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Andrew Garfield Is Taking a Break From Acting to ‘Be a Bit of a Person for Awhile’

Andrew Garfield’s been busy. Between The Eyes of Tammy Faye, tick, tick …BOOM! and some movie called Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor’s been taking a lot of roles, doing a lot of publicity (a tour which included RELEVANT!) and getting memed into the ages. Now, the guy is ready for a break.

“I’m going to rest for a little bit,” Garfield told Variety. “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.”

Fair enough! Garfield-heads can tide themselves over with his latest project Under the Banner of Heaven, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 true story of murder and the Mormon Church. Garfield plays Detective Jeb Pyre, an elder in the Church of Latter Day Saints who finds his faith tested as he investigates a homicide with ties to his own faith. It’s the latest in Garfield’s string of faith adjacent roles (Silence, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Hacksaw Ridge) in which he plays a person brought into conflict with their spiritual beliefs. It’s a nice little lane but, hey, everyone deserves a breather.

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