Andrew Garfield said he has dreamed of playing Spider-Man since he was a little boy, so that when it came time to actually suit up as the iconic superhero, the pressure of the role nearly overwhelmed him.
"Before, it was just pure fantasy," Garfield, 28, explained at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in Los Angeles last week.
"Suddenly, I had to embody that character for a generation of kids. And I wanted to so desperately do it well and inspire kids to be better to each other and to themselves through doing that."
The new Spidey flick, which hit theaters Tuesday, takes Peter Parker back to his high school days, where audiences...