Marc Webb Felt Andrew Garfield Was Being Taken Over By A Spider

Method acting is the term used when actors create in themselves the thoughts and emotions of the character they are playing. But does Andrew Garfield think of himself as a method actor in The Amazing Spider-Man. Make the jump to find out.

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By 6of13 - 6/20/2012


The star of next month's The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, has earned the praise of director Marc Webb. Speaking from the British premiere of the movie, Webb commended Garfield on his acting and committment:
“He was so committed to the physical dimension of the character, like he really was focused on feeling like a spider was taking over him and keeping that DNA alive and every time I would see him, his elbow would be moving a certain way and he was embodying the, like he really was, it felt like he was being taken over by a spider — and when he got in the suit it really paid a lot of dividends."

Although, Garfield does seem to have a different opinion:
“I don’t know what that word means, but I definitely was dedicated to it and wanted to make sure that we did our job as well as possible and made sure that the character is served in the way that it should be."

Emma Stone, who co-stars as love-interest Gwen Stacey, said it is Garfield's love for the character of Spider-Man that influences his committment: "His dedication and protection of the character totally apparent throughout the movie."

Playing the role of Peter Parker's aunt and uncle in the film is Sally Field and Martin Sheen and Garfield payed tribute to both:
"They're incredible, they're just fine actors, and people who live well and live purely and with love, and that's very inspiring 'cause you know it's rare that you find someone who's not only a fantastic actor but a fantastically beautiful person," Garfield says, noting he took "more life advice than acting advice" from them.

Source: Yahoo
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AmazingFantasy - 6/20/2012, 4:08 AM
The reviews came in so far...Garfield NAILED the role by far more than Tobey ever did.

Tobey was fun, Garfield is better.

CloserPleasures - 6/20/2012, 5:08 AM
andrew is spiderman hes such a big fan like all of us so that already tells u hes perfect i cant [frick]ing wait for this please be great
breakUbatman - 6/20/2012, 5:12 AM
@CloserPleasures

Not to take anything away from Andrew Garfield but Nic Cage is a big Superman fan. Being a fan isn't as important as being able to act.
laughterman26 - 6/20/2012, 5:17 AM
i hope it has the same feel as the first movie, the first raimi movie from the spidey franchise is hands down the best. goblin was by far one of the best villains in that universe, cant wait to see what they do in the reboot with him and has anyone picked up the whole bio-mutations thing thats going on, i mean think about it from both the movie and game, iguana,spider-morphosis,rhino,scorpion,lizard a lot of reptiles
laughterman26 - 6/20/2012, 5:19 AM
@ breakubatman

it kind of does, if you have a better groung base with the character and really like this character aka being a fan it really helps you develop on how you want to portray your character
laughterman26 - 6/20/2012, 5:20 AM
and again its called preparing for a role and just being awesome garfeild ftw!!!!
AC1 - 6/20/2012, 5:37 AM
@breakUbatman you're right about that, but Garfield actually has the acting ability to back up his passion for the character. While Nic Cage may be a passionate Superman fan, he's not really that good of an actor.
0ptimusCrime - 6/20/2012, 5:57 AM
@ Teabag: You're right, and although i really love Ledges take on the Joker, it was not the Joker from the Comics and Arkham Asylum/City (which i like better) and thats why this is different
dont see this as an Attack Tea!
kevberg - 6/20/2012, 6:10 AM
While I didn't like Tobeys lack of humor, Garfeild just , from the footage I've seen, is just annoying. His humor seems forced and he comes off like a tool.

the film, visually, looks great.

still can't get past the crappy basketball costume.
kevberg - 6/20/2012, 6:14 AM
crap...

as I was saying., the one thing about the reboot i REALLY dislike is the fact they have to do the parents story ( and I dislike this from teh comics too ). why do the paents have to be special too? can't they have been normal folks and died from a random accident and he be a orphan? the end.
thanos83 - 6/20/2012, 6:35 AM
the plants will be here any minute..
breakUbatman - 6/20/2012, 9:39 AM
ACira exactly! My point was being a fan doesn't mean you are perfect for the job. The acting ability and direction as Tea said are whats important.

Another example would be Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, he clearly is a fan - obviously has done the research but has only really been Wolverine in a few scenes. In the cage fight scene in X-Men, the kitchen in X-2 and the bar in First class.

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