‘Spider-Man’ actor Andrew Garfield to go on hiatus

Andrew Garfield is taking a break from acting.

‘Spider-Man’ actor Andrew Garfield to go on hiatus-Pao Apostol
Pao Apostol


04/30/2022 12:03 PM
‘Spider-Man’ actor Andrew Garfield to go on hiatus
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Andrew Garfield, who is best known for his portrayal as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, announced he is going on a hiatus from the acting scene.

Andrew, in an interview with PEOPLE, said that he wants to take some time off and “just be.” 

He admitted to being “actually really happy and excited to be very quiet and very still.” 

The 38-year-old actor went on to share how important his decision is for him right now, citing the energy he had given to the things he feels passionate about in the past few years. 

"It feels very important right now, especially after a lot of output, a lot of being out in the world, and giving a lot of energy to things that I'm very passionate about” he said. 

“But I have to kind of refill the well so that I can carry on authentically carry on without it feeling like I have to keep up with the Joneses in some way,” he added. 

“Like it's so tempting to live in that way of just always onto the next thing,” he continued. 

Admitting not everyone has the kind of privilege he enjoys, he said:  “But actually, and I know it's a privilege that I get to even consider that, to actually take time."

Andrew credited a few prominent people who inspired him and led him to making a the big decision, namely Olympic medalist and gymnast Simone Biles and award-winning rapper and record producer Kendrick Lamar. 

"But I'm very inspired by Simone Biles and I'm very inspired by her saying, ‘Nope, I'm not going to do that vault. I'm going to endanger myself if I vault today.’ I find that really an incredible example," he said.

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"And Kendrick Lamar, who hasn't put out an album in a while, and I know he's got one coming out in the middle of May, which I'm so excited for, but I really admire anyone who can forego the temptation of having to be always on the up and up. Someone who can really be on their own rhythm, bang to the beat of their own drum,” he added. 

Andrew said he owes it to his audience to make sure that his performances on screen would still feel “genuine and authentic” or else it would turn out to be a disservice to them. 

“So that's what I'm looking forward to. And I don't know. Because honestly, if I pretended to know it would be a disservice to me and to an audience as well," he said. 

"So I want to make sure I make things that feel genuine and authentic to myself and hopefully connect in a deep way to an audience,” he added.

Andrew Garfield skyrocketed to fame following his stint as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. He has recently earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Jonathan Larson in the film Tick, Tick... Boom!