Social media users tease Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky for making Tom Cruise 'look tall' during recent meet
Twitter users poked fun at Zelensky and Cruise for their height after the two recently met in Kiev. The actor has, on numerous occasions, faced comments about his height and how he makes himself taller in the movies
While Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for his connection with Donald Trump, on a lighter note, he had recently hosted 'Top Gun' actor Tom Cruise at his headquarters in Kiev.
Many people were interested in the meeting of the actor-turned-politician Zelensky with Cruise that took place on on Monday, September 30.
Many Twitter users also found the situation hilarious and made fun of the two men's height. One user shared, "If they stood on each other's shoulders they still wouldn't be tall enough to ride the teacups at #Disneyland".
Another wrote, "How damn short is Zelensky? Tom Cruise looks tall next to him." A third user chimed in, "Isn't Tom Cruise like 5'6" tall? How short does that make Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?" Another user wrote, "Never thought I'd say this but Tom Cruise looks tall next to that guy".
The actor's height has been the point of focus for several years as behind-the-scenes pictures from films show Cruise standing on stools to appear taller. In some pictures, he is even seen wearing elevated shoes which have insoles in order to make himself a bit taller.
There are also pictures that show him appearing to be the same height or taller than his former wife Katie Holmes who is 5'9.
During the meeting, Zelensky had jokingly said that it was very exhausting to be president and had spoken about the stalled peace process for chaotic and conflicted eastern Ukraine.
Cruise is reportedly studying and looking at different locations in Ukraine for an upcoming film, according to Zelensky's office. When Cruise walked in, Zelenskiy told him, "you're good looking, like in a movie". Cruise responded to Zelensky saying, "it pays the bills".
Zelensky has previously shared pictures of his meetings with actors including the likes of Mila Kunis, who originates from Ukraine, her husband Ashton Kutcher, Robin Wright and Craig Mazin.