Why is Andrew Garfield taking a break from acting? Fans tell him 'don't be afraid of therapy'

Garfield said he was 'very inspired' by Simone Biles and her decision not to attempt the vault during the Tokyo Olympics


                            Why is Andrew Garfield taking a break from acting? Fans tell him 'don't be afraid of therapy'
Andrew Garfield talked about taking a 'break' from the acting spotlight in a recent interview (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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Andrew Garfield, who has been in a number of highly acclaimed films including 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Spiderman: No Way Home,' and others, recently dropped a message for his fans. The actor in an interview stated that he is going to take a break from acting and wants to get away from the spotlight for a while.

The 38-year-old actor told Variety in a recent interview that he expects to take a well-deserved break after the debut of his real crime series ‘Under The Banner of Heaven,’ today, April 28, 2022. Garfield stated that he wants to “just be ordinary for a while." He continued,  "I'm going to rest for a little bit. I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for a while."

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Garfield also added, “It feels very important right now, especially after a lot of output, a lot of being out in the world, and giving a lot of energy to things that I'm very passionate about. Like it's so tempting to live in that way of just always onto the next thing. But actually, and I know it's a privilege that I get to even consider that, to actually take time." The actor has had a hectic schedule after his hit movie, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye.’

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When asked what made him decide he needed a ‘break,’ he said, “I'm very inspired by Simone Biles and I'm very inspired by her saying, nope, I'm not going to do that vault. I'm going to endanger myself if I vault today. I find that really an incredible example. And Kendrick Lamar, who hasn't put out an album in a while. I really admire anyone who can forego the temptation of having to be always on the up and up. Someone who can really be on their own rhythm, bang to the beat of their own drum."

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Andrew Garfield listed a few famous actors' names as the inspiration behind him taking a break from acting. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)


The actor further talked about what he wants to do during his break from acting. He stated,  “I kind of want to lay down and just think and not think and watch other people's work and just be really, really, really kind of... and listen to music and be with friends and eat burgers, you know, just kind of be a person.” As an actor who got nominated for his portrayal of Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's directorial debut ‘Tick, Tick...Boom!’, a break seems like a good idea. But what do his fans think?

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On Twitter, once the interview came out, Garfield’s fans came out with supportive tweets. One fan wrote, “He was non stop working since his mom died. Now he just need to recoup. Please do not take too long Andrew, we will miss you,” while another said, “This is honestly good for him, as in this press junket for this new tv series he either looked high or really sleepy, which to me is a sign he really needs a break. Being in the real world, away from the bubble can only be good for him.” Another fan wrote, “Hope it's not too long. A great actor who I hope to see win an Academy Award. Hope he takes good care of his mental health after seeing Depp, Heard, and Murray. Dont be afraid of therapy and keep things private.”

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