With a knack for giving buzzworthy interview quotes and making skillful sartorial choices for sidewalk strolls, Andrew Garfield has an undeniable likeability that goes far beyond his performances on stage (Death of a Salesman) and screen (The Social Network). And being a person everyone wants to be around pays off, doing big things for the greater good whether it be your work day email chain or those in need. Read more…
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Andrew Garfield and Dane Dehaan, who portray Peter Parker and Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, were pictured throwing rocks in Brooklyn, NY. The cast has been spotted all over New York City as they film the sequel to last summer’s hit. The two actors looked like they had fun on the set, where Garfield shot the camera his best Blue Steel pose.
What would we give to have a fraction of Ellen DeGeneres’ power to make celebrities do the silliest things. At the same time, we’d like to think it took little convincing to get Andrew Garfield to agree to dance on command — for charity! — in a segment for today’s show. We haven’t gotten to see the new Spider-Man cut loose too much on screen, but anyone with the Emma Stone seal of approval has to have a good sense of humor about himself. We had no idea he had these hidden dance skills, though. In 45 seconds (well, a little over, since Ellen didn’t change the cards fast enough and let him go past the buzzer), the Amazing Spider-Man star demonstrated the Irish jig, the robot, Gangnam Style, vogue, ballet, the shopping cart, the “Single Ladies,” belly dancing, the Pee-Wee Herman and the can-can. And he managed to get Shutterfly to donate $10,000 to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation in the process. (That’s really why we enjoyed watching it, right?)
We think this photo should be hung up in dance studios across the world … for inspiration as much as instruction.
Did anyone else think it was kind of cool and ironic that The Amazing Spider-Man was directed by someone called Marc Webb? Webb? Seriously? We’d hire him just for that name. But we digress from the main point of this story. We’ve been wholly attached to the pairing of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Peter Parker-but-I’m-really-Spidey and Gwen Stacy. To be honest, we’re quite happy with the fact that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series (it was a trilogy) with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco was canned. It didn’t resonate it with us as much as Garfield and Stone’s new take did. C’mon, we even grew to love Emma as a blond, and we know she was just born to be a red-head! Now, we’re at the point where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being cast, and while we know that both Garfield and Stone are are reprising their roles as Spidey and Gwen, respectively, the rest of the cast needs to be locked down. Variety reports that one big role is close to being filled — Mary Jane Watson’s. Sony is in early talks with Shailene Woodley for the role and apparently, she’s their top choice at the moment. Production will start early next year, so things may change until then, but for now we’re going to follow the trail and see if Woodley’s discussions with the studio translate into something concrete. But more importantly, do you think this is a good casting decision? Would Shailene make a good Mary Jane? Besides, matching up to Garfield and Stone’s chemistry is going to be very tough, so we’re wondering if she’ll be able to take on the task.
This is another one of this many reasons why we adore Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone so much as a couple. We love them as separate individuals too, but together they’re the unbeatable duo of adorable. Andrew and Emma were getting lunch in New York City over the weekend, and as usual, it was them plus the paparazzi who are ubiquitous. We know it, they know it — them shutterbugs are everywhere. But this time, the couple dealt with the glare of the cameras in a much different manner. They took two brown paper bags and wrote messages on them, urging people to support two charities. They then proceeded to hold those two messages up, walking around the city, up till the photographers decided to call it a day, it seems. Emma’s bag read, “We just found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So … why not take this” with an arrow pointing to Andrew. His placard read, ” … opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it www.WWO.org www.gildasclubnyc.org Have a great day!” We are having a great day now, thanks to them! What an awesome way to use celebrity. And it was also extremely smart of them, because we’re writing about them and the charities, so mission accomplished. But seriously, how much do you love these two?
Emma Stone may be one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood today, but it’s not always her acting performances that get people talking. The 23-year-old’s hair color is apparently quite the discussion topic, and the Oscar winning director Cameron Crowe got to the bottom of it in his in depth profile in the latest Interview Magazine.
“I had to dye it red for Superbad,” says the natural blonde. “They didn’t let me go back to blonde until Spider-Man—the collective ‘they.’” She dyed her hair brown at 15, which is how she looked when cast in the 2007 smash. “Judd [Apatow] asked me to dye it red at the camera test, so I was already cast in the movie…Now I’m back to my roots. But I get a lot of questions about hair color. People are very into talking about hair.”
But hair wasn’t all she talked about with Cameron. There were much more important things on the docket. Like Ryan Gosling, for example! Emma stars along side the heartthrob in Gangster Squad, whom she also worked/slept with in last summer’s Crazy Stupid Love. Apparently the relationship continues off screen (minus the sleeping, obvs). According to Emma, the two felt close from the get-go. “I immediately felt a kinship with him.” She even asks for his help on new film projects. “I’ve asked him to read a couple of scripts. I just really like hearing his viewpoint because I know that it’s never going to be tainted. He’s very much his own person. I really like his brain.”
Okay, for the next Spider-Man reboot, it’s all Donald Glover. We haven’t forgotten you, dude! The reboot after that, however, should star Josh Hutcherson, who clearly demonstrates that he has all the web-slinging, book-dropping, meathead-pummeling moves in his Spider-Man audition tape. On an unrelated note, if you see a guy throw your friend to the ground, jump twelve feet into the air and then backflip into a three-point stance…maybe you shouldn’t keep trying to fight him? I know bullies aren’t the brightest bulbs in the package, but jeez. On a very related note, those glasses! Eeeeee! Alternate film casting history squee!
Unearthed from the bowels of YouTube by Crushable today, Hutcherson’s fighting demo for the film appears to be dated March 8, 2010. Which means if we got a time machine and traveled back with a DVD of the Hunger Games…no, that wouldn’t be right. Andrew Garfield ended up doing an amazing job with the role; we just need to make more Amazing Spider-Mans to accommodate all the actors we want to see fighting bad guys and kissing upside-down. We mean, they were probably going to reboot it that many times anyway! Amazing Spider-Mans for everyone! On, and in case we didn’t make it clear…those glasses!
Awww, isn’tAndrew Garfield just the sweetest? When he rolled up to our group of reporters on The Amazing Spider-Man red carpet for questions, he teased us and asked if we were going to take what he said out of context. Then I made some weird joke about how I was only going to ask him about hanging out with Robert Pattinson, and he laughed. Yes, sometimes you can do really awkward and silly bits with celebrities on the red carpet. In the few minutes we chatted I found the guy incredibly humble and charming, and he gave an equally adorable answer to my question about how 8-year-old Andrew might react to knowing he’d one day play Spider-man. “What a sweet question,” he replied. “He would dismiss it and be like, ‘No, I don’t think so.’”
Adds the actor, “And if he was here? Well, he is here, really, ‘cuz he’s still alive in me. And that part of me really wants to cry.”
And that was when I melted into a pile of goo on the red carpet. You can check out Andrew answering my question and talking to some other reporters in the clip above. The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3; I was lucky enough to go to the premiere and enjoyed every second of it. Emma Stone is confident and likable as Gwen Stacey, Rhys Ifans is an empathetic villain, and Andrew, well — the actor is magnetic onscreen. It’s impossible to take your eyes off of him, and I left with one thought: Hhe’s going to win an Oscar someday.
Pictured below: Andrew being adorable at the Los Angeles premiere.