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Garfield: Spidey casting dramatic

Andrew Garfield has revealed the casting process for the latest Spider-Man movie was "pressure-filled and dramatic".

The British actor will play the web-slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens in cinemas in July, and confessed landing the coveted role was a tough process.

Andrew was interviewed by fellow actor Tobey Maguire, who also played the character on the big screen, for V-Man magazine.

He said: "It was pretty basic, apart from it being more dragged out and pressure-filled and dramatic than any other audition process I've ever been through. They like to put you through the ringer, in the respect that it creates drama and tension among a generation of actors.

"And they succeed every time, it seems. But, no, it was great. I'm friends with a few of the guys who were up for it, and I actually had dinner with Jamie [Bell] the night of my screen test and his screen test.

"We compared notes and war stories, and we kind of got past the ridiculousness of it all and thought it would be a nice idea to get everyone together and kind of interview each other about how messed up the process is, being against each other, and remember that we're all in it together, knowing that when you take off that bodysuit someone else is going to be stepping into your sweat immediately after."

Andrew, 28, revealed it was particularly tough in the monitoring area where he said there were "literally about 30 people judging you, looking at your face and whispering to each other".

"It's one of the most disconcerting and kind of humiliating things to go through, if you're aware of it, you know what I mean?," he said.

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