Andrew Garfield has been given the opportunity of a lifetime and it doesn't sound like the boy plans on wasting it. Over the weekend, Andrew was out promoting his new movie, Never Let Me Go, but all anyone wanted to hear about was his prep work for the new Spider-Man movie! Andrew graciously shared how things were going in an interview with THR. Here are some HIGHlights:
Have you been prepping for Spider-Man? I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, “Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?” (laughs) “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…” So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, This is what we’ve been waiting for. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true f—ing honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.
What’s your approach to wrapping your brain around the coming shift in terms of your increased visibility with Spider-Man? Not to give it credence, not to give it any of my energy. Just approach it like any other job that I care about deeply. That may be naïve of me to think that I can just get away with that. But if you give focus to something, it will grow. I just want to be an actor, really. And of course all those things came into consideration when I was making the decision. But at the end of the day, I had faith that I would be able to not be defined by it. And I still have faith that I will be able to get lost in roles and just keep doing what I love to do.
Is there any other prep work you’ll need to do? Will you need to change your physicality or do training? I’m sure there will be a bunch of that, yeah. Flexibility is my main focus right now. Making sure that I can be as flexible as possible. It’s all kind of starting up so I haven’t really got much to say about it.
We can't wait to see just how flexible that will actually be! We're sure your leading lady, whoever she turns out to be, will feel the same way!
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