Andrew Garfield was once the web slinger/ Peter Parker in Sony's Amazing Spider-Man movies. The Social Network actor admitted that playing the superhero character left him a little heartbroken by the end.
Garfield said in Variety's Actors on Actors interview with Amy Adams: "I found that really, really tricky. I signed up to serve the story, and to serve this incredible character that I've been dressing as since I was three, and then it gets compromised and it breaks your heart. I got heartbroken a little bit to a certain degree."
Speaking about the struggle he faced in coming to terms with big-budget movies, Garfield said, "There's something about being that young in that kind of machinery which I think is really dangerous. I was still young enough to struggle with the value system, I suppose, of corporate America really, it's a corporate enterprise mostly.
Previously, in an interview with Zaki's Corner, the 33-year-old star was asked what he learned from "being" Spider-Man. "Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man's a fictional character. He's not real. [laughs] You know what's funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going...ego s**t came in. It's like, 'Okay, here it is. I'm f*****g Spider-Man. I f*****g made it.' All that shit. I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man."
"The great thing is, that's what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn't live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn't rescue those films...even though I didn't sleep," the Silence actor added of his time on the two Amazing Spider-Man films.
Garfield will play Father Sebastião Rodrigues in the Martin Scorsese-directed-movie, Silence, which is set for release in January, 2017.