Andrew Garfield is trying to clarify his comment that he was “a gay man right now without the physical act,” after being accused of queer baiting when discussing his latest role in Tony Kushner‘s play Angels in America.
Speaking to Newsbeat, the 33-year-old explained how his statement was taken out of context:
“That’s of course not what I meant at all. That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I get to work on something so profound. It’s a love letter to the LGBTQ community. We were talking about, ‘How do you prepare for something so important and big?’ and basically I was saying, ‘I dive in as fully as I possibly can.'”
He went on to explain:
“My longing is to serve and to keep the world spinning forward for the LGBTQ community in whatever way I’m meant to. It’s important to a community that I feel so welcomed by. The intention [in my comments] was to speak to that, speak to my desire to play this part to the best of my ability and to fully immerse myself in a culture that I adore.”
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