British actor Andrew Garfield has said that making the latest Spider-Man movie left him feeling disillusioned. The 28-year-old plays the superhero in the new film The Amazing Spider-Man.
Speaking to the Radio Times he said that during filming he dreamt of returning to “simpler times” of “struggling…auditioning and getting turned down (and) wondering if I’m ever going to get another job”.
He added that the role meant he had “lost a bit of innocence”. He said “To achieve what you set out to achieve and realise it’s not what you want, it’s disappointing” adding “This role had been something I’d always, always wanted to do. Then you realise it’s like any other acting job.
“Some days it’s great, others you feel lost. And I’d always felt that if I got certain roles then I’d be set for life, emotionally, professionally. It would be Utopia. But you never get to Utopia,” he said, adding “The dream has become reality.”
The actor said playing 17-year-old school geek Peter Parker wasn’t too challenging for him as he himself was bullied at primary school. “It’s a horrible time of your life. But I still feel like I’m in that chapter. I’m unsure, insecure, awkward in my body,” he said. “I definitely haven’t shed that skin. I still feel like I am my past.”