Spider-Man star uses thin skin to his advantage

Andrew Garfield admits he was bullied over his sensitive nature and slim frame when he was younger.

The actor, who’s best known for the Amazing Spider-Man movies, didn’t enjoy school as much as he could have due to the cruel taunts.

My sensitivity and my thin skin got in the way of me having really a good time in school,’ says Andrew, 30.

I am stupidly sensitive.

I didn’t have this really abusive experience. I had the general bullying experience where there was a kid who wasn’t very happy and he threw his weight around.

He targeted me because I was skinny and thin-skinned and he knew it.’

Luckily Andrew‘s found that his vulnerability comes in handy now he’s an actor.

It is really interesting, though, what you perceive as your wounds can later on turn into the biggest gifts you have,’ Emma Stone‘s man tells The Observer Magazine.

At the time I was like, “Man I’ve got to toughen up, get a thicker skin,” whereas in fact, being sensitive and thin-skinned and all the things I still am, lends itself to a career as an actor.

Also, if it weren’t for that bully, I wouldn’t have found Spider-Man. That’s why I got so lost in the comics and the cartoon series.

I would fantasise about being him, and I would fantasise about him coming to beat the crap out of my bully.’

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Anna Francis