Marvel star Tom Holland has recently revealed the reason behind his decision to take a year-long break from acting after his involvement in the demanding series, “The Crowded Room.”
In the Apple TV+ anthology show, the 27-year-old actor portrays the character of Danny Sullivan, delving into the true and inspiring stories of individuals who have faced mental illness and successfully learned to live with it.
Holland, who also served as a producer on the show’s first season, opened up about the additional pressure he faced, saying, “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.
I’m now taking a year off, and that is a result of how difficult this show was,” shared the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star in an interview with entertainment magazine Extra.
Tom Holland Serves As A Producer For The First Season Of The Crowded Room
While Holland is known for his work ethic and expressed his enjoyment of working on the series, he admitted that “the show did break me.” He emphasized the importance of taking a break and mentioned that he is excited to witness the outcome of their hard work, stating, “There did come a time where it sort of was like, ‘I need to have a break.’ I am excited to see how it turns out, and I feel like our hard work wasn’t in vain.”
“The Crowded Room” is a gripping 10-episode limited series centered around a man arrested for his involvement in a New York City shooting in 1979. As a psychological thriller, Holland’s character, Danny Sullivan, is based on Billy Mulligan, also known as The Campus Rapist, who was involved in a highly publicized court case during the late 1970s.
Viewers can look forward to the first three episodes of “The Crowded Room,” which will start streaming on Apple TV+ from June 9. Following this, the subsequent episodes will be released weekly every Friday until July 28.