Andrew Garfield On His Sexuality: 'I Have An Openness To Any Impulses'
February 9, 2018
It's been one big week for male actors and their explorative path towards bisexuality. After the blogosphere lit on fire when Quincy Jones revealed that Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando slept together in the '70s, Andrew Garfield has now come forward to admit that his own confinements for his sexuality aren't exactly black and white.
"Up until this point, I've only been sexually attracted to women," he said in his new interview with Out magazine. "My stance toward life, though, is that I always try to surrender to the mystery of not being in charge. I think most people – we're intrinsically trying to control our experience here, and manage it, and put walls around what we are and who we are."
"I want to know as much of the garden as possible before I pass – I have an openness to any impulses that may arise within me at any time," he explained. "But, if I were to identify, I would identify as heterosexual, and being someone who identifies that way, and who's taking on this seminal role, my scariest thought was, 'Am I allowed to do this?'"
Garfield's cover story with the magazine is in promotion for his new starring role in the Broadway production of Angels in America, a symbolic telling of queerness and AIDS throughout the '80s. His comments on his sexual preference follow his 2017 controversy when he made claims to homosexuality with some tone-deaf sentiments. "I am a gay man right now, pretty much, just without the physical act," he said during a Q&A panel.
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