With Tom Holland taking up the Spider-Man baton, Andrew Garfield is certainly moving on. These days, he’s performing on the UK’s National Theatre version of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s play about homosexuality and AIDS in the 80’s.
In a discussion about his performance, Andrew addressed his own sexuality – and how “an awakening” might be in the cards for him.
Andrew Garfield, who is now 33-years-old, spoke during a discussion at a National Theatre event, as Gay Times reports. When asked about his preparations for the role of a gay men in the play, Andrew had this to say:
“As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well.”
Andrew then explained that he was hesitant to take on the role, fearing he would have nothing to bring as a straight man. But when the playwright asked him to take part – he trusted it was the right thing to do.
And a lot of Andrew’s inspiration, comes from watching episodes of… RuPaul’s Drag Race.
“My only time off during rehearsals, every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”
Last year, following the Orlando shooting, Andrew attended a vigil in London, in support of the victims. Subsequently, he was asked to share his feelings about the vigil – and Pride.
“Pride is A celebration of a community who have had to fight and are still fighting for their basic human rights”, Andrew wrote in an essay for TimeOut London. “Welcome me, don’t just tolerate me. See me as I am and love me as I am: your brother, your sister…”