Andrew Garfield on His Tony Nomination, ‘Spider-Man’ and Wanting to Buy His Spidey Outfit

Andrew-Garfield-SpidermanAndrew Garfield, who just finished his Tony nominated run on Broadway in Death of a Salesman, recently spoke to The Los Angeles Times about his nomination and gearing up for the release of his new movie, The Amazing Spider-Man

The actor admitted, “It’s an honor to be included.  But I get so nervous and anxious at these things that I actually become ill.”

Garfield has been learning a lot while playing Biff in the Arthur Miller play.  He said, “There is something in this play that doesn’t allow you to feel truthful unless you are literally baring every aspect of your soul.”  In fact, the actor is also open about his early aspirations.  He said, “I never wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be the next Muggsy [a basketball player from the ‘80s and ‘90s.]  I was skinny and short.  I’m no longer short [6-foot-1.]  But I’m still skinny.  I’m OK with that now.  But I struggled with it.  It’s very weird to beat yourself up for being born in the wrong body.”

The 28-year-old knew that no matter his career choice, he would always be someone with some inner turmoil. Garfield said, “I am neurotic that way.  I know myself pretty well, why I am the way I am comes very, very easily.  That can be both a gift and a curse because you can tend to over-analyze.”

Even with a bright future ahead, Garfield is still planning wisely.  He said he wants to buy one of his Spider-man suits, which costs about $20,000.  The Brit said, “It’s an investment.  So that when I’m broke—after they fire me from the second Spider-man movie—I’ll be able to sell it to fund my heroin habit.”

The Amazing Spider-Man comes out July 3, and the Tony Awards air June 10 on CBS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/bill-hader.jpg
Bill Hader: “I kind of fell into acting” (video)
Bill Hader, starring in the soon to be released The Skeleton Twins, talks about the film and how he fell into acting and then got “crazy lucky” in this quick video from USA Today. Share on Tumblr
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/director-john-carney-narrates-a.jpg
Director John Carney Narrates a Scene from ‘Begin Again’ Starring Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo
Director John Carney (Once) narrates a scene from his new film, Begin Again. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, the scene shows the first time the two characters meet. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard it’s great.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/holler-if-you-hear-me-gma.jpg
Watch the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Holler If You Hear Me’ Perform ‘California Love’ on GMA
The cast of Broadway’s newest musical, Holler If You Hear Me with music from Tupac Shakur, performed on Good Morning America this morning. Singing ‘California Love’, the cast (including the teriffic Christopher Jackson – read our interview here), show why they’re the most energetic and inspiring group of actors on Broadway. Holler If Ya Hear [...]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/behind-the-scenes-of-dawn-of-the.jpg
Behind the Scenes of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ with Performance Capture Actor Terry Notary
Actor Terry Notary is 1 of 5 actors playing the apes in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. “When you see armies of apes,” he says, that’s “five of us.” Check out the video where you can watch his performance capture work.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/melissa-mccarthy-daily-show.jpg
Melissa McCarthy and John Stewart Talk About Terrible Commercial Auditions on ‘The Daily Show’
Melissa McCarthy stopped by The Daily Show last week to plug about her new movie, Tammy. She talked about how she loved working with her husband, Ben Falcone (director of Tammy) and then segued into talking about some horrible working situations. The always hilarious McCarthy then started to tell host John Stewart about a particular [...]