Andrew Garfield, star of The Amazing Spider-Man, has been criticised for reprimanding Londoners who were watching him film his latest movie from their window. Garfield was shooting a romantic comedy called We Live In Time with Florence Pugh in southwest London when a group of onlookers spotted him through their window. The residents crowded at the window to watch the filming, prompting Garfield to call “cut” and approach them. According to a man living in the house, Garfield gestured for them to stop, and then told them menacingly “Guys you know this is super disrespectful – you’re being so distracting”. The resident admitted that they “quickly apologised”, but felt “cheeked” by Garfield’s reaction.
His outburst has been criticised on social media, with some calling it “bizarre” and “unprofessional”. Others claim that Garfield is known for his blunt manner and occasional bad temper.
Garfield has come a long way since his breakthrough as Spider-Man in 2012. He has since gone on to star in a number of projects, including The Social Network and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. The latter has earned him considerable critical acclaim, and many believe he may be headed for awards season glory.
We Live In Time is directed by Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary director of The Godfather. The film sees Garfield’s character revisit old memories and sensations when reunited with a former love interest. It is known for its evocative use of music and nostalgia-inducing moments.
While the reprimand has caused some embarrassment for Garfield, it is unlikely to have much impact on his career. As a seasoned actor with a huge following, Garfield is far from unknown, and his reputation for being forthright will probably only add to his current aura of edginess. The incident has also had the beneficial effect of bringing We Live In Time to the attention of the wider public, providing a welcome boost to the film’s profile ahead of its impending release.