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Tom Holland: Spider-Man star to take a year-long break from acting; DETAILS HERE

The Hollywood star achieved international recognition by playing Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) in six Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero films.

Tom Holland: Spider-Man star to take a year-long break from acting; DETAILS HERE

Tom Holland at the launch event of NMACC in Mumbai (Photo Credit: 

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Last Updated: 05.55 AM, Jun 10, 2023


In a major blow for Spider-Man fans across the globe, Hollywood actor Tom Holland, who is best known for his role as Peter Parker (or Spider-Man) in the series, has decided to take a break from his acting career.

This development comes at a time when he is being seen on screen in the Apple TV+ thriller series, The Crowded Room – a project which is believed to be his last one before he goes for a break.

In this newly released thriller series, Tom plays a character loosely based on "the rapist" Billy Milligan, a US man who claimed to have 24 alternate personalities. The BBC reported that Milligan was “the first person to be found not guilty of his crimes by reason of insanity - on the basis of an identity disorder - and instead of going to prison, he spent a decade in psychiatric hospitals.”

However, essaying this character on screen was not an easy job, believes Tom Holland, following which, he has now decided to take a break from his career.

In an interview with Extra TV on Wednesday, Holland said, “The role found me exploring certain emotions that I have never experienced before. The off-camera responsibilities had added an extra level of pressure.”

"I'm no stranger to hard work. I have 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,” the 27-year-old adds.

Tom Holland and his connect to India

The Hollywood star has a special connect with India. In the month of April this year, Tom and his rumoured girlfriend Zendaya paid a quick visit to Mumbai to attend the launch of Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre.

This launch event was attended by several A-listers of the film industry, including those based outside India. Some of such celebs are Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Gigi Hadid, and Nick Jonas.

Stay tuned for more updates!