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Spider-Man star Tom Holland considers quitting acting amid a “midlife crisis”

“I don’t even know if I want to be an actor", Holland said in a new interview

By Charlotte Krol

Tom Holland 'Spider-Man'
Tom Holland made his third stand-alone appearance as Peter Parker in 'No Way Home'. (Photo: Sony)

Tom Holland has said that he is weighing up whether to quit acting at the age of 25, citing feelings of a “midlife crisis”.

The Spider-Man star said in a new interview that he might swap his acting career for a more rigorous return to his dancing roots. Holland played Billy Elliott on the West End as a child and was recently cast in a biopic about Fred Astaire, long considered Hollywood’s greatest dancer.

“I don’t even know if I want to be an actor,” he told Sky News in an interview to promote his new film, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.

“I started acting when I was 11 and I haven’t done anything else, so I’d like to go and do other things. Genuinely, I’m sort of…having a midlife crisis – at 25, I’m having like a pre-midlife crisis,” he said.

But he added that he was grateful for the opportunities his stint in the Spider-Man franchise has afforded him, saying that it’s enabled him to “do some amazing things”.

His comments follow him responding to rumours of a new ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, saying that the franchise has an “incredibly bright future”.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, the last film in the current trilogy, is set to come to UK cinemas next Wednesday (December 15), and was originally assumed to be the last ‘Spider-Man’ film.

However, after producer Amy Pascal hinted that more movies might be on the way, Holland was asked about the future of ‘Spider-Man’ in a new interview.

Appearing on French TV show Quotidien, Holland said: “Listen, all I’ll say is we have some very, very exciting things to be talking about.”

“I don’t know what those things are or what they will transpire to be, but it looks like it’s an incredibly bright future ahead,” he added. “And, as I’ve said before, Spider-Man will forever live in me.”

‘No Way Home’ is expected to be the biggest film of the year – and possibly of all time – with pre-sales outstripping that of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019) ahead of its release.

It hits UK cinemas on December 15, before opening in US theatres on December 17.