Duh Aficionado Magazine: Andrew Garfield Studied Spiders For His Role In The Amazing Spider-Man

Gabe Delahaye | August 29, 2011 - 3:00 pm

I know we’re all pretty excited for the reboot of Spider-Man next summer starring Andrew Garfield from The Social Network, and Emma Stone from the #1 movie in America (not a joke!) The Help directed by Mark Webb, who is best known for (500) Days of Summer. Adventure! Excitement! Romance! Heroes! But now there is an even better reason to be excited: ARACHNOID VERISIMILITUDE! From NME:

[Andrew Garfield]: I studied spiders, I studied their movements and how they operate in the world and I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could. He’s a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit. It also shapes the way he interacts with people.

I looked at the idea of having more legs, more arms, and the spacial awareness. A spider moves up, down, side-to-side, all around. He’s not linear and with the knowledge of that spatial awareness and the fact that he can be here and then over there incredibly fast.

“I LOOKED AT THE IDEA OF HAVING MORE LEGS.” Hahhahaha. I bet you did! “A SPIDER MOVES UP, DOWN, SIDE-TO-SIDE, ALL AROUND.” Is Andrew Garfield an actor, or a picture book about spiders. Also WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT?! I studied spiders. Unbelievable. “Spiders and their webs are actually a highly resonant metaphor for the decentralized control organization of modern terrorism cells, and I used that to inform my battle with the Green Boglin.” OK, I made that last one up. But do they give out Oscars just for behind-the-scenes interviews? Because this one is TOPS!