Tom Holland, known for his role as Spider-Man, recently discussed his decision to take a break from acting for a year. In an interview with Extra, published on June 6, he revealed that filming his new series, The Crowded Room, took a toll on him emotionally and mentally.
“It was a difficult time,” Tom shared. “We explored emotions that I had never experienced before. And as a producer, dealing with the challenges that come with any film set added extra pressure.”
Tom emphasized that his year-long hiatus was a result of the demanding nature of the show. Despite the challenges, he expressed pride in the work of the cast and crew.
“I’ve always believed in the value of hard work,” he said. “I enjoyed it, but the show did push me to my limits. There came a point where I realized I needed a break.”
Tom portrays Danny Sullivan in The Crowded Room, a character arrested in connection with a 1979 shooting in New York City. The series follows his story through intriguing interrogations led by detective Rya Goodwin, played by Amanda Seyfried.
This decision to step back from acting isn’t the only adjustment Tom has made for his well-being. Last August, he shared his resolution to take a break from social media to protect his mental health. He acknowledged the negative impact of overstimulation and the harmful effects of reading online comments about himself.
Tom concluded his message by encouraging others who may be going through similar experiences, stating that seeking help and support should not be stigmatized.
Taking care of one’s mental health is crucial, and Tom Holland’s decision to prioritize his well-being serves as an important reminder for everyone.