After arguably the biggest year of his career, Andrew Garfield has announced that he is taking a break from acting. This is disappointing news for fans campaigning for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Regardless, the 38-year-old actor has expressed a desire to “be a person” for a while. Garfield told People Magazine:
“I’m actually really happy and excited to be very quiet and very still and take some time to just be. It feels very important right now, especially after a lot of output, a lot of being out in the world, and giving a lot of energy to things that I’m very passionate about, but I have to kind of refill the well so that I can carry on authentically carry on without it feeling like I have to keep up with the Joneses in some way.”
Andrew Garfield’s Busy Schedule
Garfield certainly has had a lot of output in the past year. Aside from his celebrated return to Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield also starred as disgraced preacher Jim Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. He also portrayed Rent writer and composer Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom! for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. The actor can presently be seen in FX’s true-crime miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven.
When asked about his plans and if this is a vacation, Garfield said, “Yeah, I mean, I hope that I can go on vacation. It’s more just, even getting on a plane right now feels like too much. I kind of want to lay down and just think and not think and watch other people’s work and just be really, really, really kind of… and listen to music and be with friends and eat burgers, you know, just kind of be a person.”
Andrew Garfield Takes Break From Amazing Career
Andrew Garfield came to our attention in 2010 in The Social Network before taking on the role of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. He’s also received acclaim for roles in Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, both from 2016. He’s also a star of the stage, having won a Tony for his work on Angels in America.
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