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Andrew Garfield Says He Feels ‘Some Guilt’ About Not Having Children By 40

Life is imitating artwork for Andrew Garfield.

The actor received a Golden Globe for his portrayal of composer Jonathan Larson in “Tick, Tick… Boom!” this 12 months. In the movie, Larson takes inventory of his life as he approaches the age of 30.

In an interview printed in GQ on Wednesday, Garfield, who will flip 40 subsequent 12 months, appeared to be having an analogous sense of hysteria about approaching his milestone birthday.

Yet as a substitute of feeling pissed off by his profession aspirations like Larson, Garfield mentioned he feels “some guilt” about not succumbing to the “societal obligation of procreating.”

“I always thought I would be the first to have kids and settle down,” the star of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” instructed the journal.

“And [my friends who are also turning 40 are] all shacked up and a couple of kids deep, for the most part. And I’m like…” he continued, trailing off and laughing. “I’m here with you, eating a burger, just contemplating existence. Trying to fill my days with as much nonsense as I possibly can.”

Garfield mentioned his mom, who died in 2019, can be there in spirit if he has youngsters.

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Garfield mentioned he has tried to launch himself “from the societal obligation of procreating by the time I’m 40,” which he acknowledged was “easier” for him as a person.

Garfield’s feedback come after his ex-girlfriend, Emma Stone, had a child final 12 months together with her husband, “Saturday Night Live” author Dave McCary. Although Garfield doesn’t point out Stone in his interview with GQ, he does appear to retain a pleasant relationship together with his “The Amazing Spider-Man” co-star who he dated from 2011 to 2015.

In reality, Garfield instructed “Happy Sad Confused” podcast earlier this 12 months that Stone nonetheless texts him, and was even badgering him for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” spoilers.

His reflection on potential youngsters additionally comes after the dying of his mom, Lynn, who died in 2019.

“Life seems to be a perpetual practice of letting shit go,” Garfield instructed GQ. “Letting go of an idea of how a thing should look, or be, or feel. And that one’s a big one [to let go of], because of course I would’ve loved my mum to have met my kids, if I’m going to have kids. And she will. In spirit. She’ll be there for it. I know she’s there, for all the big ones.”

To learn Garfield’s interview in full, head over to GQ.



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