"When we did the screen tests, there were six of us all in this room waiting to audition. It felt like The Hunger Games." - Tom Holland on His Spider-Man Audition
""I rang up my agent and I said, 'Just get me a self- tape. Please let me send something so that they can see me.'" - Tom Holland
After a half dozen cast injuries, over $12,000 in fines for safety violations, hundreds of late night jokes, $75 million in production costs, millions of dollars more in worldwide advertising, and over 1000 performances, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will reportedly close on Broadway in January. It brings to a close the most expensive and one of the most controversial Broadway shows of all time without recouping its immense costs for its producers. What exactly went wrong for the production? Well, actually, seemingly everything did. While still in pre-production the show already cost more than most musicals, and it was ... Read more
Andrew Garfield decided to use his time off from playing Spider-Man to star in the Broadway production of Death of a Salesman. It was a calculated career move from the promising up-and-comer. “I did a play, and that was all I needed to do to cleanse the ol’ palate,” he said in an interview with Vulture. “And it was quite a palate cleanser! It really did a number on me. I don’t make my life easy, I don’t know what it is. I have a masochistic quality about me, I guess.” After starring in The Amazing Spider-Man and shooting the ... Read more
Denis Leary was surprised to learn that The Amazing Spider-Man Director Marc Webb would let him improvise when he took on the part of Captain George Stacy.
If you have yet to hear about this Andrew Garfield fellow, you obviously haven't been paying attention to the significant coverage of his starring role in Broadway's recent revival of Death of a Salesman and the even bigger coverage of his turn as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Andrew Garfield, who just finished his Tony nominated run on Broadway in Death of a Salesman, recently spoke about his nomination and gearing up for the release of his new movie, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Perhaps ten or twenty years ago it would’ve been quite a shock for an actor to go from starring in what many consider the greatest American play on Broadway to playing a superhero in a big-budget movie that opens a few weeks later. But when the actor is as talented and passionate as Andrew Garfield it isn’t so surprising. In a candid interview with the New York Times, Garfield spoke about the vast difference between the two roles and how he deals with celebrity. Garfield admits the he took on the role in A Death of a Salesman in a ... Read more
The cast of The Amazing Spider-Man was at Comic-Con this past weekend and I'm completely bummed that I missed it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and director Marc Webb all appeared and showed the massive Hall H crowd an extended trailer and had the first look at the movies villain, The Lizard.
Director: Mark Webb Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell
How does he explain his good fortune? "Ultimately a lot of it is just right place, right time."