Andrew Garfield is Heartbroken Over Spider-Man

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Playing Spider-Man left Andrew Garfield feeling a little heartbroken, Varietyreports. He said this during his interview with Batman v. Superman star Amy Adams during Variety's "Actors on Actors" program. He felt the 'corporate mentality' behind the movies compromised his experience playing the character.

Talking about his time playing Peter Parker for The Amazing Spider-Man films, Garfield says, "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."


Garfield went on to say that he was left feeling that character and story were not the biggest priority for the movie. "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," he said. "I got heartbroken a little bit to a certain degree."

Amy Adams said she had similar feelings when it came to portraying Lois Lane in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. "That's the tricky thing with Lois, that I find is, I love playing her, I love everyone I work with, but sometimes it's tricky because I feel she's in service of the story instead of the story serving the character," Adams stated. "That sometimes can be tricky when you show up and you really wanna retain a character and you have to serve the story….in a perfect universe they all work together."

I think I understand what Adams and Garfield are getting at. The feeling that Batman v. Superman didn't really care about serving Lois's character and more just wanted her to fulfill her function for the plot is something that bothered me about how she was treated in that movie as well. I can also see how Garfield would get frustrated in having to compromise in his portrayal of the character to please corporate overlords.

What do you think? Do you agree with Adams and Garfield? Do you think Tom Holland will face similar difficulties in Spider-Man: Homecoming?


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