Andrew Garfield has made no bones about his affection for Spider-Man, the character he plays once more next month in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Now, the actor is using some colorful ways to describe both the superhero and his alter ego, Peter Parker. Garfield summed up the character as someone racked with self-doubt, a person whose personality felt familiar to him.
Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can’t just switch off. He never feels like he’s doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt.
‘He ums and ahs about his future because he’s neurotic. He’s Jewish. It’s a defining feature. He’s an over-thinker. It would be much easier if he was a life-saving robot.’
He added: ‘I hope Jewish people won’t mind the cliche, because my father’s Jewish. I have that in me for sure.
Next, he compared the character to Jesus–without apology but with plenty of affection.
He is misunderstood, like Jesus. I don’t mind the Jesus parallel for Spider-man. Jesus is an awesome guy. When Pontius Pilate said: “They say you’re the son of God. If you’re the son of God tell me.” Jesus was like: “I know who I am, bitch.”