AceShowbiz - Andrew Garfield is taking a step back from his acting career. After announcing his plans, "The Amazing Spider-Man" actor says that he is looking forward to "just kind of [being] a person."
The Oscar-nominated actor told PEOPLE in its latest issue that he's "actually really happy and excited to be very quiet and very still and take some time to just be." When asked about his plans during his time off, he explained that he wants to "lay down and just think and not think and watch other people's work and just be really, really, really kind of... and listen to music and be with friends and eat burgers, you know, just kind of be a person."
"Yeah, I mean, I hope that I can go on vacation. It's more just, even getting on a plane right now feels like too much," Andrew continued. "So that's what I'm looking forward to. And I don't know. Because honestly, if I pretended to know it would be a disservice to me and to an audience as well," he added. "So I want to make sure I make things that feel genuine and authentic to myself and hopefully connect in a deep way to an audience."
Elsewhere in the interview, Andrew said that he needs to "refill" his energy. "It feels very important right now, especially after a lot of output, a lot of being out in the world, and giving a lot of energy to things that I'm very passionate about, but I have to kind of refill the well so that I can carry on authentically carry on without it feeling like I have to keep up with the Joneses in some way," the "tick, tick...Boom!" actor told the outlet.
"Like it's so tempting to live in that way of just always onto the next thing," Andrew further elaborated. "But actually, and I know it's a privilege that I get to even consider that, to actually take time."
In a separate interview with Variety, Andrew said that he wants to "just be ordinary for a while." The actor, who most recently starred on "Under the Banner of Heaven", shared, "I'm going to rest for a little bit. I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for a while."