Andrew Garfield will never consider himself to be a movie star.
The actor rose to prominence following his roles in films such as The Social Network and Never Let Me Go, and garnered global fame when he landed the title character in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man.
While Andrew has enjoyed major success on the big screen, he is determined to distance himself from celebrity culture as much as possible.
"Sometimes there's this idealisation of people in the public eye and there's this false, kind of idealised vision - false perfection - that I think is projected from people in that position," the actor shared during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (11Oct17). "And I think sometimes it can create a little bit of dissatisfaction. I don't consider myself a movie star at all and I never will."
During their chat, host Stephen questioned the 34-year-old, who previously dated Emma Stone, over how he could appear in such big films yet not consider himself to be a celebrity. And Andrew explained that he thinks it important that performers such as himself aren't placed on a pedestal, so they can focus on using their status to tell stories.
"It's my life," he said. "I think there's something about this projection of perfection, whether it's in terms of beauty... I'm lots of things. We all are human beings, made up of the light and the dark."
Meanwhile, Andrew also discussed his role in Breathe, the new film directed by Andy Serkis. The biographical drama tells the story of Robin Cavendish, a British man who after being paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a campaigner for the disabled.
"He was this daring, pioneering, adventurous man that decided, 'If I'm going to be here, I'm going to live. I want to be at home with my wife and I want to see my son grow up,'" praised Andrew of the late advocate.