Andrew Garfield is currently starring in a London production of Angels in America. During a panel discussion, the 33-year-old actor stated some very interesting things. When asked by an audience member about what resources and research he did for his role in Tony Kushner’s award-winning play, he said the following.
“As far as I know, I am not a gay man.” He added “Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it, but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role?
“I had to trust that it was the right thing and Tony [Kushner, writer of Angels in America] had asked me and maybe if he’d asked me, it was the right thing. It was as about doing honour, doing justice and knowing my herstory.
“The preparation had begun before (rehearsals began) with a lot of my friends. (The play is) As much devoted to my friends in the gay community as it is those that passed during the epidemic.”
Garfield then went on to talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race. Not too surprising given his epic “I’m Every Woman” lip sync performance. He’s a fan to say the least.
“I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series.
“My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”
“I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series. “My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”
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