Tom Holland, the 27-year-old English actor best known for his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently appeared on Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast to share his experience with Hollywood.
In this candid admission, Holland expressed his discomfort with the industry and shared how he actively seeks ways to distance himself from it.
During the podcast, Holland revealed that he does not like Hollywood and is unsettled by the business. Despite enjoying aspects of his work as an actor, he noted that there are potential dangers associated with being a part of the Hollywood machine.
“I really do not like Hollywood. It is not for me. The business really scares me,” Holland revealed during the podcast.
The young actor emphasized that he actively seeks ways to distance himself from the industry, desiring a life as normal as possible.
“I understand that I’m a part of that business and I enjoy my kind of interactions with it. But that said, I am always looking for ways to kind of remove myself from it to kind of just live as normal a life as possible.”
“Today, doing this is a very rare thing for me. I definitely think it has been an ongoing thought, which is, don’t lose yourself. I’ve seen so many people come before me and lose themselves,” he added.
Holland confessed that he had lost friends to the industry – individuals who had fallen prey to the business and strayed from their roots.
“I’ve had friends that I’ve grown up with that aren’t friends of mine anymore because they’ve lost themselves to this business. And I just am really, really keen to focus on what makes me happy, which is my family, it’s my friends, it’s my carpentry, my golf, the charity that my mom runs. That is the stuff that makes me really happy and that’s the stuff that I should protect,” he said.