I imagine it won't be hard to find an audience for your next movie...the Spider-Man reboot.
(Laughs) What if no one sees it? It'd be hilarious. Maybe there'll be boycotters. My self-sabotaging makes me want to head the boycott.
But this is the role you've played since you were a child.
Yes. On Halloween. Bedtimes. Tuesdays. When I was auditioning, my parents sent me a photo of me as a kid in the Spider-Man costume. I gave it to my agent, and my agent slipped it to the studio as they were making their decision.
What skinny kid wouldn't love that character? I can't overstate enough when you start to actually identify what's happened and you go, "Yeah, I did dream of being Spider-Man when I was a kid." I'm trying not to lose my mind about it. But it's not superficial to me. It's not frothy or frivolous.
That sense of responsibility nicely dovetails into the character, doesn't it?
Yes, the overriding theme of the comic is: With great power comes great responsibility. And, yes, I feel a huge sense of pressure and responsibility.
But...um...hopefully fun too, right?
(Laughs) We're two weeks in. The first week was full of stunts, and I've never felt happier in my whole life. I'm all bruised and scratched up, and it feels really good. It's just me throwing myself up against walls, which is incredibly fun and painful and testing my manhood. It's a childhood fantasy I'm living out.
Click here to view the rest of the photos of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, sharing the scene with Emma Stone in the role of Gwen Stacy.
Pretty cool, huh? He does have the look of Peter. But what do you think? Please let me know what you think in the usual place below! Thanks! =)
The untitled Spider-Man reboot hits theaters in 3-D on July 3rd, 2012.
~ Gobbie, Out! ~