Andrew Garfield, the hero of the Amazing Spider-Man series, who just reprised his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, has announced that he will take a break from acting.
After his recent performance in Under the Banner of Heaven, in which he plays a Mormon detective investigating a horrible murder perpetrated by religious fanatics, the actor has decided to take a break from acting. Despite the fact that the actor is not religious, explorations of religious belief have played an important role in several of Andrew Garfield’s works, including Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.
Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield says that he’s going to be taking a break from acting, following his performance in the upcoming TV limited series Under the Banner of Heaven . “I’m going to rest for a little bit,” Garfield told Variety’s Marc Malkin. “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. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season. I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while”.
Andrew Garfield has certainly had a whirlwind experience as of late: all three 2021 films he appeared in (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tick, Tick… Boom!, Spider-Man: No Way Home) ended being Oscars contenders, keeping the young star out on the press promotional circuit for the better part of the year. Spider-Man: No Way Home alone kept Garfield having to be a one-man rumor-slayer (read: liar) for most of the year. That’s a lot of exhaustive work being a talking head and ambassador between movie studios and the public. On a personal note, Garfield also lost his mother, Lynn, while making the Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick, a loss that he has openly admitted is still devastating him. So we get it when Andrew Garfield expresses the need to “just be a bit of a person for a while.”