Andrew Garfield is a fast-riser in Hollywood, but thanks to the roles he’s chosen (a lot of them supporting and background) he’s been mostly invisible in the eyes of most moviegoers. Well that’s all going to change when the 27-year old suits up to play Spider-Man later this year.
So why exactly did Garfield say Yes to such a high-profile, geek-ish role? Was it the money? The chicks? The tight costume that’s bound to be a little tight in the crotch area?
Garfield tells THR his reasons:
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**king 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.
“Spider-Man 4” reboots in theaters in the Summer of 2012. Meanwhile, he’s got David Fincher’s “The Social Network” and the sci-fi drama “Never Let Me Go” coming out first.