Andrew Garfield has had a stand-out year. He blew people away in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, made others fall in love with him all over again in Tick, Tick…Boom!, and now he’s taking on the series Under the Banner of Heaven. Basically, he’s been hustling hard. And that’s got to put a lot of weight on anyone’s shoulders. That’s why he’s taking a break.
According to Variety, Garfield is taking a break from acting. “I’m going to rest for a little bit,” he revealed to Gilbert Flores from Variety. “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 awhile. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season.”
He followed that up with, “I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while.” And honestly, we’re not even mad. Garfield has been on everyone’s radar and absolutely blew up when Spider-man: No Way Home happened. Many already knew him from his past work but for many, this was a fresh start and his popularity has spiked.
Andrew Garfield deserves his privacy and time to ground himself like anyone else. So, you do you. Take your time. And when you’re ready to blow us all away with your amazing work, we’ll be there, ready and willing! Until then, have fun being you and take care of yourself; physically, mentally, and emotionally.