Andrew Garfield taking break from acting to be ‘a bit ordinary for a while’
Andrew Garfield will be taking a much-needed time off from acting to recharge as well as “recalibrate and reconsider” what he plans to do next.
The actor, who appeared in various projects over the past year, revealed he is going on a hiatus in his interview with Variety yesterday, April 27. While he is grateful for the opportunities he had lately, he also admitted that the awards season took a toll on him, describing it as a “washing machine.”
“I’m going to rest for a little bit. I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for awhile. […]” he said. “I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while.”
Garfield stressed the importance of taking care of one’s self and its impact on a person’s work.
“We had to keep on taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of the story,” he added.
Garfield, meanwhile, opened up on his break in an exclusive interview People, also yesterday, noting that he is excited to take time to “just be.”
“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 pointed out.
Garfield then admitted that he finds it “tempting” to just move on from one project to another, and he considers it a “privilege” to take a break.
“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. 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 explained.
Last year, Garfield starred in the movies “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “Tick, Tick … Boom!”, where he was given an Academy Award nomination.
He also starred in the drama mini-series “Under the Banner of Heaven,” which was released today, April 28. Dana Cruz /ra
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