The Hollywood Reporter recently dugg their talons into Andrew Garfield and asked him how he’d been prepping for the role of Peter Parker in Mark Webb’s (500 Days of Summer) Spider-Man reboot. He is so clever and snarky, I’m sure NONE of you will try to punch your laptop at his response (Sarcastic Text).
I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, 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?” [laughs] “Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks…” So 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, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure. It’s a true fucking honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people. So yeah, 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.
Hey Andrew, Guess what? I was waiting for the same phone call as you and didn’t get it…Weird huh, how things work out? It’s cool, we will see your movies, they will be great, you will ‘Tobey’ us (Toe-Bee: The act of being a True blued blooded GEEK with whiney art house films like the Cider House Rules under his belt, then INFURIATES the masses when tapped to play Peter Parker, but then totally redeems the role). Your giant hair and skinny kid look, will transform into a geeky juicehead exponentially!