'Spider-Man' star Andrew Garfield is a 'Bachelor' fanboy

05:00 AM, Jul 24, 2013

Andrew Garfield films on the set of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' on June 22 in New York . Raymond Hall, WireImage/


Written By by Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY

Star-on-the-rise Andrew Garfield is not ashamed to admit when he’s digging someone unusual. In fact, during his chat with Vulture at Comic-Con, he admitted that he turns into a total fanboy when he meets other celebrities, even if the star in question is a random reality TV hunk.

I’m a culprit of being a fan, of being overwhelmed when I meet a celebrity or someone who I respect and admire as an artist,” he said. “With Scorsese, or with Jamie Foxx. It could be anybody! It could be ridiculous people, even! Take Sean from The Bachelor: If I met him, I’d be like, “Oh my God, it’s Sean Lowe!” I get overwhelmed, but the thing I keep learning — and relearning — is that we’re all the same. We’re all just doing our best.”

Garfield talked about another fellow star-on-the-rise that he’s quite a fan of, too: Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Jordan. Actually, Garfield is so keen on Jordan, that he’s open to the actor playing his love interest in the next Spider-Man flick.

What I do believe is that Spider-Man stands for equality. Spider-Man will protect whoever needs protecting: gay, straight, black, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He’s not gonna go help the middle-class white dude before he helps the homosexual black dude! He is an Everyman.”

This isn’t the first time Garfield, who’s dating co-star Emma Stone, has questioned the superhero’s sexuality.

While chatting with Entertainment Weekly a few weeks ago, the actor offered a more modern take on Spider-Man and again mentioned Jordan.

I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about (the character) MJ. And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?” he wondered. “I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better — we’d have interracial bisexuality!”