Tom Holland on his fears and woes making ‘Cherry,’ now his serious Oscar buzz [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & AUDIO PODCAST]

“As an actor and as a young man, I’m always looking for things that challenge me in performances that can push me in ways I haven’t been in the past,” he says in our chat above with my Gold Derby colleague Rob Licuria. “And actually taking on a film like ‘Cherry’ comes with its own set of challenges for me. At the beginning, I was very nervous and apprehensive. There were lots of physical challenges, losing the weight, trying to make sure that I looked and felt like someone who was abusing heroin and drugs and someone who was suffering from PTSD. There were the emotional challenges of trying to maintain this.”

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