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Andrew Garfield Says There's 'No Humanity' in Politics Right Now

Andrew Garfield Says There's 'No Humanity' in Politics Right Now

Andrew Garield smoulders on the cover of the latest issue of Variety alongside Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner.

Here’s what the 34-year-old star of the upcoming Broadway play told the mag:

Andrew on spirituality: “I’m interested in the timeless. I think without a spiritual dimension, life becomes meaningless — and I use ‘spiritual’ in a very general sense. I think it’s a spiritual practice to believe humans are more decent than they are not. That feels like it’s very faith-based. Hope is a spiritual exercise.”

Andrew on politics: “Every week there’s going to be people coming into the theater with new rage…There’s no humanity in politics right now, especially on the right. It’s evident we’re in trouble. There need to be new laws. There needs to be a new regime created. There’s this extremism on all sides right now, and I think what Tony gives us at the end of this play is a balanced vision of a future that’s led by deep listening, compassion, community, empathy and awareness of our interconnectedness. And I guess, ultimately, love.”

Andrew on working on a marathon play: “There’s something about the exhaustion. It’s like doing a sweat lodge. Because it’s 7 1⁄2 hours, you never have a great show. We all come o at the end of a two-show day and go, ‘It was f–king great, and it was fucking awful.’ But as soon as I start to feel sorry for myself that I’ve been given this duty of attempting to make sense of this play and give it to people, I immediately get knocked sideways. I go, ‘Shut the fuck up. This is such a privilege to honor the souls that didn’t make it through and to honor the souls that did.”

You can read Andrew‘s full interview at Variety.com.

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