Tom Holland is taking a well-earned break.
The Spider-Man star has revealed he plans to take one year off after filming his latest Apple TV+ series, The Crowded Room.
“It was a tough time for sure,” he tells Extra in a video posted online.
“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 kind of problems that come with any film set just added that extra level of pressure but I really enjoyed it.”
He continued, “I loved the learning curve of becoming a producer, I’m no stranger to hard work. I’ve always sort of lived by this idea that hard work is good work and I really enjoyed it. But then again, the show did break me. 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.”
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Tom portrays Danny Sullivan in the series, a man who is arrested for a shocking crime in New York City in 1979. The 10-episode thriller, based on the real-life crimes of Billy Milligan who was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, is told through interviews and also stars Amanda Seyfried as interrogator Rya Goodwin.
During an interview with EW last month, Tom shared how working on the series helped him become more aware of his own mental health.
“Learning about mental health and the power of it, and speaking to psychiatrists about Danny and Billy’s struggles, has been something that has been so informative to my own life,” the actor said, adding that he can now recognise “triggers” such as social media which can stress him out.
The first three episodes of The Crowded Room will be available on Apple TV+ on June 9, with new episodes airing every Friday.
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