Andrew Garfield is currently starring in the London revival of “Angels In America” as a character diagnosed with AIDS.
According to Gay Times, Garfield, 33, took part in a post-show panel and said that because of being in the play, he says he’s a “gay man right now, just without the physical act.” In addition, Garfield said he’s become a big fan of the reality competition show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, which may explain his recent Whitney Houston lip-sync during a drag show.
“My only time off during rehearsals every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru,” Garfield said. “This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act, that’s all,” he explained.
Garfield did clarify that he is not gay, but is not opposed to experimenting later in his life. “Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden,” he said. “But right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well.”
The actor added he was initially worried about playing a gay character suffering from AIDS, but he decided that it was the right role to take. “I had to trust that it was the right thing and Tony Kushner, writer of ‘Angels in America’, had asked me and maybe if he’d asked me, it was the right thing.”
Since his comments, however, Garfield has faced immense backlash, particularly from the LGBTQ community, who lambasted Garfield on Twitter. See some of the comments below.