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Andrew Garfield Gives More Insight Into The Amazing Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is giving more and more clues as to how his portrayal of Peter Parker is going to be different from the precedent set by Tobey Maguire, according to

According to the the site, Garfield spoke to The Times of India about his role in the film. He said that the part of Peter’s personality he identified with the most was his feelings about being a child without parents. “I have tried to explore Peter Parker as an orphan,” he said. “Orphans, I feel, are the strongest human beings on the planet. The amount of things they have to deal with in their lives is amazing. I have tried to capture how Peter copes with the feelings of being an underdog, his confusions and his self-doubt. This, I hope, has brought, a certain level of empathy and sensitivity to his character that explains how it helps him become the hero that he eventually turns out to be.”

He also said that he is not going to infringe upon Maguire’s version of Peter Parker. “I love the work that Tobey did,” he said. “I’ve watched him in the earlier there movies as a fan and I feel that what he did was perfect. I would never even begin to compare myself with him. And I feel it’s not the point, either.”

You can read more at The Times of India.

Written By: Monique Jones

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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