The new Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield spoke out about bullying now that he’s been cast as the famous misfit turned superhero Peter Parker.
“School’s hard. I think everyone has been bullied at some point. Kids can be incredibly cruel. On certain days you would come home and think, “today was really horrible”, so I guess I have been bullied and I think everyone has been bullied at some point by some figure in their life,” Garfield said. “I don’t think anyone can escape it.”
However, the actor, pictured at his film The Social Network‘s Blu-ray & DVD launch event on Jan. 6 in Beverly Hills, said he won’t be using his new found fame to stand up to those who may have previously taunted him.
“I haven’t really thought of playing Spider-Man in the context of revenge upon those who bullied me. In all seriousness, it’s not a revenge movie. It’s a role,” he explained, but added, “But as a boy I probably wished I’d been bigger and stronger to help others and myself.”