Why the Spider-Man reboot made Andrew Garfield cry

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Dec 14, 2012

Andrew Garfield has recently let some things slip about the upcoming Spider-Man. First, we're getting web-slinging in glorious 3-D. Second, he has Tobey Maguire's thumbs-up. And third, putting on the Spidey suit made him whip out the Kleenex.

On a Christmas break after filming two weeks of material, Garfield told MovieWeb:

"It's going great and I'm having a fantastic time. We have such an amazing cast, so I'm heaven playing this role. I feel like a kid in the candy store, I'm one lucky boy I tell you."

"It's bizarre [wearing the Spider-Man suit] and I have to not look at my face. It's strange and surreal to be wearing it and I won't lie I actually shed a tear when I first wore the spandex for the first time. I didn't expect to get so emotional but I did."

For Garfield, this isn't just any role, it's a lifelong dream: He read the comic books avidly and even dressed up as Spidey as a little boy.

And part of Spider-Man's appeal, for Garfield, was Tobey Maguire's portrayal, which is why Maguire's support means so much to him.

So it's not just the physical pain of upside-down wirework or the web-slinging stunts in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot that would make a grown man cry. It's the love.

Although we might get emotional when we see Spider-Man, we absolutely admit we'd cry tears of joy upon receiving Garfield's paycheck.

Take a look at Garfield's BBC interview, which we'd have embedded had we been able to. (He starts talking about Spider-Man at 3:08.)

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