The general public is most familiar with Andrew Garfield from his role as Peter Parker in the second Spider-Man trilogy, which did not satisfy most fans. The amazing Spiderman – 73% is a good movie, but just plain; It is not a masterpiece of cinematography, nor does it come close to it by mistake. On the other hand, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Menace of Electro – 52% is an example of the dangers of wanting to rush when creating a Cinematic Universe. Sony wanted to imitate the MCU, it still wants to, actually. The consequence of that is that in that film they did not focus on just telling a story; they wanted to leave open the possibilities for multiple films that they had in their hands. The result was a narrative disaster with too many subplots and characters getting nowhere.
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The point is that it is not good to reduce an actor to a couple of roles, unless that is the only thing they have in their career. That is not the case with Andrew Garfield not by mistake. In fact, he has two roles for which he was recognized by critics and which, for the same reason, are considered his great performances; that is, his roles in Until the Last Man – 86%, by Mel Gibson and Silencio – 30%, by Martin Scorsese. What both films and others in his filmography have in common is that he plays religious characters. And the same can be said of his last film: The Eyes of Tammy Faye – 50%, in which he plays the televangelist Jim Bakker.
In fact, at the moment he is promoting said tape and therefore had a conversation with Collider. In it, they asked him what attracts him to playing so many characters who are “defined by their faith or the loss of it.” What he did was give his definition of spirituality. Here are his words:
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It’s mysterious, right? We are attracted to what attracts us and we love what we love. So, for me, I guess I have an infinite curiosity towards, you know, the spiritual dimension of being alive. You know, the fact that all of us are going to die. That fascinates me. And how do we prepare for that? Because it’s coming. And that’s what spirituality is for me, I think. It is being aware of the finite nature of being here. And try to understand and understand the meaning of that while we are still here. And where do the great religions of the world hit? And at what point do they get out of the way? Obviously, on this film, there is a lot of getting out of the way. There is a lot of misinterpretation and delusions about the gospel of Christendom, specifically.
Changing the subject, something we’ve all wondered about is how was the experience of Garfield working on those tapes at the time. The actor was recently interviewed by Variety and there the subject came up. He first spoke well of the matter, but then revealed that he had his differences with Amy Pascal, although he assured that they actually get along. Here are his words about this situation:
That was just beautiful. I was able to meet Emma Stone and work with her and Sally Field. I had karma with Amy Pascal, who was a mother figure and we were fighting, but in the end, we loved each other on a deep level. We tried to find ourselves as half as we could in terms of what he wanted to do in this role and what his needs were as head of the studio.
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