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The Amazing Spider-Man suit was uncomfortable says Andrew Garfield

04 April 2012

The long awaited release of Marc Webb's 3D take on the Spider-Man mythos is fast approaching, and while promoting the new film, Andrew Garfield who takes on the superhero role revealed that wearing the iconic superhero costume initially made him uncomfortable.

During an interview with chat show favourite Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Social Network actor said that the outfit "irritated" and often looked "unflattering" explaining "One of the first nights we were out on location in downtown LA, we were in a parking structure. I knew there were paparazzi taking terrible unflattering shots of my, you know, everything. It was an acting exercise.

The whole point of wearing a mask is you feel free and you can be whatever you want and you can be witty. That was the whole point; Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man and he becomes this other ego, his alter-ego.

But knowing that your keister has been shot from many different angles makes you very uncomfortable."

Garfield who also starred in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go went on to say that getting into the required physical shape for the film was a "life change" and not as easy as it is made out to be adding "I get frustrated with men's health magazines you know, because it's like in five minutes you'll be as fit as a fiddle if you just follow these three simple steps and eat cucumbers, but this is hard work. I wouldn't be able to do it without someone helping."

The Amazing Spider-Man hits cinemas in 3D on July 4 and features a stellar cast including Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson, Sally Field and C. Thomas Howell.

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