Although he's landed the lead in 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' Andrew Garfield is still relatively unknown. Oh sure, every geek on the planet knows who he is, but do their moms? All too soon, though, his fame will be unavoidable. As the LA Times points out to the actor in a new interview, he'll soon be an action figure and "on billboards, Slurpee cups, and magazine covers everywhere."
How is Garfield preparing for this massive surge of attention? "I don't like to think about it. It terrifies me," he told the Times. "I just saw that I was given an opportunity to play a part that I've been wanting to play since I was a 2-year-old. I don't want the rest of it. The visibility thing ... was the one thing that deterred me."
He swears he'll still be the same old Andrew, but is that possible with paparazzi everywhere? (It doesn't help that he's dating his co-star, Emma Stone.)
"Of course this comes with a certain life change," Garfield noted, "but I'm going to do everything in my power to hold on to what's important... I did take the role, I took it on, and I don't regret it. It's meant something to me for all of my life. But I'm going to do my best to remain me."
Speaking of Stone, Garfield also gushed about how wonderful she is. Word of advice, hon: The best way to keep the media out of your love life is by not talking about it.
Garfield on Stone:
She's the best. She's very talented and I knew that going in. I didn't know how nice she was going to be and how funny and how sweet and how generous she was going to be as a human being. She's the kind of girl who brings cupcakes in for the crew and doesn't tell them that they are from her. She really wanted to get under the skin of the character and make something authentic and real. She's playful and fun and silly and constantly helped me to stay in a place where I didn't take things too seriously. That's important for me because I'm pretty serious as a person. It gets on my nerves how serious I can be. So she was a real gift.
This interview was presumably conducted before Jim Carrey's odd love declaration that he also thinks Emma Stone is pretty amazing. (The comedian later tweeted that the post was "a comedy routine.")
And here we'll just stop to ponder Carrey's attention-seeking stunt (which totally worked since it crashed his site) versus Garfield's quest for continued anonymity.
[via LA Times]
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