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Published On: Sat, Jun 16th, 2012

Andrew Garfield says Spider-man is a symbol of hope

Andrew Garfield has spoken about the role of Spider-Man, calling him “a symbol of hope”.

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The “Social Network” actor explained that the “idealistic” character of Spider-Man had been a source of inspiration to him growing up.

“He’s a symbol of hope,” Garfield told Access Hollywood.

“I was a skinny kid, and I still am a skinny kid. I wanted to have more power. I felt like I was born into the wrong body and I should have been stronger and bigger.

“I saw him as an idealistic. I was an idealistic kid as well, so whenever I saw an injustice I wanted to do something, I didn’t have the authority or power to do it and I’d usually get my teeth kicked in. [The character is able] to reach his hand out and grab the viewer’s hand and [say], ‘Hey, you’re not alone’; Spider-Man was that for me.”

Garfield stars alongside Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen in The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb’s rebooted take on the superhero.

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