Andrew Garfield Compares 'Amazing Spider-Man' to 'Prison'

The 'Social Network' actor discusses his experience of playing Spidey and opens up on the 'pressure to get it right' and 'to please everyone.'

AceShowbiz - Andrew Garfield talked about the pressure of playing Spidey in "The Amazing Spider-Man" which is getting rebooted after the second movie failed to meet expectation at the box office. It's hard to please everyone, the actor confessed. Speaking to The Playlist, he expressed his frustration.

“With a film like ['The Amazing Spider-Man'], there's so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that," he said. "I was well up for the challenge, and I still am. I'm not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see. F**k it, bring it on, life's short."

"The pressure to get it right, to please everyone ... it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, 'Eh, that was good.' [The films are] mass-marketed, like 'We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.' That's canning Coke."

Garfield went on, "So that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they're going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can't live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations."

Tom Holland has been tapped to replace Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-Man. In previous interviews, Garfield offered nothing but good words for the younger actor. The webslinger is expected to be re-introduced in "Captain America: Civil War" next year.

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