British actor Andrew Garfield, 32, struggles with the media attention and insecurity that comes with acting. "Coming in today to do interviews, I'm like, Why? I know that I'm an actor
and it's part of the job, and I feel lucky I get to do that, but with the interviews, it's such a weird thing. What do I have to say?" "That was my experience with the Spider-Man thing," Andrew Garfield told New York Magazine. ‘It's like, "Oh, f-ck, my life is now great!’ But in fact, I'm still f-cked up in my own ways, and insecure, and scared, and don't really know who I am."
"I’m not accepted. None of us are accepted in this culture. We’re only accepted if we are … well, name it.
White, famous, heterosexual ...
"... Handsome, charming, charismatic, thin-enough eyebrows to be beautiful, but thick enough to still be masculine. We are told constantly we’re not enough, we’re told constantly that we don’t have enough, we’re told constantly that we’ll never be enough. It’s that dangling-carrot thing."
That was my experience with the Spider-Man thing. It’s like, "Oh, fuck, my life is now great!" But in fact, I’m still fucked up in my own ways, and insecure, and scared, and don’t really know who I am. Celebrity is the new religion, as far as I can see, along with money, power, status. It’s all the same umbrella — the seductive forces of evil, really."