Andrew Garfield announces he's taking a break from acting

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Andrew Garfield is taking a break from acting.
The 38-year-old actor has confirmed he'll take a step back from work after filming 'Under the Banner of Heaven', the adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 crime book.
Andrew - who has also starred in 'tick, tick...BOOM!' and 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' - said: "I’m going to rest for a little bit.
"I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for awhile. Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season."
The Hollywood star is keen to take a step back and enjoy a normal life "for a while".
Andrew - who stars in 'Under the Banner of Heaven' alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sam Worthington and Denise Gough - explained to Variety: "I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while."
Meanwhile, Andrew revealed earlier this year that his mother's death has "rearranged" his world.
The movie star lost his mum Lynn to pancreatic cancer in 2019, shortly before he began shooting 'tick, tick...BOOM!', and Andrew admits that her passing left him feeling "lonely".
He shared: "It is very, very difficult. I think with a loss like that the world gets rearranged and I say that knowing I am not unique in that experience.
"It's so strange because it feels very unique when it is happening, it feels like, 'Oh my god, I’m the only person that’s ever lost their mother', because it does feel so lonely and precise.
"It feels just like a precise agony and for a period of time I didn’t want to, and I wasn’t able to, do anything.
"I was kind of wasted and the world didn’t make sense, and it still doesn’t, because I miss her greatly, and I hope it never makes sense because I always want to miss her."

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