Andrew Garfield Taking a Break from Acting Following FX Miniseries

2021 was a very busy year for Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield, who starred in three succeeding major features including The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tick, Tick…Boom!, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. In a recent interview with Variety, Garfield has confirmed that he is planning to take a break from acting after finishing promotions for his upcoming true crime drama miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, which will be premiering today.

“I’m going to rest for a little bit,” Garfield said. “I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for awhile. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season. I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while.”

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Garfield also went on to stress the importance of taking care of one’s self. “I think it was actually a necessity for us to have game nights and go into nature and hike and you know, swim and dive and lakes and dance and eat good food so that we could really come back and fully give ourselves [to the work]. We had to keep on taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of the story.”

Garfield is currently not attached to any new projects right now. But, following his return as Spider-Man, a lot of fans have been campaigning to Sony for the continuation of his The Amazing Spider-Man films.

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Based on Jon Krakauer’s New York Times bestselling novel, Under the Banner of Heaven is created and executive produced by Dustin Lance Black (Milk), who also be serving as the showrunner. The miniseries stars Andrew Garfield, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Gil Birmingham, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Seth Numrich, Chloe Pirrie, and Sandra Seacat.

“The miniseries follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah,” reads the synopsis. “As Detective Jeb Pyre investigates events that transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.”


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