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.’