Why Playing Spider-Man Broke Andrew Garfield’s Heart

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Andrew Garfield discussed his struggle with coming to terms with big-budget movies during an interview with Amy Adams for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

Garfield said that his experience filming “The Amazing Spider-Man” taught him that story and character are unfortunately not always “top of the priority list.”

“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.”

The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 5, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on PBS SoCal on Jan. 3.