Washington [US], May 9 (ANI): Hollywood star Andrew Garfield may be playing a social media influencer in his new movie ‘Mainstream’, but that doesn’t mean the actor is okay with using the plates -forms.
According to Fox News, the British actor is playing Link, a YouTube star who takes a young artist (Maya Hawke) under his wing. The two are soon consumed with what it means to become a viral celebrity.
Garfield told Fox News it was a departure for him in terms of character. “It’s a very strange, extreme, liberated, uncensored kind of character, detached from reality in some ways, a kind of pure identity, a pure ego type of character,” he described.
He added: “I was able to be released and play something that was very, very foreign to me and maybe access parts of myself that maybe I had buried since I was a child.” Even before signing the film, directed by Gia Coppola, Garfield believed in limiting his use of social media.
He explained, “I have a Twitter account, but it’s not like a ‘me.’ It’s like, I just have it to keep up with the news and people who are funny. I don’t. of reason to really use it in particular. ” Garfield admitted, “I don’t think using social media would benefit my mental health. I think I’m too sensitive and permeable, and I want to stay that way.” The former ‘Spider-Man’ star said he was watching different YouTube personalities to help him develop his character, but also realized the pressure from many social media stars to constantly create content and keep rising. bar.
Garfield said: “It’s like that rocky culture thing, and it’s not conducive to good mental health I would say, but also it’s not conducive to oneself in a way because you are constantly looking for something on the outside or for rules that have been imposed. from the outside. “” I think it’s unnatural to feel the pressure to constantly do things. Inevitably, you will start doing things that need to be more mass-produced or less authentic for you or less, you know, with your own soul, ”he added.
In terms of who the villain is in the story, Garfield doesn’t think it’s that simple. In the United States, “Mainstream” is in select theaters and available on demand. (ANI)