Los Angeles: Spiderman star Tom Holland has announced that he will be taking a year-long break following his involvement in the emotionally challenging series 'The Crowded Room'.
In the Apple TV+ anthology show, the 27-year-old actor portrays the character of Danny Sullivan. The series delves into the real-life accounts of individuals who have confronted mental illness, sharing their triumphs and the lessons they have learned in their journey towards a fulfilling life.
Holland, who pulled double duty as producer on the first season of 'The Crowded Room', said backing the project just added to the pressure.
"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," the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" star told entertainment magazine Extra.
While he is "no stranger to hard work" and "really enjoyed" working on this series, Holland admitted that "the show did break me".
"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," he added.
'The Crowded Room' is a 10-episode limited series about a man who is arrested following his involvement in a New York City shooting in 1979.
In the psychological thriller, Holland plays Danny Sullivan, a character based on Billy Mulligan, a man known as The Campus Rapist and the subject of a highly publicised court case in the late 1970s.
The first three episodes of the show will start streaming on Apple TV+ starting June 9 and release an episode a week every Friday after that until July 28.
(With PTI inputs)