Andrew Garfield 'couldn't save Spider-Man'

2015-09-03 16:00

Los Angeles - Andrew Garfield "couldn't save Spider-Man".

The 32-year-old actor was thrilled to land the role of Peter Parker and his alter-ego in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2011 but after a less than stellar reception and an upcoming reboot in the works, Andrew has admitted that the experience has left him disappointed.

He told Zaki's Corner: "I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going... ego shit came in. It's like, 'Okay, here it is. I'm fucking Spider-Man. I fucking made it. I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man.

"I was the actor that I am, the person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I'd elevated so high in my mind. Elevated beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve.

"The great thing is, that's what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn't live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn't rescue those films... even though I didn't sleep."

However, Andrew clarified that the movie and its sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may not have needed rescuing but he was unable to "make them as deep and soulful and... life-giving as I could ever dream.... And it was especially important because that character has always meant so much to me".

Tom Holland will take over the role of Peter Parker in the reboot. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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