Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Andrew Garfunkel on Spider-Man Casting: "My 7 year old self started screaming"

New Spider-Man Andrew Garfield says suiting up as the web-slinger is a role he’s been ready to play for over two decades.

“I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years, for someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you’ve always wanted to be all your life, and we’re going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you’re going to feel like you’re swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?’” he told The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend. “‘Let me just consult with my seven-year old self and see what he thinks?…’ So my seven-year-old self started screaming in my soul and saying, ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for.’”

The 27-year-old actor, who will take over the reigns as Peter Parker in the Marc Webb-directed franchise reboot, explained that he’s thrilled to step into the role previously played by Toby Maguire.

“Like every young boy who feels stronger on the inside than they look on the outside, any skinny boy basically who wishes their muscles matched their sense of injustice, God, it’s just the stuff that dreams are made of, for sure,” he told THR. " It’s a true f***ing honor to be part of this symbol that I actually think is a very important symbol and it’s meant a great deal to me, and it continues to mean something to people.”

However, Andrew revealed that the 2012 movie won’t be the first time he’s sported the Marvel super hero’s suit.

“I feel like I’ve been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume,” he added.

Before all of this web-slinging action though, audiences will see Andrew in action in “The Social Network,” which hits theaters on October 1.