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Andrew Garfield Rides Bus with Underprivileged Kids to ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Premiere

Andrew Garfield suits up while hitting the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Thursday (April 24) at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

The 30-year-old actor surprised a ton of underprivileged kids and rode a school bus with them to the premiere that afternoon. What a nice thing to do!

Earlier in the day, Andrew joined his cast members Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, and Jamie Foxx, as well as director Marc Webb, for a town hall special at the Sirius XM Studios.


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Andrew Garfield Celebrates With Kids, Talks ‘Introspective’ Peter Parker

The New York premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featured crowds of balloon- and poster-toting supporters, many of whom lined one side of the red carpet, managing to snag autographs from and selfies with the stars.

Almost the entire cast of the highly anticipated sequel attended along with director Marc Webb, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman, the movie’s producers, Sony heads Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton and the movie’s music team of Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar, who performed at the post-screening party at Skylight at Moynihan Station, a warehouse-like space inside the James A. Farley Post Office on West 34th Street. (The U.S. Postal Service is one of the movie’s marketing partners.)

The party also featured red-and-blue lighting, a smoky entrance and the chance to pose for photos crawling on the ceiling of Peter Parker’s bedroom.

Earlier, Peter himself, Andrew Garfield, arrived at the premiere in a school bus with kids from New York, whom he later invited to stay for the film’s Ziegfeld Theater screening.

On-screen Garfield portrays a different kind of thoughtfulness as the introspective teen turned superhero. Although trailers for, reports about and reviews of the sequel suggest that it delves into some heavy topics, Garfield told The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn’t think his character is more contemplative in this movie.

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Spider-Man is Jewish. Because Andrew Garfield Says So.

He’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and he’s very much Jewish – this according to the man that plays the superhero in the latest franchise, Andrew Garfield. The British-American actor, who was brought up Jewish, suggests that Spidey’s neuroses are a sure-fire sign that the character is culturally Jewish.

“Spider-man is neurotic. Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can’t just switch off,” Garfield told Time Out. “He never feels like he’s doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he’s neurotic. He’s Jewish. It’s a defining feature.” Whether or not Spider-Man is of Jewish religion has been the subject of feverish internet speculation for years, but it seems Garfield, 30,has already made up his mind.
“I hope Jewish people won’t mind the cliché, because my father’s Jewish. I have that in me for sure.” The actor says of Spidey: “He’s an over-thinker. It would be much easier if he was a life-saving robot.”

“He is misunderstood , like Jesus,” Garfield claims. “I don’t mind the Jesus parallel for Spider-man. Jesus is an awesome guy. When Pontius Pilate said: ‘They say you’re the son of God. If you’re the son of God tell me.’ Jesus was like: ‘I know who I am, bitch.’

Spider-Man creator Stan Lee is Jewish-American and once compared his most famous character to another biblical figure, David.
Lee wrote: “To me you can wrap all of Judaism up in one sentence, and that is ‘Do not do unto others.’ All I tried to do in my stories was show that there’s some innate goodness in the human condition. And there’s always going to be evil; we should always be fighting evil.”

According to the Independent, some Spider-Man scholars believe Peter Parker’s story is an allegory for post-War Judaism in America. Many Jewish children were orphaned as a result of Nazi atrocities (Parker is an orphan) and the Parker is often described as a “good, smart boy” who lives in Forest Hills, Queens – home to one of New York’s largest Jewish communities.


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Andrew Garfield Says “I love being naked, it’s nothing to be shy over”

Andrew Garfield may play a Lycra-clad superhero in the Amazing Spider-Man movies but he reveals he would much prefer to swing around in the nude.

The 30-year-old British-American actor told Guilty Pleasures about his penchant for going au naturel, tastefully dressed in a McQueen suit on the red carpet of last night’s world premiere of his second turn as the web slinger.

‘I love being naked. It’s important to be naked and be in touch with our bodies and not have shame about what we’re made of.

‘I love being in touch with nature and my own nature,’ the actor said outside London’s Odeon Leicester Square.

With his character Peter Parker experiencing heartache in the superhero sequel as he endures an on-off relationship Gwen Stacy, played by real-life love Emma Stone, Garfield offered his advice on how to deal with a break-up.

‘Sometimes your heart gets broken and the best thing that you can do is feel it all,’ he said.

‘Let yourself feel it all because out of that darkness can only come light. You hit the deepest part and then that’s when you will swim back up.’

Meanwhile, Stone, 25, believes her character is in tune with Peter’s double life but admitted she wouldn’t like her men to have skeletons in their closet.

‘That double life is a different situation and is very specific,’ the red-haired beauty laughed.

‘I think Gwen understands that Peter is heroic and her father [a policeman] was a hero. It’s complicated but she understands the double life.’

Dane DeHaan, who plays villain Harry Osborn, says he owes his acting career to his on-screen alter ego.

‘I grew up with my Spider-Man pyjamas playing Spider-Man and that kind of thing. That’s how I started acting… pretending to play superheroes,’ the 28 year old said.

However, despite playing psychos in both Spider-Man and Chronicle, DeHaan denied his life imitates his art. ‘Don’t worry, I’m not like them at all,’ he laughed. ‘I play complicated people because that’s what’s interesting to me.

I have always loved acting and I’ve been given so many great opportunities to grow as an actor. And the harder those opportunities are, the more I’m going to grow so I look for the hardest ones.’