His much-awaited new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" isset to hit theaters on July 3rd, and much-in-demand leading man Andrew Garfield piled onto promotions by taking over the cover of the June 2012 issue of V Man magazine.
The 28-year-old looks both athletic and suave in the ranging Inez & Vinoodh shot spread while interestingly being interviewed by the man who helmed the Peter Parker/Spider-Man role just prior to himself, Tobey Maguire.
Highlights from Andrew's "Spidey-On-Spidey" interview with Tobey are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to V Man!
Andrew on how it has been playing Biff in 'Death of a Salesman':
"[Laughs] Of course going through this kind of release and catharsis, facing all your demons in a space of three hours every nightâ"it can be incredibly rewarding. It's invigo- rating. It's a great challenge, a great test and opportunity. There's something very pure about it. There are no frills and there's nowhere to hide and you have to be vulnerable as hell, and you have to serve something much greater than yourself, which is this incred- ible work of art that you're trying to bring to life. It's a wonderful, lucky opportunity for any actor to have. But, yeah, the majority of the time I wake up in the morning I'm kind of confused as to why I decided to do it. [Laughs] But you have to heave yourself up!"
Andrew on the process and how he ended up being the one chosen for the much-sought after role as Spider-Man:
"It was pretty basic, apart from it being more dragged out and pressure-filled and dra- matic than any other audition process I've ever been through. They like to put you through the ringer, in the respect that it creates drama and tension among a generation of actors."
Tobey on the impact of being Spider-Man on his career/life:
"I think our thing was a little bit different because movies hadn't been doing the sort of opening-weekend business that's fairly commonâ"even expectedâ"today. The first Harry Potter came out about six months before us and it was this phenom- enon from Day one. it was so wild because it was a new thing at that momentâ"and i'm not saying that hasn't happened in movie history, but at the time that was a big jump. and then that happened with us. People didn't anticipate [2002's Spider- Man] to be like that. Leading up to it you start to get reactions and people tell you, you know, what the tracking is and what range your opening weekend box office is likely to be. but for me it was kind of unexpected. So much shifted in my life the weekend the movie came out. it was shocking."