Andrew Garfield explains why he got a shoe thrown at his head by Lin-Manuel Miranda
In a year filled with musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! is on everyone’s lips. Andrew Garfield isn’t generally a name quickly associated with musical theater on the big screen, although that hasn’t stopped him from delivering a wonderful performance. Garfield recently explained why Miranda threw a shoe at him on the Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! together.
Andrew Garfield plays Jonathan Larson in ‘Tick, Tickâ¦ ââBoom!’
Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! follows Jonathan Larson (Garfield) as he nears his 30th birthday in the early 1990s. He is a very promising theater composer who dreams of being the future of the industry. However, he is terrified of ruining what he sees as his only chance to make his dreams come true.
Meanwhile, he tries to juggle his friendship with his best friend, Michael (Robin de Jesus), and his relationship with his girlfriend, Susan (Alexandra Shipp). Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! explores the history, music and legacy of Laron through an examination of this particular period of his life.
Lin-Manuel Miranda threw a shoe at Andrew Garfield on the set
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Garfield, Javier Bardem, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oscar Isaac and Jared Leto about their big performances of the year. Garfield spoke about his filming experience Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom!the greatest moments. He also reflected on what it was like to work with Miranda on his first behind-the-camera film.
âWith Lin-Manuel Mirandaâ¦ it’s his first movie he’s directing,â Garfield said. âThere’s this self-confidence that he’s got that is so incredibly contagious and beautiful. I had never sung before. And I remember the first time I sang in front of him, he threw a shoe at meâ¦ in a beautiful way.
Garfield continued, “I just had to claim those numbers because it was my duty to Jon [Larson]. Even though I looked like pure shit, I had to act like I looked like a fucking god rock angel. And Lin whispers to me after throwing away his shoe, which narrowly missed my head: “The one that gave you the idea that you couldn’t do certain things, I want to find them.” And I want to have harsh words with them.
âLike your best friend at 7 who just wants you to come true,â Garfield said.
Andrew Garfield buzzes at the Oscars for “Tick, Tickâ¦ ââBoom!”
Garfield gets a plethora of Oscar buzz for his Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! performance as Jonathan. It has previously won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Many critics and analysts place it at the top of the list for those who deserve to win the award.
Garfield previously won an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2016 Hacksaw ridge. He lost Oscar gold to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the sea. Tic, Ticâ¦ Boom! is another chance for the actor to secure a win for an incredibly tender performance.
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