YOU’D be forgiven for thinking that Andrew Garfield’s upcoming movie – in which he plays a man who gets paralysed and can’t breathe for himself – would be a depressing affair.
But the actor says it’s one of his most uplifting, inspiring roles and admits that being able to shoot in the beauty of African safari parks was a “dream come true”.
Whilst chatting to Magic Breakfast show host Harriet Scott, Garfield revealed that he had the opportunity to film in Spain and Africa for his latest film, Breathe.
“I got to drive all these amazing old Jeeps in Africa going through these game reserves seeing giraffes and elephants, with the wonderful actress Claire Foy, so you know, it was a dream come true really”.
The actor, famed for his high-intensity action roles as Spiderman, took on a wildly different challenge when he accepted the role of Robin Cavendish, who at 28 contracted polio and was given months to live.
But with the help of his family and an inventor friend, he dedicates the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled. And Garfield even admits the film had to cut some of the amazing feats he accomplished.
“Their lives were so remarkable and we couldn’t fit every single remarkable thing they did into the film. But all of those scenes were so joyful,” he said.
“It’s a strange thing because on the surface of it you kind of thinkits a film about someone who gets paralysed and he can’t breathe for himself and on the surface its quite a sad idea.
“But actually for anyone who sees the film they realise very quickly that this is actually incredibly life-affirming and hopeful and uplifting and inspiring.”
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