Andrew Garfield announces break from acting and says he just wants to be ‘ordinary’

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28 Apr 2022, 10:00

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Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is hanging up his acting boots for the foreseeable and just wants to be a regular non-A-list star for a bit — if that's possible.

After completing project sUnder the Banner of Heaven, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Tick, Tick…Boom! it's time for him to get some much-needed R&R.

The actor told Variety: “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.

“Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season.

“I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while."

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Speaking about losing his mother, Lynn, he said previously: “It’s so strange because it feels very unique when it is happening, it feels like, ‘oh my God, I’m the only person that’s ever lost their mother’, because it does feel so lonely and precise.

“It feels just like a precise agony and for a period of time I didn’t want to, and I wasn’t able to, do anything.

“I was kind of wasted and the world didn’t make sense, and it still doesn’t, because I miss her greatly, and I hope it never makes sense because I always want to miss her.”

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He continued: “She was proud of my achievements but she was much more proud of how I treated someone in Sainsbury’s or Asda that was checking us out with our groceries.

“She was someone that was about the small kindnesses in life.

“If I’m short-tempered with someone, if I’m having a rough day and someone walks past me and they’re nice to me and I’m gruff, I will feel a little hand on my shoulder.

“It will be my mother’s hand, and I hear her say, ‘Andrew …’, and I’ll go back and I’ll say, ‘Hey, sorry, that was a bit rude of me'.

“I hope she never takes a hand off my shoulder in that way.”

Could we love him any more?