Andrew Garfield Says He’s Not Accepted in Today’s Culture

By Rey Martin | 2 years ago
Andrew Garfield Says He’s Not Accepted in Today’s Culture
PHOTOGRAPH: "Andrew Garfield Comic-Con 2, 2011" by Gerald Geronimo - Andrew Garfield. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons |

In a recent interview, Andrew Garfield opened up about fame, privacy struggle, and more. Read on for more details.

In his recent interview with New York Magazine, 32-year-old “99 Homes” actor Andrew Garfield talked about his fame, privacy struggle, and work. He said that he was struggling to balance his personal and public life.

Andrew Garfield also mentioned that work is his top priority as of the moment. He added, “Work is dependent on people not knowing about me. So where’s the balance?” He also said that he feels that he is not accepted in today’s culture.

“We’re only accepted if we are… well, name it. White… handsome, charming, charismatic, thin-enough eyebrows to be beautiful, but thick enough to still be masculine.”

The American-British actor said that his fame, after the success of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” furthered his criticism on how today’s society praises celebrities. He also admitted that he is still scared and insecure. He also added that he still doesn’t really know who he is.

“Celebrity is the new religion, as far as I can see, along with money, power, status. It’s all the same umbrella – the seductive forces of evil, really,” Garfield said.

Last week, Venture Capital Post reported that Garfield has been experiencing issues with his career as an actor. According to the report, the actor said that he is “not OK.”

It will be recalled that Garfield starred in the 2014 film “99 Homes” where he played the role of a poor construction worker who unwillingly accepts a job a the real-estate broker who ruthlessly evicted him and his family from their home. He got global attention for his starring role in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and his relationship with Emma Stone.

Garfield will star in two upcoming movies, “Silence” and “Hacksaw Ridge.” Both films will be released in 2016.

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