Andrew Garfield was certified fire in The Amazing Spider-Man films. However, that doesn’t mean his experience filming them was equally as hot. In fact, Andrew told Indiewire’s The Playlist there were many problematic circumstances making the blockbuster movies. He even compares them to jail.
“The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit,” he told The Playlist. “Like, ’Eh, that was good.’ [The films are] mass-marketed, like ’We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke. So, that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations.”
Yikes. But don’t think Mr. Garfield has completely ruled out adding more big-budget flicks to his résumé. “I’m not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see,” he said. “F–k it. Bring it on. Life’s short.” Good outlook, A! [The Playlist]