Fans left stunned after finding out actor Andrew Garfield's real age: 'How the hell is he this old?'

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Andrew Garfield became a family sanction after taking connected nan domiciled of Peter Parker, from Tobey Maguire, other Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, successful The Amazing Spider-Man successful 2012.

Despite getting formed to play nan teenage web-slinging leader complete a decade ago, societal media users were taken aback to observe that nan English character was astir 2 decades older than they assumed. 

After learning of his existent age, galore fans expressed daze that nan Golden Globe winner, known for his boyish looks, was nary longer successful his early twenties. 

Upon learning nan performer precocious celebrated his 40th birthday, 1 instrumentality bluntly tweeted: 'WHAT I THOUGHT he is 19-20?' 

Andrew Garfield became a family sanction aft taking connected nan domiciled of Peter Parker, from Tobey Maguire, other Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, successful The Amazing Spider-Man successful 2012

'How nan hellhole is Andrew Garfield 40 years old?????' different instrumentality asked arsenic dozens of others demanded to cognize nan aforesaid thing. 

The beloved prima was famously formed arsenic 17-year-old Peter Parker erstwhile he was 26, making him nan oldest Spider-Man character to return connected nan iconic role.

In nan Amazing Spider-Man 2, the 2014 deed sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, his characteristic graduated from precocious school, which would've made Garfield 31, still passing arsenic a teenager, successful nan film.

In 2022, he admitted getting formed arsenic Spider-Man truthful early successful his life was 'an absorbing experience, for sure.' 

'I consciousness that astir myself arsenic a 26-year-old. I'm like, 'Fuck, that was a batch to return on. It's a shit-ton to return on,'' Garfield told GQ UK. 'And I wanted to return it on. I was ready. I was truthful up for it. It didn't consciousness heavy. But I deliberation location were elements that felt very… I sensed threat for myself, successful position of fame and exposure.' 

Considering he portrayed a precocious schoolhouse elder astatine 31, it is nary astonishment fans were sent into a frenzy complete his caller remarks astir entering his 40s. 

With age, he says has developed a stronger consciousness of aforesaid and assurance successful his work.

When asked, past year at nan Red Sea Film Festival, if he gets upsets if personification tells him they for illustration different Spider-Mans amended than his, Garfield went viral for his cheeky answer.

Upon learning nan performer precocious celebrated his 40th birthday, 1 instrumentality bluntly tweeted: 'WHAT I THOUGHT he is 19-20?'

'I'm 40 years old. If you emotion me, fine, and if you don't emotion me, it's your loss,' he said pinch a smirk. 

A twelvemonth prior, however, he opened up about the 'societal' unit he felt to person children earlier turning 40. 

'It's much astir accepting a different way than what was benignant of expected of maine from birth. Like by this clip you will person done this, and you will person astatine slightest 1 kid - that benignant of thing,' he said. 

The character told GQ: ''I deliberation I person immoderate guilt astir that. And evidently it's easier for maine arsenic a man...' 

During nan interview, he described his symptom astatine knowing his precocious mother would not person a chance to meet his children. 

'Life seems to beryllium a perpetual believe of letting s**t go. Letting spell of an thought of really a point should look, aliases be, aliases feel,' he told nan publication. 

Considering he portrayed a precocious schoolhouse elder astatine 31, for nan sequel, it is nary astonishment fans were sent into a frenzy complete his caller remarks astir entering his 40s; pictured successful 2012

With age, he says has developed a stronger consciousness of aforesaid and assurance successful his activity (pictured successful January during Paris Fashion Week)

'And that one's a large 1 [to fto spell of], because of people I would've loved my mum to person met my kids, if I'm going to person kids. And she will. In spirit. She'll beryllium location for it. I cognize she's there, for each nan large ones.

'But, yeah. Life, life, life. Life is successful charge. We'll see. We'll spot what happens. I'm curious.'

Andrew's mother died soon aft his theatre stint successful Angels successful America and earlier he began filming for his Oscar-nominated domiciled successful Tick, Tick… Boom!

Revealing nan effect his roles had connected his grief, he explained: 'That play, I think, really starts to conscionable propulsion maine apart. And past my mum gets sick. And it's like, 'Oh, right.' I was preparing for something.

'The personification that brought maine into beingness not being successful beingness anymore. I felt for illustration it was each connected.'

His mother Lynn died from pancreatic crab successful 2019.