Tom Holland has admitted that Hollywood is “not for me”.
The British actor has appeared in a number of box office hits including the Spider-Man film series and 2022 Unexplored Adjustment.
Appears on the Intentionally Podcast Holland, 27, said that while he loved making films, he didn’t enjoy being in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
“Look, I’m really a big fan of filmmaking, but I really don’t like Hollywood, it’s not for me,” he told host and life coach Jay Shetty.
“The business really scares me. I understand that I am part of this company and I enjoy the way I interact with it. Still, I’m always looking for ways to break away from it and just live as normal a life as possible.”
Holland admitted that some of his friends had “lost themselves” in the entertainment industry, which he was keen to avoid.
“I definitely think it was a constant thought, which is, ‘Don’t lose yourself,'” he said.
“I’ve seen so many people come before me and lose themselves, and I’ve had friends that I grew up with who aren’t my friends anymore because of their dedication to this business.”
“I’m just really keen to focus on what makes me happy… That’s the stuff I should be protecting.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Holland spoke openly about getting sober, admitting he was “obsessed” with alcohol before quitting.
The Marvel star quit drinking in Dry January – a month when people abstain from alcohol for a month after the holidays – after being “very worried” he had a problem.
“I didn’t wake up one day and say, ‘I’ll stop drinking,'” he said. “Like many Brits, I just had a very, very wet December. [It was] At Christmas time, I was on vacation, drank a lot and was always able to drink a lot.
“All I could think about was to have a drink. That’s all I could think of. I woke up and thought about it. I looked at the clock: ‘What time is it 12?’”
Holland continued: “It just scared me a lot. I just thought, ‘Wow. “Maybe, maybe I’m a bit of a sucker for alcohol.” So I decided to punish myself and say, “I’m doing February, too.” I’m taking two months off. If I can take a two-month break, I can prove to myself that I don’t have a problem.’”
Holland noted that when he hit his self-imposed deadline, he was “the happiest person I’ve ever met in my life.”