Andrew Garfield, the star of the Amazing Spider-Man series, who recently reprised his version of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, has revealed he plans to take a rest from acting.
The actor has come to the decision to spend some time away from acting after his recent performance in Under the Banner of Heaven, which sees him playing a Mormon detective investigating a brutal murder committed by religious fundamentalists. Explorations of religious belief have formed a key element of many of Andrew Garfield’s films, including Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, despite the actor not being religious himself.
Speaking to Variety, Andrew Garfield revealed that he plans “to rest for a little bit,” after what has undoubtedly been a busy period, following appearances in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tick, Tick… Boom!, Spider-Man: No Way Home and now Under the Banner of Heaven. Garfield explained:
“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. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season … I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while.”
After Andrew Garfield’s string of recent performances in critically acclaimed projects – Tick, Tick… Boom! landed the former Spider-Man his second Oscar nomination – his plan to get a bit of a break from the world of acting is entirely understandable.
Andrew Garfield can be seen reprising the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Here’s the official synopsis:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available on Digital HD, and will be available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on April 12. Be sure to continue following us for all the latest news in the franchise, as well as Andrew Garfield’s potential future as the character, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!