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Andrew Garfield Reflects On His Time As Spider-Man

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Playing a superhero is not always as easy and as fun as it sounds. There’s the hectic schedule, the strict diet, and creative differences to name a few. In Andrew Garfield‘s case, he recalls that his experience playing Spider-Man taught him a difficult lesson: Story and character are not always “top of the priority list.”

In a segment for Variety titled Actors on Actors alongside Amy Adams, the Hacksaw Ridge actor revealed his “heartbreak” while playing the webslinger –

“I found that really, really tricky. I signed up to serve the story, and to serve this incredible character that I’ve been dressing as since I was three, and then it gets compromised and it breaks your heart. I got heartbroken a little bit to a certain degree.”

He also revealed his struggle in coming to terms with big-budget films:

“There’s something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really dangerous. I was still young enough to struggle with the value system, I suppose, of corporate America really, it’s a corporate enterprise mostly.”

Actor Tom Holland has currently taken up the mantle of Spider-Man, making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, and will be seen again this July in his solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The full interview is scheduled to air on PBS SoCal presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on January 3rd.

What did you think about The Amazing Spider-Man films? Who do you think is the best Spider-Man?

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When she is not studying to receive her B.A. in Communications, Jessenika loves to spend her free time going to the movies, tweeting, and reading all the latest fandom news on her timeline. She hopes to one day become an entertainment journalist so that she may meet and/or interview her favorite celebrities.