Andrew Garfield joined Good Morning America on Wednesday to debate the significance of his new sequence, Under the Banner of Heaven. His ardour for the venture serves as a phenomenal preview of the depth of his character.
Garfield had been ready ten years to listen to what would occur with Under the Banner of Heaven, in what he calls a “deep dive into the history of Mormonism and the horrific murders that happened in the ’80s in the Mormon community.”
Knowing that his plate was full and he’d been working rather a lot, Garfield thought the fabric and the timing of this venture had been so necessary that he simply couldn’t stroll away.
“I just finished doing a whole host of things, and I thought, ‘Oh God.’ No, this is a really, really important story, a really important story about fundamentalism and extremes and how we’re drawn to extremes in times of crisis and in times of uncertainty and fear, and it feels unfortunately very precious and kind of important for the culture that we’re living in right now.”
Garfield additionally shared that he was fortunate within the lead-up to the venture as a result of he might join with somebody in Utah who solely spoke with him beneath a cloak of anonymity as a result of matter of dialog. However, the individual had been by means of a really related scenario because the character he’d be taking part in.
“He had been through the exact thing that my character goes through as a police detective of Mormon faith, who is having a crisis of faith because of the investigation that he was currently doing. That was kind of an unpacking of his own faith. This horrific case that he was on that was tied to Mormon fundamentalism. So as he was having to pursue the truth of this very, very disturbing case. He was also having to kind of reckon with his own, you know, the history of his own church, and it was affecting his family life it was affecting his life with his church. He was kind of faced with this dilemma of, ‘Do I go for the truth or do I go for illusion and stay close to my family?’ That’s the kind of the dynamic that my character has to go through. It’s all based on factual events, but my character is a fictionalized character, and it really, really helped to meet someone who had been through that exact struggle so that I felt like I could represent that person as well as I could.”
Robin Roberts additionally requested Garfield if he thought this was his 12 months, and his humble response is simply one of many thousands and thousands of causes that followers adore him — as an actor and as an individual. He didn’t boast about his unimaginable movies or concentrate on “his time”, he simply laughed and stated that he felt grateful to be a part of all of it.
You can see Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven premiering on April 28 on FX.