Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
We’re still waiting to see photos of Andew Garfield in Spider-Man (memo to Sony: get an official one online before spy pics beat you to the punch) so for now we’re going to have to rely on more comments from the actor to get a sense of the film. The production is on break for the holidays right now, and while he’s back in England, Mr. Garfield has been doing the press rounds discussing The Social Network, Never Let Me Go, and, of course, Spider-Man.
To the BBC, the actor said of playing the character, “It’s wonderful in theory, isn’t it?” before going on to talk in a very general sense about the level of work that goes into it. He’s a relatively new face in the spotlight, but Garfield is doing a good job of dancing around any specific information about the film while still managing to talk about it in a relatable way.
He described wearing the suit to CapitalFM,
It’s bizarre and I have to not look at my face. It’s strange and surreal to be wearing it and I won’t lie I actually shed a tear when I first wore the spandex for the first time. I didn’t expect to get so emotional but I did.
Besides an acknowledgment that Tobey Maguire reached out to give him blessings on taking the role (“He sent me a lovely message through a mutual friend and he gave me his support and it meant a great deal because a big part of why I have loved and continue to love this character was his portrayal.”) it doesn’t sound like we’re going to get much more out of the actor until the process is farther along. You’ve got to imagine that Sony has insisted that he hit maybe three different nonspecific talking points and nothing else.