“It was beautiful because it was a real opportunity for people to deal with someone’s heart being placed in front of them. I got really upset with the moderator and upset with people’s snarking because it was so un-inclusive and narrow. People were saying, ‘This isn’t appropriate. This isn’t a therapy session.’ Its like, fuck you: Why can’t it be a therapy session?”—
Andrew Garfield, talking about a Never Let Me Go press conference where a woman “over-shared” about her personal experience with organ donation
“I am so happy I got the clearance to cut it! I think it really works for Tommy. When the girls come to pick me up from my care centre after I haven’t seen them for six years, I felt so ugly. I felt so horrible because they made me look uglier than I already am. I was like, “Aw, that’s lovely…” It was such a help.”—Andrew, on Tommy’s haircut in Never Let Me Go
Did you ever see TSN panel where Andrew said that he had never been drunk before? At first I took it as a joke, but then it really seemed like he was telling the truth, but given his frequent awkwardness it could just be a joke that fell flat. Thoughts?
Under strip-lighting, amid desks and cool Cali-kid extras, Garfield has spent 90 minutes in an emotional maelstrom. Snatching and smashing. Snatching and smashing. Snatching and smashing. At 12.45 a.m. on a Friday in December 2009 - day 34 of the 70-day shoot, take 10 of this set-up - Fincher shouts across, ‘Andrew, disintergrate it! The computer: disintergrate it!’
It is a bastard hard scene: bringing rage and hurt again and again and again. Garfield, in dapper dark suit and perfect US accent, is excellent, but drained. After stumbling over the same word one too many times, he bellows an expletive. Eventually, 25 Apples will be obliterated.
At 5.05 a.m., the various set-ups are exhausted, as is Garfield, when Fincher offers blessed words - ‘Cut it! Movin’ on’ - and shakes his hand. Garfield calls out to the crew, ‘Sorry if I was an asshole!’ He wasn’t. He was human. That’s what Fincher employed him for.
”—Empire on-set report, December issue 2010 (via walternate)
“Garfield leaves to change into his own, casual clothes before returning to crouch behind the camera as it hovers close to Eisenberg. Just before the camera rolls, he leans toward the Zombieland star and hisses, ‘You’re a fucking dick and you betrayed your best fucking friend. Live with that.’ It’s shocking to hear. It certainly helps with the take. And it is evidence both of Garfield’s professional generosity and Fincher’s nous - for the abuse was at the director’s instruction.”— Empire on-set report, December issue 2010 (via walternate)