Andrew Garfield has come a long way from his early days of acting across the pond. The U.K. native has landed several high profile gigs over the past year that have placed him in Hollywood’s forefront. He has a Golden Globe nomination under his belt, he’s being considered for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award, and did we forget to mention that he’s Spider-Man? Garfield recently revealed that his predecessor Tobey Maguire had given him his stamp of approval to take over as the webslinger, and we all know that with great power comes great responsibility.

Garfield knows that playing a Marvel superhero is a huge deal. The original Spider-Man trilogy broke records and catapulted the careers of its stars. The actor feels the pressure and wants people to know that he understands the seriousness of his task.

“I see it as a massive challenge in many ways. To make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way. The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well. I’m probably going to be the guy in the movie theater shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn’t want to.”

That was taken from Garfield’s interview in the latest issue of Details, which he appears on the cover of. When speaking to London’s Capital FM, the actor revealed that when he put on the Spider-Man suit for the first time he got a little misty eyed.

“I won’t lie. I shed a tear when I first wore the spandex. I didn’t think that the spandex would make me so emotional, but it did. I have to kind of not look at my face because it doesn’t make sense to me,” he said. “I have to imagine that it’s a much better actor’s face in that suit.”

Oh Andrew, he’s so humble! But then again, who thought Maguire was going to look as great as he did when he wore the suit for the first time? To each his own. Spider-Man is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2012.

Do you think that Garfield will be able to pull off the Spider-Man look?

Source: Digital Spy