How does an able bodied actor prepare for a role as a quadriplegic on a ventilator?
In his latest movie “Breathe,” the true story of Robin Cavendish, a British man who was paralyzed from the neck down, Andrew Garfield says he prepared by spending time with the disabled.
“That was an amazing gift, to be able to sit with these incredibly inspiring people. Without exception, they were full of such rich stories and wisdom and a real interior understanding of what gave their lives meaning. They were faced with these very, very difficult situations and then they made such beauty and joy out of them. So that was very inspiring.”
There’s a lot of buzz in the movie business that this role could get Garfield nominated for an Oscar. Garfield says that’s not what motivates him. He went on to say this was a role that he had to play.
“I read the story and I just anted to be a part of it. It was the story that really moved me. It’s very rare that you get to read a film script where you go this is a story that the world is calling out for. So I’m incredibly lucky.”
Andrew Garfield was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News