Andrew Garfield Talks About His Open Sexuality
Andrew Garfield isn’t putting a limit on his experiences.
In a recent interview with OUT magazine, Andrew Garfield talks about his “openness to any impulses.” Last year, the 34-year-old British-American actor sparked controversy after saying he was “a gay man…without the physical act.” What he most recently told OUT, was taken out of context.
“I think part of what I was trying to say was about inclusion and about that openness to my impulses,” says Garfield. It’s important to note, the actor hasn’t ruled out the possibility of ever being or feeling attracted to another man. However, he did state, “Up until this point, I’ve only been sexually attracted to women. 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 then goes onto say that when it comes to identity, he does identify as a heterosexual. Therefore, he isn’t sure if he’s “allowed to do this.” Meaning, he is not sure whether or not he can speak about being open to anything when it comes to his sexuality because he still identifies as a straight man.
The actor is soon to reprise his role as Prior Walter in the National Theatre production of the two-part play Angels in America in London. The play will transfer to Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, alongside a majority of the London cast.