Andrew Garfield has revealed what was going through his head while auditioning for The Amazing Spider-Man.
The 39-year-old actor, who has donned the iconic red and blue suit three times in his career, shared what the audition process was like for a new book from Marvel titled Spider-Man: No Way Home: The Official Movie Special.
The book features interviews not just from Andrew but from other returning cast members as well as new ones.
‘I thought, “How cool would it be to fulfill some weird version of a childhood dream,”‘ he said. ‘So, of course, I auditioned and didn’t really think much of it in terms of [if] I would get it or not.’
When he was called back for a screen test, the job suddenly became real to him.
‘I suddenly thought, “This could happen. This could be a thing that will change my life.” Obviously, that created conflict in the sense of, “Do I want to be that recognizable? Do I want to take on this responsibility?”‘
He then said: ‘But then, of course, I did want to! So I decided to screen test and throw my hat in the ring.’
Andrew first suited up as the titular character for The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, and two years later, he got back in action for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Eight years later, he got the opportunity to play the beloved character again in the third Spider-Man film from Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: No Way Home.