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Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Andrew Garfield was a little 'heartbroken' after playing Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield was a little 'heartbroken' after playing Spider-Man

As the movie industry braces for the third incarnation of Peter Parker ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming, spare a thought for Andrew Garfield and Sony's canned Amazing Spider-Man series.

When Garfield first appeared onscreen as the famous wall-crawler, he was but a 28-year-old boy who foolishly still believed that big-budget superhero movies were more about telling a good story or presenting well-rounded characters than they were about making money. Garfield, in particular, spoke about how his role as the web-crawler had an effect on him: "There's something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really risky". "There's something about being that young in that kind of machinery that I think is really unsafe".

While it didn't turn out like he had hoped, Garfield's two Spider-Man films are still well liked, and he has successfully moved on to other projects, such as the recently released Hacksaw Ridge.

"There's something that happened with that experience for me where story and character were not actually top of the priority list, ultimately, " said Garfield.

Speaking in conversation with Amy Adams for Variety, Garfield says that landing the coveted role of Peter Parker took a toll on him.

Talking with Amy Adams as part of Variety's Actors on Actors series, the two discussed playing iconic characters in superhero movies.

Andrew - who was replaced by Tom Holland as Spider-Man - shared with Variety's "Actors On Actors" series: "There's something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really unsafe". I was very young -- 25, 26 -- and I felt young.

After signing up to serve the story and character of "The Amazing Spider-Man", Andrew Garfield is a bit heartbroken. Garfield, meanwhile, will next star in Silence with Adam Driver. Then it gets compromised, and it breaks my heart. That can be tricky: When you show up and you really want to retain a character and you have to serve the story.

She likened playing Lois to theatre, saying her in "theatre, roles get played time and time again with different interpretations", meaning it is hard to feel ownership of the characters.

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