Garfield's reverence for Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield has admitted he "felt like I was serving something greater than me" while filming The Amazing Spider-Man.
The US-born, British-raised star plays the iconic role in the latest reboot of the superhero franchise, and said he was aware of its significance.
He explained: "All the way through filming the Spider-Man movie, I felt like I was serving something greater than me. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't. That character has been an important character to me since I was a kid. And all my concern was to make sure that Peter Parker and the symbol of Spider-Man were treated with the reverence that I have for them."
Having consulted his predecessor Tobey Maguire about what it's like to be at the centre of a white-hot franchise, the 28-year-old is enjoying some quiet time ahead of the media mayhem to come.
"There will be a certain stepping out, yes. I think right now all I'm trying to do is step in," Andrew - who is rumoured to be dating co-star Emma Stone - explained.
"Not in a shy way. Not in a defensive way. Not in a keep-away-from-me way.
"It's just that I need to know myself so well if I'm going to be able to handle this."