Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has announced that he’s taking a break from acting after he’s finished his latest TV project Under the Banner of Heaven.
To be fair, Garfield has definitely had a busy time of it of late, given that the awards season saw three films he’d been in challenging for awards.
The 38-year-old gave an interview to Variety in which he said: “I'm going to rest for a little bit.
“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 a while.
“Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season.
“I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while."
Garfield was in Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Tick, Tick…Boom! this year, which must have taken Garfield on an extensive tour of the celebrity circuit.
Furthermore, it’s been a rough time in Garfield’s personal life too, as he lost his mother Lynn whilst he was filming Tammy Faye.
He’s spoken publicly about how devastating that loss was for him, so his desire to have a period of time out of the limelight is completely understandable.
Speaking at the time, Garfield said: “It’s so strange because it feels very unique when it is happening, it feels like, ‘oh my God, I’m the only person that’s ever lost their mother’, because it does feel so lonely and precise.
“It feels just like a precise agony and for a period of time I didn’t want to, and I wasn’t able to, do anything.
“I was kind of wasted and the world didn’t make sense, and it still doesn’t, because I miss her greatly, and I hope it never makes sense because I always want to miss her.”
He continued: “She was proud of my achievements but she was much more proud of how I treated someone in Sainsbury’s or Asda that was checking us out with our groceries.
“She was someone that was about the small kindnesses in life."
“If I’m short-tempered with someone, if I’m having a rough day and someone walks past me and they’re nice to me and I’m gruff, I will feel a little hand on my shoulder.
“It will be my mother’s hand, and I hear her say, ‘Andrew …’, and I’ll go back and I’ll say, ‘Hey, sorry, that was a bit rude of me'.
“I hope she never takes a hand off my shoulder in that way.”Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Marvel