland is most known for his role as Peter Parker in the newest Spider-Man films. This young actor, on the other hand, has been performing since he was eight years old and has had some life-changing experiences along the road.

Here are some interesting facts about the baby-faced celebrity that you might not have known.

Tom Holland
Tom Holland

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tom Holland

1. Learned Ballet

Yes, your Peter Parker is an excellent ballerina! Holland’s mother enrolled him in dance lessons at a young age because he was “infatuated” with Janet Jackson’s songs. [1]

2. His MCU Crush

He has a huge crush on Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff. During an interview with British GQ, Holland was asked to pick a “romantic interest” from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he immediately chose Scarlet Witch, calling her “very gorgeous.” [2]

3. Didn’t Know He Was Cast As Spiderman

He didn’t realize it until he was scrolling through Instagram! The actor was supposedly unaware of his selection as Spider-Man until he saw the announcement on social media. [3]

4. Trained Gymnast

As a result, it’s no surprise that Tom Holland is also a trained gymnast and parkour runner in addition to ballet. In fact, Holland’s gymnastics abilities were a major reason he was cast as Spider-Man in the first place. [4]

5. He Attended A School For Gifted Students

Unlike previous Peter Parkers, who attended a conventional high school, Tom Holland’s version attends the Midtown School of Science and Technology, a science-based school that is more accessible to popular audiences. Peter is a kid prodigy who attends a school for gifted students.

6. The Oldest Of His Siblings

While Tom Holland receives a lot of attention, it’s worth remembering that he is the oldest of four children – he has three brothers named Harry, Sam, and Paddy Holland, and Tom is the oldest of the crew.

Tom Holland with his brothers
Tom Holland with his brothers

7. Loves To Play Golf

The actor also spoke with GQ about his golf addiction, telling the newspaper that he plays no matter where he is in the world for whatever movie he is promoting at the time. [5]

8. His Biggest Inspiration

It may appear strange that celebrities have famous heroes and idols but remember: they are humans just like us. It turns out that Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock, is one of Tom Holland’s influences.

Tom Holland with The Rock
Tom Holland with The Rock


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