Andrew Garfield On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN'S Peter Parker
Speaking with Total Film, the star elaborates a little about the emotional side and personality of Peter Parker as well as his physique for the Mark Webb directed reboot.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The new issue of Total Film magazine is out tomorrow in which The Amazing Spider-Man is featured including interviews with the main talent involved.
On the chip-on-his-shoulder Peter Parker:
““He’s a lone wolf… Erratic, angry, rebellious.”
So, is the new Parker, who fights back against the bullies, not so much of a nerd, then?
“It’s cool to be a nerd now,”
“Peter is an outsider. Because that’s what he has to do to protect himself. He was dropped once; he doesn’t want to be dropped again. It’s difficult to get close to him.”
On the physical side of the role:
“The stunts are homegrown and grass roots.
“I plastered my walls with page after page of artwork and spent hours trying to get my body as extreme as possible.
“I didn’t want to be a bulky guy. I wanted to be a skinny kid beating the crap out of big guys.”
Starring Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen, The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit theatres on July 3rd, 2012.
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