Andrew Garfield he is finally taking a break after a very busy year. In a span of 14 months, the actor starred in the film Tick, Tick… Boom!based on the Broadway musical, as well as Tammy Faye’s eyes. He returned to the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: There’s no way back homeand earned an Emmy nomination for starring in the TV miniseries Under the banner of heaven.
Garfield sat down with GQ UK to talk about his career to date and his well deserved rest. One of the main talking points was what role he returned to in 2021, seven years after the release of his latest he Spiderman movie. When asked what it was like to play Peter Parker again There is no way to go homegarfield said:
“Doing [No Way Home] it was really just beautiful. I have to treat it like a Spider-Man short with friends. The pressure was off me. It was all on Tom’s shoulders. As if he were his trilogy. And Tobey and I were there to provide support and have as much fun as possible, actually, and be as inventive and imaginative and somehow cushion possible. You know, between the three of us, I was like, Oh shit, that’s going to be interesting. You have three people who truly own this character. But it was really, like, brotherhood first, I think. And I think that shows in what we shot.
When mentioning the actor’s age of 26 when he was originally in the role, Garfield replied:
“I feel it for myself when I’m 26. I’m like, Shit, that was a lot to deal with. That’s a ton of shit to deal with. And I wanted to hire him. I was ready. I was so ready for it. It didn’t feel heavy. But I think there were elements that felt like a lot… I sensed the danger to myself, in terms of fame and exposure.
But he felt motivated knowing that since this could catapult him to fame (and it did), he would be happy to play the part and return to the theater for the rest of his career.
“Even if I took [The Amazing Spider-Man] come on, I was like, I want to be sure I can do Angels in America And Death of a traveling salesman in a few years. I want to be a theater actor first, because it seems evergreen to me. If I can do theater for the rest of my life in front of an audience of 50 a night, I know my life will be fulfilling. It’s not me being talkative, I really know. If everything else fell through, we might not have eaten here [he gestures to the breeze-swept dining room, the ocean view beyond] I would rent an apartment in London and I could do theater”.
I think Garfield can do whatever he wants at this point. He demonstrated his skills as an actor and I like the stories and characters that he portrayed. Whatever he does next, I can’t wait to watch it.