Andrew Garfield lost his mother to cancer and recently stated that Tick, Tick … Boom! helped him overcome the pain of his death.
Andrew Garfield said the “unspoken love“for his late mother helped him get into the character of Tick, Tick… Boom! and that filming the film, in turn, helped him overcome the pain he still feels at losing his mother, who died of pancreatic cancer before the pandemic began.
Garfield plays the late composer Jonathan Larson in the Netflix film, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on the Larson musical of the same name. In the film, the composer is about to turn 30 and struggles with his creativity as he tries to better deal with his career and personal relationships: Larson died of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 35 in 1996.
During a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor revealed that on the set of the film “he got to sing Jonathan’s unfinished song while at the same time he could sing for his mother too“, who died in 2019. The star also added that the film helped him to”heal” e “heal wounds“from the loss of”most beautiful person I have ever met in my life“.
Andrew Garfield concluded the interview with the following words “I hope that the pain for my mother will always remain with me because it represents all the unspoken love, all that I have not been able to give her” though “we told her every day that she was the best of us. We all know somewhere deep inside that life is sacred. Life is short and we’d better be here as much as possible with each other, loving each other“.