Andrew Garfield would have a sex change for a good part


Andrew Garfield is my new crush. I just went to see The Social Network over the weekend, and Garfield is The One. I know everyone is saying that Justin Timberlake (playing Sean Parker) should be the one to get an Oscar nomination, and while JT wasn’t bad (he was better than I expected), Andrew Garfield was acting his ass off! Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, the “cofounder” of Facebook, and its first CFO. Saverin was Mark Zuckerberg’s best friend, and Saverin also sued Zuckerberg when Saverin was cut out. Now, if any actor gets a nom from The Social Network, I hope it’s him. Also: my thoughts on the movie, in case anyone is interested – it was good. Not great. Not “one of the best movies of the year” and not “Best Picture Oscar” good. But solid. Good script, solid-to-wonderful performances, and it was surprisingly smart. Sorry I’m so late to the game! Better late than never.

So, with my new crush flourishing, I want to know more about Andrew Garfield. So I looked up a few recent interviews with him, and he’s slightly boring. But he’s friends with Robert “The Sparkler” Pattinson, he’s going to be the new Spiderman, and he’d totally get a sex change for a part, so at least my boy is trying to jazz it up!

Playing Spiderman in a big-budget blockbuster instantly sets Andrew Garfield out as one of the most macho newcomers in Hollywood – but the Brit actor has happily admitted he’d have a sex change if it meant getting future roles.

Garfield tells ShortList magazine: “A sex change? Yeah, I’d do anything! As long as they froze the member! It needs to be reversible!”

Despite such penile frankness, the 27-year-old actor knows that his new fanbase will be encroaching on the same territory as old mate Robert Pattinson – but denies there will be any negative competition between the two.

“I don’t see it that way. Rob’s a friend of mine and I care about him a lot,” he says.
“We’re very supportive of each other.”

Andrew Garfield also was felt like he was “floating” in a bubble after landing the lead in ‘Spider-Man’. He was thrilled to be told he would be playing the superhero in the upcoming installation of the superhero film franchise, but had to remind himself he was only playing the role and not becoming Spider-Man in real life.

He said: “When I found out about being cast in ‘Spider-Man’, it was like this bubble developed around me. I was floating in it for a while. And then, suddenly, it evaporated, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m just an actor. I don’t get to actually be Spider-Man.’ But maybe I’ll have moments where I’m convinced that I am and those periods of fantasy will get me through.”

However, the hype around his role as Peter Parker and his alter-ego have helped Andrew understand the problems his new character would face.

He said: “I think it’s going to be a little bit more complicated than what I imagined. And, of course, I’m going to feel a great pressure, which might be one of Peter Parker’s great struggles, in having to live up to this thing that he is supposed to be or symbolises. It will be interesting. I think the more I can tie into my own reality, the better and more enriching it will be for everyone involved.”

[From The Daily Mirror, Monsters & Critics]

Andrew is British and American, and he’s 27 years old and… he reminds me a lot of Hayden Christensen. Which is weird. He looks like Hayden (sort of) and he talks like Hayden, and they have some similar mannerisms. Has anyone seen Hayden around lately? But, seriously, Andrew is like the more butch version of Hayden (not that that’s saying much). Where Hayden always looks like he’s about to cry, Andrew looks like he’s about to tell you off. Also, he’s got great shoulders. Too bad he doesn’t photograph very well. He looks like an awkward baby bird in photos – he just needs to learn how to pose on a red carpet. Otherwise, my crush is in full bloom now!



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Taurus says:

    He looks like hell in those first two pics. He needs a good piece of red meat in his life.

  2. Devon says:

    I’m so with you on the Garfield crush. I saw TSN yesterday and he was the best part of the film. Can’t wait to see Never Let Me Go.

  3. K says:

    D’awwwwwww… “awkward baby bird” is an apt description.

  4. Hattie says:

    Watch Boy A and, if time permits and you are okay with some graphic violence, the Red Riding Trilogy: 1979.
    Garfield kills it in both those movies- especially impressive because he gives depth and empathy to characters that are … hard to like. Good stuff. Not sure crush is the right word, but I find him extremely compelling.

    PS: Eisenberg killed it in the social network. I hope he, Garfield, and Fincher work together again.

  5. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I wanted to see The Social Network but I guess I can catch it later on tonight. I am pretty sure if Justin Timberlake is nominated for acting award as big an Oscar, I am fu*king done with the Academy Awards, I will be pissed even if he is nominated. I hate to be judgmental but I can’t imagine him being any good but I will found out tonight and if I have to bite my tongue I will. EW wrote an article about how sexist the movie is and I was instantly put off, thats why I never saw it in theaters and plus I don’t care for Facebook. I wanna see movie about Twitter.

  6. Kaiser says:

    Hattie – Thanks! Honestly, the first I’ve ever heard of him was this year – he’s everywhere, all of sudden to me. Good to know he was turning in solid performances for years.

    It’s very peculiar, though, the way he’s only attractive in motion, and not in still photos.

  7. Mika says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only person in the world who thought JT was shitty in the Social Network. He was just as awful as ever (Black Snake Moan anyone?) he was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented people. He was just a bad actor going through the motions in a good movie.

  8. Girafe99 says:

    @Hattie, absolutely agree about Boy A, it is one of the best things I have seen on television, I would watch it alone for that dance scene in the club

  9. cprincess says:

    November 1st, 2010 at 2:37 pm I’m so with you on the Garfield crush. I saw TSN yesterday and he was the best part of the film. Can’t wait to see Never Let Me Go.”
    Devon -I cannot remember the last time a film had such a profound effect on me as never let me go-its beautiful,haunting,depressing…
    Forget The Social Network-
    see NEVER LET ME GO…
    its beyond amazing.

  10. Ferguson. says:

    I totally agree with you, I went to see TSN the day after it was released and I really liked it, I didnt LOVE it though. And the first thing I did after seeing the movie was finding out more about Andrew. Oh man, he really got me.

    Anyway, Hayden C. is a lot sexier and more talented than he is.

  11. flutters says:

    Kaiser: I 100% cosign with your review of The Social Network. Maybe it was my mistake for buying into the hype but after I saw the movie, I was kind of like “That’s it?” I mean it was definitely good and well done and smart. But it didn’t blow me away and make me feel like I’d seen the movie that would define my generation.

    Is everybody really saying JT deserves an Oscar nom? Because EW’s been all about Andrew Garfield from the very beginning and maybe Armie Hammer (the guy who played the twins). I feel like Garfield and Eisenberg have been getting the best reviews. Timberlake’s maybe more prominent just because the studio wants the celebrity promoting the movie.

  12. Sefa says:

    Girl, you HAVE to find the video of him singing the Bed Intruder song. It was the first time I’ve seen him speak, outside of an episode of “Doctor Who,” and it was so adorable and endearing and hilarious.

  13. spinner says:

    It kinda already looks like he already had the operation. He’s a GIRL!!!

  14. lala in nYc says:

    love! this boy is mesmerizing and it’s cute how awkward he is on the red carpet. makes him more real.

    andrew for HGF, please!

  15. jzhz says:

    You should see him in the Red Riding trilogy. you can get it/stream it on Netflix. He’s pretty great in that.

    oops, Hattie already posted this. I second her comment!

  16. mln says:

    I liked the Social Network better than Inception I think it has great storytelling and great performances from Garfield, the kid who plays Zuckerberg, and the guy who plays the twins. JT was decent but not Oscar worthy. I think since there are 10 spaces for Best Pic this year TSN is a shoe in for a nomination.

  17. embertine says:

    He’s adorable, he totally looks like Bambi.

    Look at your Bambi… then back to me….

  18. Bina says:

    TSN – Good movie. Watched it last night. It totally gave me nostalgia for my college days. But was anyone else disturbed by the way the women are portrayed in that movie?

  19. Marianne says:

    The Social Network was good, but I LOVED Never Let Me Go. It ranks higher on my top 10 movies of 2010.

  20. loopygorilla says:

    JT wasnt THAT good lol it wasnt a hard part for him… the role was to act like a douche and JT is a douche.

    the only other people who can give compete in the douche stakes against JT is Ashton Kutcher and John Mayer.

    and if JT gets an oscar nomination then hell has fking frozen over and we can nominate beyonce for one too and then give Madonna as oscar too.

    i agree, the movie wasnt bad, it wasnt great, i wouldnt gush over it for the oscars.

    seriously if this movie gets oscar nods, then it must be a slow year in hollywood.

    yes jesse einsenberg was good in it but it wasnt spectacular.

    anyway jesse einsenberg is totally the new “it” boy in town to replace michael cera IMO. michael cera just seems to pull the same old shit all the time.

    anyway, as for andrew garfield, YUM!

    he is the new spiderman btw 🙂 mmmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm hhhhhhh mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    can you imagine andrew in tight lycra and shirtless… DAMMM but he will need to buff up abit, i likes me guys lean but he needs abit of muscles 🙂

  21. Emma says:

    Several things:
    1. JT was just being his sleezy/cocky self in the social network. Should not get an Oscar nom. for portraying yourself.

    2. Andrew Garfield is kind of mysterious. Like the sexy version of Shia LaBeouf…almost Orlando Bloom-ish.

    3. Tobey Maguire is Spiderman (similar to Matt Damon IS Jason Bourne), so this will be hard to fill the shoes for the character; however, I’m sure he will be great. Maybe an upside down kiss with Emma Stone?? *Fingers crossed*

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