Spider-Man’s most famous British actor, Tom Holland, has spoken candidly about his struggles with sobriety. The 27-year-old actor said that giving up booze was “the best thing I’ve ever done” in an interview with Jay Shetty’s podcast, adding that he had been “scared” by how much he had become dependent on it.
Holland discovered that despite vowing to complete a dry January, “all I could think about was having a drink” following a “very, very boozy” Christmas period in 2022. I was genuinely afraid.
I simply thought, “Wow, maybe I have a little bit of an alcohol problem.”
Holland made the decision to prolong his abstinence, but he struggled to do so in England because, in his opinion, drinking and socializing there are very closely related.
According to Holland, “I felt like I couldn’t be social.” “I thought there was no way I could go to the pub and get a lime soda. I was unable to have a date night. My struggles were severe.
Since “so much of it is about how much can you drink,” he continued, he especially discovered that he needed to keep his distance from pals in the rugby world.
I simply thought to myself, “Why? Is this liquid making me a slave? Why is the want to consume this drink so compelling to me?
The actor was “the happiest I’ve ever been in my life” when he turned 27 on June 1 since he had abstained from alcohol for six months. Improved sleep and the capacity to deal with common challenges were among the advantages he discovered.
“I could handle set-related mishaps that ordinarily would have upset me. The clarity of my mind was much improved. I experienced improved fitness and health.
I was absolutely addicted to alcohol, and I’m glad to say that. I have no reluctance in doing that.
According to Holland, his mother decided to travel similarly as a result of his example, which had favorable effects.
It’s been fantastic, he remarked, and she’s loving it. The difference I feel since giving up alcohol is unbelievable. I do feel wonderful, though.
After a demanding run of The Crowded Room on Apple TV, where he played an American criminal with dissociative identity disorder, Holland is currently taking a vacation from acting.
Before earning his breakthrough on the big screen with 2012’s tsunami film The Impossible, Holland’s career first gained momentum when he played Billy Elliot on the West End.
In 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, he made his Spider-Man debut. Since then, he has starred in three independent Spider-Man films. The highest-grossing movie of 2021 was the most recent one, No Way Home.