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Andrew Garfield says he is a ‘gay man right now’ without any ‘physical acts’

Andrew Garfield is playing a gay man in Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America. He says he watched a lot of RuPaul’s Drag Race as preparation.

hollywood Updated: Jul 06, 2017 13:15 IST
Andrew, however, made it clear that he is not gay.
Andrew, however, made it clear that he is not gay.

Actor Andrew Garfield says he is a gay man right now just without the physical act.

While supporting his part in Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America, The Amazing Spider-Man star found himself discussing his character who struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality, reports Eonline.

During the panel discussion, Garfield revealed that he prepared for the role by watching episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“Every Sunday, I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru,” Garfield explained.

“I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act - that’s all.”

Andrew Garfield plays the lead during a hospital scene in the Angels in America production at Britain's National Theatre in London. (AP)

The statement quickly received many reactions from fans online. Soon, the actor made it clear that he is not gay.

“As far as I know, I am not a gay man,” he said.

“Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful, as well.”

Andrew Garfield and Nathan Stewart perform in National Theatre's production of Angels in America. (NYT)

He added: “I adore it, but a big concern was what right do I have to play this wonderful gay role?...It was about doing honour, doing justice.”

Angels in America is a 1993 play about the AIDS crisis and other LGBT issues.

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