Andrew Garfield is well on his way to becoming the next big thing – and not just because he’s been signed to inherit the spandex duds of one Peter Parker. The young actor is receiving bravura notices for his role in what’s undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of the year, David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, with many early reviews even suggesting he’s the standout of the cast. There’s incontrovertibly going to be more opportunities for Garfield to show Hollywood what he’s made of, but for the moment, he’s holidaying in popcorn-ville.
Speaking to the media for his latest film “Never Let Me Go”, Garfield told reporters that he’s excited as a pig in mud to be playing cinema’s new “Spider-Man”.
“I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while, ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume – I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years,” he told Risky Business blog.
“For someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?”
“My seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for’. Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true honour to be part of this symbol… and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people.”
Garfield, 27, didn’t have much to say about the film itself, but only because he said it’s still in the “starting” stages.
The actor also didn’t have anything to say regarding rumours that popstress Hilary Duff is in the running to play Gwen Stacey.
The Globe and Mail did a feature on Duff (“War Inc”, “Gossip Girl”) and hubby Mike Comrie’s abode and let the following slip in their article :
Although tastefully furnished (Comrie says he’s unsure if anything is from The Brick), it is relatively humble by Beverly Hills standards. The kitchen contains evidence of their professional lives – his daily diet is posted on the fridge (from a bacon cheddar burrito for breakfast to five pigs-in-a-blanket as a nighttime snack) and a script marked “Spiderman” sits on the table, with lines for a character simply called “girl” highlighted in yellow (rumours swirl about who Spidey’s love interest will be in the series’ next instalment.)
Actresses previously rumoured for the female lead in the film include Australia’s Teresa Palmer (“The Sorcerers Apprentice”), Emma Roberts (“Scream 4″) and Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”).
“Spider-Man” is out 2011.