In the midst of some serious recognition for his performances in both The Social Network and Never Let Me Go (including a recent Golden Globe nomination for the former), Andrew Garfield has been appearing on a number of outlets to talk about his busy year, including two weeks of production on Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot.
It was during his first day of shooting with co-star Emma Stone when both actors learned of their respective nominations (Stone’s for her performance in Easy A), Garfield told London’s Capital FM.
"We spent our time kind giggling to each other and going, ‘We fooled them! We fooled them all!’" Garfield laughed.
"I’ve been lucky enough to work with Denis Leary and Emma Stone and hung out with Rhys Ifans a little bit," Garfield went on, "I’m just in heaven, like a kid in a candy store. I feel like one lucky boy, I tell you."
When talking about the costume, Garfield humbly insisted that seeing himself as the character make the whole thing unreal.
"I have to kind of not look at my face because it doesn’t make sense to me. I have to imagine that it’s a much better actor’s face in that suit… I won’t lie. I shed a tear when I first wore the spandex. I didn’t think that the spandex would make me so emotional, but it did."
In an interview with BBC News, Garfield talked about some kind words he received from Tobey Maguire, who portrayed Peter Parker in the three previous Spider-Man films.
"I’ve never met [Tobey Maguire]," Garfield said, "He sent me a lovely message through a mutual friend and he gave me his support and it meant a great deal because a big part of why I have loved and continue to love this character was his portrayal. To step into those shoes is no mean feat… It was generous of him to reach out and say something so I’m thankful."