‘Social Network’ Star Andrew Garfield Talks Getting In Shape To Play Spiderman

What does a superhero do to get in shape? Andrew Garfield is trying to figure that out.The English actor, featuring this year in ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Never Let Me Go,’ won the web-slinger role in the Spiderman film franchise reboot, whi…

What does a superhero do to get in shape? Andrew Garfield is trying to figure that out.

The English actor, featuring this year in ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Never Let Me Go,’ won the web-slinger role in the Spiderman film franchise reboot, which brings Peter Parker back to his early, high school days as a fledgling wall crawler. That physical juxtaposition — teenage superhero — took some figuring out on Garfield’s part.

“I think Spider-Man needs strength, but Peter Parker is still a teenager, you know? That’s a very tender balance to figure out,” he told the UK’s Guardian newspaper (via The Hollywood Reporter). “It’s very specific what we’re trying to achieve in terms of body type and the feeling of that.”

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