Andrew Garfield has spoken about production on the upcoming Spider-Man Film.
Speaking to the Guardian, the actor revealed, “We started shooting two weeks ago and then we have Christmas off. Then we’re back into it for, gosh, a fair bit of time… I’m going to have to hibernate into this character for at least four or five months… I feel like a kid in my pyjamas. I can only say how it feels and it feels pretty special. It feels like a dream realized and a fantasy realized. Again, I don’t take it lightly and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to wear spandex for the next couple of months.”
When asked how physically demanding the role is, Garfield again confirmed that his take on Peter Parker is as a teenager:
“I think Spider-Man needs strength, but Peter Parker is still a teenager, you know? That’s a very tender balance to figure out. It’s very specific what we’re trying to achieve in terms of body type and the feeling of that. Rest assured, there’s a lot of people helping me with that because I have no discipline in that respect. My father’s a swimming coach and I kind of rebelled against that very early on. Any kind of exercise routine has to be cracked with a pretty firm whip.”