Andrew Garfield shares how he honored his late mother with upcoming musical

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Actor Andrew Garfield recently opened up about how he honored his late mother Lynn Garfield with his upcoming film adaptation of “Tick, Tick … Boom!”. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garfield revealed that his mother died of pancreatic cancer before the pandemic and filmed her role as Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda director “Tick, Tick … Boom!”

In an interview with major media outlet, the actor shared that while “every frame, every moment, every breath” of the upcoming musical is an attempt to honor Larson, the American songwriter and playwright who created “Rent.” and died at age 35. , that even more personally, it is a tribute to his mother. “She was someone who showed me where I was supposed to go in my life. She put me on a path,” Garfield said.

“We lost her right before COVID, right before we started filming, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. So for me I was able to continue her song on the ocean and the wave of Jonathan’s songs. It was an attempt to honor him in her unfinished song, and her in her unfinished song, and make them meet, ”he added. The “Amazing Spider-Man” star speculated that his personal connection to the loss while filming may also have been the reason he “didn’t want this movie to end,” adding that this was the occasion. to “put my sorrow in art, in this creation act.”

During the interview, Garfield also detailed his time with his mother during his visit, sharing that he felt lucky to be able to read his favorite poems and take care of her, along with his father and brother, in the last days. He also expressed that although he had already lost others close to him, the death of his mother had had an infinitely greater impact on him.

“The mother is a different thing. She is the person who gives you life not being there any more. Nothing can prepare you for this kind of cataclysm,” he said. The actor added, “For me, everything has changed: where there used to be a stream, there is now a mountain; where there once was a volcano, now there is a field. strange trip. “

The actor said that while his mother may be gone, his essence still lives with him “in a way that may be even stronger.” But it was a feeling for him that could only come after accepting his loss, which he said “our culture” doesn’t give people the tools or the framework to do so. “We are told to be in the delusion and denial of this universally compelling thing that we are all going to go through at some point, and it is fascinating to me that this great adventure of death is not honored,” a he declared.

While Garfield expressed reluctance in the interview to share the details of his mother’s death, he said he ultimately chose to do so because losing his parents is a universal experience. “The privilege of my life has been to be there for my mom, being the person who gave her permission when she was ready. We had a very amazing connection, and now an audience will subconsciously know her mind through Jon, who I found just so magical and beautiful, ”he said. (ANI)

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