Garfield was nominated for the Best Actor Award for his performance in Tick, Tick … Boom! at the Oscars 2022.
Last Updated: 02.41 PM, Apr 29, 2022
After winning a second Oscar nomination for the film, Tick, Tick … Boom!, Andrew Garfield has decided to take a career break. The Amazing Spider-Man actor had back-to-back releases in the past year. He reprised the role of the superhero in the Tom Holland-led movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home with Tobey Maguire. He also had The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick … Boom!, which were released last year. His most recent release is Under the Banner of Heaven, a limited series on the basis of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 true-crime book of the same name.
Speaking to Variety, the Social Networking actor said, "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." He further added how it is important for the actor to take care of themselves in order to take care of the story that they take up. "I think it was actually a necessity for us to have game nights and go into nature and hike and you know, swim and dive and lakes and dance and eat good food so that we could really come back and fully give ourselves [to the work],” he told the portal.
The actor was also making the headlines recently as he had become a subject of viral memes after being caught on camera, texting during the Oscars. In another interview with ET Canada, the star said he feels bad for being distracted during the Oscars segment where the host was announcing the nominations for Best Director. He said he wasn't expecting any cameras on him as the awards was being announced for best director and hence, indulged in some texting to his friends who were enquiring about the vibe at Hollywood's biggest night.
Meanwhile, Under the Banner of Heaven is a FX's limited series. It is written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and directed by David Mackenzie.