'F***ing hell, man, it hurts': Andrew Garfield breaks down while discussing his mother's death

In a recent interview, Andrew Garfield said, 'That doesn’t provide any answers, but it does feel like it sharpens an arrow of direction'

'F***ing hell, man, it hurts': Andrew Garfield breaks down while discussing his mother's death
Andrew Garfield broke down as he discussed his mother's death in an interview recently (Getty Images)
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MALIBU, CALIFORNIA: Andrew Garfield broke down while discussing his mother's death. In a recent interview with British GQ, the 39-year-old actor was in tears while speaking about his mother, Lynn. He reportedly said that losing her made him realise that “we’re not gonna be here long” and he learnt he had to embrace life while it lasted.

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The actor's mother was diagonsed with pancreatic cancer before he started filming the movie 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' in late 2019. Despite everything, she encouraged him to go to North Carolina for filiming. However, as her condition got worse, the film's production was temporarily halted so he could visit her in the UK. 

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“That doesn’t provide any answers, but it does feel like it sharpens an arrow of direction, in some mysterious way,” he said, adding, “But then, I don’t know – my dad, right now, I think, is just meant to tend his back garden."

“He’s lost his wife, and I think all he’s meant to do right now, for the most part – it’s going to make me cry – is play with his grandkids, and create this back garden… He’s gone crazy, as grief will make you do, but he’s gone toward beauty and nature and self-soothing. And I’m really kind of impressed with him for that.” While speaking, the actor' voice reportedly started cracking as he spoke about his loss. 

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“F***. F***ing hell, man. It’s awful. It hurts – the beauty of it hurts, so much. Knowing he’s created something so beautiful out of the worst loss you could ever… They were together, in love. They were an imperfect couple that stayed together," he reportedly told the magazine.

“And for him to be left, now, to deal with what that means – I’m not going to speak for his experience, because that’s not appropriate. But I feel like I can say: I feel like making a garden is plenty. You know what I mean? I don’t think we’re all meant to save the world all the time,” the 'tick, tick... BOOM!' actor said.

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Garfield expressed his gratitude to the team of 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' for permitting him to see his mother when she was very sick. “When I said my mum has just gone into hospice care, and I have to go, they didn’t hesitate. And they shut down production for me. And I still find that deeply moving," he reportedly said, as per The Independent 

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“It gave me one of the biggest gifts of my life – I got to be with my mum in the last 10 days of her life. And there’s nothing more vital than that. I would have just gone, ‘I’m going!’... We left nothing unsaid to each other. We left nothing unspoken,” he added.

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