Andrew Garfield on Sexuality: “Maybe I’ll Have an Awakening Later in My Life”
Andrew Garfield’s most famous relationship may be with Emma Stone — frankly, even when they’re not together, their adoration for each other gives us hope — but the actor isn’t limiting himself when it comes to his future partners.
During a Q&A in London for his starring role in Angels in America at the National Theatre, an audience member asked what resources the actor accessed in order to play a gay man with AIDS who is living in New York during the height of the epidemic. “As far as I know, I am not a gay man,” the 33-year-old began, according to Gay Times.
Admitting that he had to look to outside sources to inform his portrayal, he also considered his own sexuality further, saying, “Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it, but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role?”
He continued: “I had to trust that it was the right thing and Tony [Kushner, writer of Angels in America] had asked me and maybe if he’d asked me, it was the right thing.”
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(h/t HelloGiggles; photos via Jeff Spicer + Emma McIntyre/Getty)