Andrew Garfield QUITS acting to be ‘ordinary for a while’: Spider-Man star says he ‘needs to rest’

Andrew Garfield QUITS acting to be ‘ordinary for a while’: Spider-Man star says he ‘needs to rest’ as he compares awards season to a churning ‘washing machine’

Andrew Garfield has decided to take a break from his busy career.

In a new interview with Variety, The Eyes of Tammy Faye star, 38, announced that he will be stepping back from acting in order to ‘rest for a little bit’ and ‘be a bit ordinary.’

The actor – who had several high-profile projects in 2021 – confessed: ‘I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be, and just be a bit of a person for a while.’

Taking a break: Andrew Garfield, 38, has decided to take a break from his busy career in order to ‘rest for a little bit’; Garfield spotted out and about in New York on Wednesday

The Tick, Tick … Boom! star also compared the awards season to a churning ‘washing machine’ saying, ‘That is a washing machine, that awards season.’

The Los Angeles native was seen stepping out in New York on Wednesday, and looked dapper as ever in a dark navy shirt, matching slacks and white sneakers.

The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor had his hair meticulously styled with gel and sported a pair of brown-tinted sunglasses.

Tired: The Eyes of Tammy Faye star, 38, announced that he will be stepping back from acting in order to 'be a bit ordinary' and compared to the awards season to a churning 'washing machine'

Tired: The Eyes of Tammy Faye star, 38, announced that he will be stepping back from acting in order to ‘be a bit ordinary’ and compared to the awards season to a churning ‘washing machine’

Recalibrating: The actor added: 'I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be, and just be a bit of a person for a while'

Recalibrating: The actor added: ‘I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be, and just be a bit of a person for a while’

Garfield has had quite a busy schedule in the past year and most recently received his second Oscars nomination for his work in Tick, Tick… Boom!

He also recently reprised his superhero role in Spider-Man No Way Home, and got much acclaim for his portrayal of controversial American televangelist Jim Bakker alongside Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

The actor will now be the star of the upcoming true crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, an FX series adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name.

Out and about: The Los Angeles native looked dapper as ever in a dark navy shirt, matching slacks and white sneakers

Out and about: The Los Angeles native looked dapper as ever in a dark navy shirt, matching slacks and white sneakers

In the series, Garfield plays Mormon detective Jeb Pyre, who is investigating a double murder committed by followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During his investigation he begins to question his faith after learning about the murder’s ties to the LDS church.

The series was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, directed by David Mackenzie, and also stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sam Worthington.

Long year: It's been a busy year for Garfield, who received much acclaim for his recent portrayal of American televangelist Jim Bakker, Jessica Chastain, in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Long year: It’s been a busy year for Garfield, who received much acclaim for his recent portrayal of American televangelist Jim Bakker, Jessica Chastain, in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Garfield touched on having to take breaks from the heavy subject of the show during the filming.

‘I think it was actually a necessity for us to have game nights and go into nature and hike and you know, swim and dive and lakes and dance and eat good food so that we could really come back and fully give ourselves [to the work]. We had to keep on taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of the story.

Under the Banner of Heaven is set to premiere on Hulu with the first two episodes on Thursday, April 28, and new episodes available to stream every Thursday.

Garfield was next set to star in a BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited with Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, and Rooney Mara, but series director Luca Guadagnino revealed earlier this week that the project was ‘helved.’

New series: He will now be the star of the upcoming true crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, an FX series adaptation of Jon Krakauer¿s 2003 book of the same name

New series: He will now be the star of the upcoming true crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, an FX series adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name

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