Andrew Garfield Talks About His Character & Filming On SPIDER-MAN
When I first heard that Andrew Garfield was going to play the role of Peter Parker in Marc Webb‘sSpider-Man I was like who the hell is Andrew Garfield!? I had not seen any of his work and this was before The Social Network was released or I had seen him in Never Let Me Go.
Yes. On Halloween. Bedtimes. Tuesdays. When I was auditioning, my parents sent me a photo of me as a kid in the Spider-Man costume. I gave it to my agent, and my agent slipped it to the studio as they were making their decision.
What skinny kid wouldn’t love that character? I can’t overstate enough when you start to actually identify what’s happened and you go, “Yeah, I did dream of being Spider-Man when I was a kid.” I’m trying not to lose my mind about it. But it’s not superficial to me. It’s not frothy or frivolous.
We’re two weeks in. The first week was full of stunts, and I’ve never felt happier in my whole life. I’m all bruised and scratched up, and it feels really good. It’s just me throwing myself up against walls, which is incredibly fun and painful and testing my manhood. It’s a childhood fantasy I’m living out.