Tom Holland Taking A Year Off From Acting Following ‘The Crowded Room’

Tom Holland is a busy dude, having starred in multiple blockbuster studio projects in his very short career. And yet he still finds time to fit in smaller projects that allow him to explore different kinds of roles. One of those that apparently hit him quite hard was Apple TV+ series, The Crowded Room. Holland, who also acted as a producer, was so worn out by the experience and the emotional drain that he’s decided to take a year off from acting.

Holland confirmed the news while speaking to Extra

“It was a tough time, for sure,” Holland said. “We were exploring certain emotions that I have definitely never experienced before. 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.”

He added, “I’m no stranger to hard work. I’ve lived by the idea that hard work is good work. Then again, the show did break me. There did come a time where I needed a break and disappeared and went to Mexico for a week and had time on a beach and laid low. I’m now taking a year off, and that is a result of how difficult this show was. I am excited to see how it turns out. I feel like our hard work wasn’t in vain.”

So where does this leave Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man 4, which is still in the earliest stages of development? It probably won’t have any effect considering the writers strike has everything stalled for the unforeseeable future.

You can check out The Crowded Room on Apple TV+ now.

Travis Hopson
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