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Andrew Garfield takes a step back from his acting career.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ star spoke to Variety on the need to take a break from the game and “be a little ordinary for a while”.
“I’m going to rest for a bit,” Garfield told the outlet. “I have 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, it’s a washing machine, this awards season.”
Garfield, 38, noted he was grateful for the recent recognition, but said, “I just have to be a little ordinary for a while.”
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Garfield recently starred in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “Tick, Tick…Boom!” His most current role as Detective Jeb Pyre in “Under the Banner of Heaven” premieres in the limited series on Thursday.
The FX show is a serial adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 crime novel, “Under the Banner of Heaven.” The show features a balance between religion and murder, which was not easy for Garfield to film.
“I think it was actually a necessity for us to have game nights and go out into nature and hike, and you know, swim and snorkel in lakes and dance and eat good food. food so that we can really come back and give ourselves fully [to the work]”, Garfield told the outlet. “We had to continue to take care of ourselves so that we could take care of the story.”
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Although Garfield is widely known for his film roles, including his roles in “The Amazing Spider-Man” series, he has made guest appearances on television. One of his first times filming a TV show was at age 21 on a UK-based show called “Sugar Rush.”
“I remember having that first gig on TV and knowing that I was going to get paid to play so that I could pay my rent and have the occasional nice meal a month,” Garfield recalled. “I remember going out with my friends that night and partying. We went to a club called Turnmills. It was complicated. I was so happy.”
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“Under the Banner of Heaven” also stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Gil Birmingham, Sam Worthington and Wyatt Russell. The series was written by Oscar-winning actor Dustin Lance Black and produced by David Mackenzie.
Garfield’s character, Detective Pyre, is a Mormon detective who investigates the murder of a mother, Edgar-Jones’ character, and her daughter by followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Days.