VMan Magazine published an interesting article in which the former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire interviews the next Spider-Man - Andrew Garfield. Excerpts from their conversation, read below.
T. Maguire: So, "The New Spider-Man" ...
A. Garfield: Yeah! Do you know about this movie? (Laughs)
T. Maguire: Yes, I know! In fact, when the project is in its infancy, I was delighted by two things: first, because it director is Marc Webb. I think it's interesting and cool choice. And, secondly, naturally, I was very interested, who will play Peter Parker. When I heard that they'll be you, I just gave: "Perfect!
E. Garfield: Oh, God!
T. Maguire: I really wanted to get it cool, and I thought, "What a wonderful actor, Andrew, and I am glad that this film will be shot."
E. Garfield: Very sweet of you.
T. Maguire: What was the selection process? How did you get the role?
E. Garfield: The samples as samples, except for the fact that they were the most exhausting, difficult and dramatic of all, through which I have ever held.
T. Maguire: I understand what you mean. How did it affect on you?
E. Garfield: The main thing I think and worry - what happens after the film will be released. What was your experience when you're in people's eyes became Spider-Man? I'm curious to hear what you say about the changes that have occurred in your life, and what kind were these changes. I have a weight of fear, yet nothing has happened, but I'm sure everything will be much worse than I imagine. I admire you as a great actor, what you've always been and will be. Probably, it is very difficult to adhere to the simple fact that you want to play that you continue to tell stories and do not let your display image to be more yourself. Have you preserved the memory of some specific changes that occurred after the release of "Spider-Man" or everything has happened very smoothly?
T. Maguire: I think with our film the situation was slightly different, because at that time did not evaluate the success of the picture on the box office in its opening weekend, as now. The first "Harry Potter" was released 6 months prior to our film and demonstrated phenomenal results with the premiere. The success was so great because it was something completely new, I'm not saying that it happened the first time in the history of cinema, but at the time it was really a breakthrough. And then the same thing happened with our project. Nobody expected this. Before the premiere conducted public opinion research, and provided data on the demand for tickets, were based on forecasts of the premiere collections. For me personally, it was unexpected. The changes that have occurred in my life for the first weekend, shocked me.
E. Garfield: I feel a great responsibility before the history and to the fans because I know how much this means to be the hero for the audience and for myself. For those who care about Spider-Man and roads as well as me, I want to breathe life into it and make sure that the fans were satisfied to the extent possible.
T. Maguire: It's cool. Much of what you say, for example, the relationship between you, the fans and history demonstrates your respect for the hero.
E. Garfield: Absolutely. Peter Parker - an incredibly positive person - a pure dream come true, a true outsider. When I was a kid, I was not interested in comics as long as didn’t see the first film with your participation. I was then 19 years. I bought a pirate DVD-ROM, and we with my friend Terry McGuinness went to my dilapidated flat in north London, and watched it twice in a row.
T. Maguire: (laughs)
E. Garfield: Terry was so characteristic of the focus, and every time I utter thy words, he neighed and spoke with that accent: "No, dude, you'll never be that fucking Spider-Man. You will never become a fucking man -spider!" I was so embarrassed and upset. But I got it, you fucking Terry!
T. Maguire: (laughs)