Marvel star Tom Holland said in an interview published Tuesday that he has decided to take a break from acting after his “tough time” acting in and executive producing the new Apple TV+ thriller “The Crowded Room.”
The 27-year-old actor said that the series, which deals with mental health issues, was “a tough time for sure” as he took on the role of Danny Sullivan, a young man arrested for a shocking crime in 1979. The series is based on the real-life story of Billy Milligan, who was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, Extra reported.
“We were exploring certain emotions that I have definitely never experienced before,” Holland said. “And then on top of that, being a producer, dealing with the day-to-day problems that come with any film set, just added that extra level of pressure, but I really enjoyed it.”
“I love the learning curve of becoming a producer,” he added. “I’m no stranger to hard work. I’ve always sort of lived by this idea that hard work is good work.”
“I really enjoyed it, but then again, the show did break me,” the actor continued. “There did come a time where I was sort of like, ‘I need to have a break.’ I disappeared. I went to Mexico for a week and had some time on a beach and lay low. And I’m now taking a year off, and that is a result of how difficult this show was.”
The “Spider-Man” star said he’s really enjoying his break and has been traveling a bit after working on the series for 10 months.
“I’ve been seeing my family. I’ve been seeing my friends. I’ve been playing golf,” Holland said. “I’ve been going to the garden center and buying plants and doing my best to keep them alive and all that sort of stuff. I’ve just been trying to be (a) regular bloke from Kingston and just relax.”
The actor said despite the role being tough, after playing the character he feels like he’s “grown up a lot, perhaps more so in the 10 months of making this show than I have in my entire career. It definitely feels like the beginning of the next chapter, and I feel really good. I’m really happy.”