Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is preparing for his time in the spotlight as a blockbuster franchise star by returning to his theater roots in a Broadway production. And no, it's not Turn Off the Dark.
Garfield is starring in a revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, his favorite living actor. Salesman is Garfield's Broadway debut, and it marks his first time on stage in six years.
"There will be a certain stepping out, yes," Garfield said about playing Peter Parker in Spider-Man, and all the attention that comes with it.
"I think right now all I'm trying to do is step in," he told Access Hollywood. "Not in a shy way. Not in a defensive way. Not in a keep-away-from-me way. It's just that I need to know myself so well if I'm going to be able to handle this."
Hiding out on Broadway doesn't mean Garfield isn't excited about being Spider-Man, though.
"That character has been an important character to me since I was a kid. And all my concern was to make sure that Peter Parker and the symbol of Spider-Man were treated with the reverence that I have for them."