Last night there was a special LA screening for Andrew Garfield’s latest film “99 Homes”, and Andrew was in attendance alongside actors Michael Shannon and Laura Dern and writer/director Ramin Bahrani. Thanks to the lovely Luciana of Anne Hathaway Source, high-quality images are now up in the gallery, along with a new batch of stills from the film.
Juggernaut status in full effect, Marvel has wasted no time in looking after Spider-Man. Lead actor and director locked down (well after the release date announcement, of course), Kevin Feige and co. are more than keen to show audiences their vision of Spidey after Sony’s not so well received “The Amazing Spider-Man” films. But as with the previous reboot, that leaves a creative team reeling after a half-decade or more of effort, and recently we learned the inner workings of that shift from one of the films’ key players.
Talking to us recently in Los Angeles while promoting Ramin Bahrani’s new film, “99 Homes” — his first (incredibly played) role away from Spider-Man since 2010’s “The Social Network” – actor Andrew Garfield spoke on his intense time in the comic book movie realm.
“With a film like [‘The Amazing Spider-Man’] there’s so much projection and expectation that is inherent in taking on a story and character like that,” he said. “I was well up for the challenge, and I still am. I’m not going to shy away from something that a lot of people are going to see. Fuck it, bring it on, life’s short.”
However, Garfield claimed that he does feel freer now in certain ways than he did doing the “Amazing Spider-Man” films. “The pressure to get it right, to please everyone — it’s not going to happen…You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’ [The films are] mass-marketed, ‘We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.’ That’s canning Coke.”
He continued, “So that aspect of it was a bummer, sure. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they’re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can’t live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations.”
You can see Garfield next in “99 Homes” when it’s released September 25th, but keep an eye out for our full, wide-ranging conversation with the actor soon.
A new clip from “99 Homes” has been released, and can be watched in full below. “99 Homes” is set to be released on September 25 in both the US and UK.
On August 13, Andrew Garfield made a public appearance at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet, where the HFPA presented more than $2 million in funds to non-profit entertainment related organizations, foundations and scholarship programs. Andrew took to the stage alongside Saoirse Ronan to accept a grant on behalf of Higher Education. 57 high-quality images from the event have now been added to the gallery.
Thanks to our lovely friend Luciana at Jessica Chastain Fan, I’ve just added a scan from the August 21 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which looks at Andrew Garfield’s latest film “99 Homes”.
You may have noticed some changes around here over the past few weeks – our previous host Fan Sites Network closed down unexpectedly, so we had to try and find a new home for the site. We are now hosted with Flaunt, and everything should now be running as it was previously. However, we were unfortunately unable to keep our old domain andrew-garfield.com so we are now running at andrew-garfield.org. There is a temporary redirect from our old .com domain, but that is only for a short period of time, so please make sure to update your bookmarks to the new domain.
Finally, you may also notice there are no longer any intermediate pictures in the gallery. From now on, when you click on a thumbnail, you will be given the full picture, resized to fit in with your browser and the gallery theme – just right click on it to save on its original size.
On behalf of the site and the fans, we would like to wish Andrew Garfield a very happy 32nd birthday today. We hope he has a fantastic day with his loved ones, and all look forward to seeing his projects in the upcoming year, including “99 Homes”, “Silence” and “Hacksaw Ridge”. Happy birthday, Andrew!
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures of Andrew Garfield as Sheldon in the 2010 short film “I’m Here”. I’ve also added some additional cover art and production stills. You can now find a project page for the film in the career section here.
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures of Andrew Garfield as Tom in the 2009 short film “Air”. I’ve also added some behind the scenes pictures and production stills. You can now find a project page for the film in the career section here.