Over the weekend at Telluride, I had the opportunity to meet Andrew Garfield, one of the stars of Never Let Me Go (which I loved), The Social Network (which I probably will love), and will be playing the new Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot. Garfield seems like a really nice guy, down to earth, he’s definitely very talented, and judging by his list of upcoming credits — things are looking up.
While chatting about Never Let Me Go, Garfield talked about how he’s been preparing a long time to star in Marc Webb‘s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.
When The Hollywood Reporter asked Garfield if he has been prepping for Spider-Man, he responded with the following:
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.
As for training and prep, Garfield says “I’m sure there will be a bunch of that, yeah. Flexibility is my main focus right now. Making sure that I can be as flexible as possible. It’s all kind of starting up so I haven’t really got much to say about it.” You can read the whole interview which deals mainly with Never Let Me Go and The Social Network, on THR.