Andrew Garfield opened up about the pressure of having children before the age of 40


The Spider-Man actor explained why he hasn’t had children so far. How do you face the social obligation of being a father before 40?

Andrew Garfield explained why he has not had children so far.
© GettyAndrew Garfield explained why he has not had children so far.

Thanks to roles like Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man or Jonathan Larson in Tick, tick… BOOM!, Andrew Garfield He has positioned himself as one of the most beloved actors in the industry. This is why his faithful fans not only want to know everything about his work at an interpretive level, but also want to know what is happening in his personal life. Next year he will celebrate his 40 years and some questions begin to appear: Will he be a father at some point in his life?

Andrew was born on August 20, 1983, making him 39 years old. From a very young age he began to be trained in his passion for acting and finally in 2004 -with only 21 years old- he obtained his first roles in theater. In this sense, he spent practically half of his life dedicating himself fully to projects that demanded time and commitment. And although a good part of the spectators are waiting for it to take some time to form a familythe truth is that he does not think he will do it immediately.

In dialogue with GQ, the British actor spoke about his upcoming birthday: “I have to start thinking about a good party. If I organize something fun, it will be great. The good news is that with all my friends from school we are celebrating together. It’s interesting, I always thought that I would be the first to have children and settle down. Most of them have partners and children, and I am here… eating a hamburger and contemplating existence. Trying to fill my days with as much nonsense as possible”.

Although she does not rule out having children in the future, today she does not feel it as a pressure as she did years ago. Andrew Garfield himself insisted: “Free myself from the social obligation to procreate by the time I’m 40 it’s been something interesting to me”. Why hasn’t he done it so far? “Oh God. Where do I begin? I don’t know, it’s about accepting a different path than what is expected of me since I was born”, he remarked.

In this way, the actor who shone with his return as Spider-Man recently concluded: “I moved away from the idea of, ‘By now you’ll have done this and have at least one child.’ I think I’m somewhat to blame for that. And obviously it’s easier for me as a man. Life is in charge, we’ll see what happens. I am so curious”.

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