"The past two years have definitely been the busiest of my career, which is obviously a good thing," the 24-year-old -- who says he's been acting since he was 12 -- tells AOL.com.
PHOTOS: Gregg Sulkin through the years
Gregg Sulkin through the years
Gregg Sulkin through the years
CULVER CITY, CA - JULY 29: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends PUMA and Arsenal Football Club 2016/17 AFC Away & Third Kit reveal event on July 29, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for PUMA)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: Gregg Sulkin attends the boohoo.com Flagship LA Pop Up Store with opening party fueled by CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka on April 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Paul Wilmot )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends the MTV Press Junket & Cocktail Party at The London West Hollywood on February 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gregg Sulkin attends the MTV EMA's 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/MTV 2015/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Gregg Sulkin attends Diesel Black Gold Spring show during 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at Just Jared's Summer Bash Pool Party 2015 on July 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 30: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at the 6th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends Children Mending Heart's 7th Annual Empathy Rocks fundraiser on June 14, 2015 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2014 Fall TV Preview - MTV at The Paley Center for Media on September 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 18: Gregg Sulkin attends the 'Affluenza' screening and Q & A with star Gregg Sulkin and filmmakers at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on July 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Gregg Sulkin visits at The Empire State Building on July 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Gregg Sulkin speaks onstage during the 'MTV - Faking It' panel discussion at the Viacom portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Gregg Sulkin attends the Ninth Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on September 23, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at NYLON Magazine May Young Hollywood Celebration Hosted by Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin Presented by Youtube and Onitsuka Tiger held at Bardot on May 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images For NYLON)
Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Actor Gregg Sulkin visits Planet Hollywood on November 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at The 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on October 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Teen Vogue)
(EXCLUSIVE) Actor Gregg Sulkin attends Variety's 4th Annual Power of Youth event at Paramount Studios on October 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at the premiere of IndustryWorks' 'The Perfect Game' on April 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 23: Actor Gregg Sulkin arrives at the UK Premiere of 'Sixty Six' at Empire Cinema, Leicester Square on October 23, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: British actor Gregg Sulkin arrives for British Premiere of 'Sixty Six' directed by Paul Weiland in London's Leicester Square, 23 October 2006. AFP Photo/Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
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With that said, he values time away from set.
"I do think it's important to find that balance between work and play. I've always wanted to remain somewhat [of] a normal human being."
How does he manage that? Family, nice dinners and video games (Destiny, mainly, he says), to name a few. Oh, and he writes poetry, too.
And while his social media platforms do suggest that some of that downtime is spent online, Sulkin is ultimately torn on the subject (Hint: Instagram is his favorite, if he had to choose).
"Social media is great and it's terrible ... I love interacting with my fans. I love having that personal relationship with them ... I get to share my work with them and parts of my life that I want to share with them. On the other hand ... I think it can be one of the worst things in the world. I think that a lot of people seek validation. A lot of people seek instant gratification from social media, which is not good for the brain or the soul."
We hear him -- but we still think he'd approve if we 'gram our first PSL of the season. It's tradition.