Since Spider-Man: No Way Home was released almost a year ago, there is no way to return home. The film became the most popular in 2021 and broke pandemic box office records.
It turns out Andrew Garfield had a different experience on set than what most of us think. He said the filming process felt less like working in front of an audience and more so as if he were sharing time with his friends for a short film.
Garfield spoke with GQ UK about the experience for Men of the Year. There he shared his “beautiful” memories of filming No Way Home with his colleagues – Spidey.
“I got to treat it like a short film about Spider-Man with buddies,” Garfield said in the interview with GQ.
“The pressure was off me. It was all on Tom’s shoulders. Like, it’s his trilogy. And me and Tobey were there to provide support and have as good a time as possible, actually, and be as inventive, imaginative, and kind of dumb as possible.”
The second Spidey went on to say that when he first spotted the No Way Home prospect, he had doubts about how his version would fit into the trio.
“Y’know, between the three of us, I was like, ‘Oh, s—, this is going to be interesting,” Garfield elaborated.
“You have three people who feel real ownership over this character. But it was really, like, brotherhood first, I think. And I think that comes through in what we shot.”
It’s been a decade since Garfield panned the screen as Peter Parker in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. He then played the same role in his 2014 sequel. But eventually, the studio hammered out plans for his third film.
In the sit-down with GQ, Garfield revealed that he thought his Spidey time was on its end ahead of reading the No Way Home script.
“I don’t know if I had an expectation of doing more,” he stated. “I was very open to it being whatever it was meant to be. But there was an undone feeling. Like, ‘What was that experience about? And how do I close that circle in my living room on my own?’
“And I was doing that – and then it was like that classic thing when you’re getting over a relationship, and you’re first starting to really feel free and untethered from that thing – the person knows to call the hour after the first good night’s sleep you’ve had.”
No Way Home premiered in theaters in December 2021 and garnered an eye-popping $1.9 billion globally. Furthermore, it earned a title as the sixth all-time highest-grossing film.
Honors to Second Spidey
Garfield has won numerous awards throughout his career. This includes Tony Awards, BAFTA TV and Golden Globe Awards.
Time even included the 39-year-old actor in its roster of 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.
Garfield – born in Los Angeles and raised in Epsom – started to embark on his journey when he trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His career began on the UK stage and in TV productions.
Furthermore, the actor had his feature film debut in Lions for Lambs (2007).
But he is most renowned for his role as Spidey.
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