Monday, October 11, 2010

Andrew Garfield Chats About His Preparation for Spider-Man

Source: Risky Business

Ever since it was officially announce in July that Andrew Garfield would play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Marc Webb's upcoming reboot (which I think is a great idea btw), no one involved has spoken about the project, until now.

Below is his lengthy, but quite fun and fascinating response, to a question about how he's prepping for the role. Shooting isn't supposed to start until December, so he doesn't have too much to say just yet.

"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 fucking 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."

Couldn't have asked for a more genuine response. He seems like a very humble guy, which is nice. I'm kind of fan of his work, so I'm excited for this reboot. I think he'll do great! In response to a question about wrapping his brain around the extreme exposure of being Spider-Man, he replied: "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… 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." I just love his answer btw!

Without any details known about the story or even what the costume may looks like, there's not much to add about this for now. But with production starting later this year/early next year, we'll probably be hearing a lot more sooner than we think. For the full interview, head over to THR's Risky Business. Lastly, as for what exactly he's focusing on doing right now, well, it's a key element of the superhero physique: "Flexibility is my main focus right now. Making sure that I can be as flexible as possible." WOW! Gotta love that. ;) Personally, I feel Garfield is perfectly cast and I love how excited he is to play the iconic super-hero. Can't wait to see him as Spider-Man! And if you haven't seen the The Social Network yet, what are you waiting for?! It's a must see! He's currently at the Telluride Film Festival promoting Never Let Me Go, which was released to limited theaters on September 15th and looks amazing. I can't wait to see it.

What do you make of all this?...


Patrick Buchan said...

If Andrew Garfield's versatility as an actor is at all a question to anyone, you have to watch Part I of the Red Riding trilogy. And now shame on you for 1) having not seen it 2)questioning his abilities. Comparing Red Riding Prt. I to The Social Network, his character portrayals are night and day and delivered beautifully. This guy's gonna be around for a while. I'm excited for the Spider-Man reboot.

Kristen said...

What are you talking about... questioning his abilities? I never did that nor did I compare this fine actor to anything/one. haha Thanks for the comment tho. ;)

Patrick Buchan said...

Haha! It was just a general comment not aimed at anybody in particular. Seriously, though. Red Riding Pt.1. Watch it.

Meanwhile... Rhys Ifans cast as the Villain! This is going to be awesome!!

Kristen said...

Oh I see.haha And yeah, I just heard the news earlier today. Very, very cool! Normally I roll my eyes at reboots, but I'm really excited for this one. I'm already loving the cast.

I'll def. check out RR Pt.1 soon! Thanks.

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