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'Spider-Man' Star Andrew Garfield Fears Fame: "It's a Weird, Strange, Unhealthy Thing"

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Jun. 29 2012, Published 6:28 a.m. ET

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Andrew Garfield might have broke through the Hollywood doors with his role in The Social Network, but he's just staring to learn the depths of fame now that he's starring as Peter Parker in the highly-anticipated action flick, The Amazing Spider-Man

But it's not the swarms of kids and Spider-Man fans that scare him, it's himself. 

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"That’s all I really care about to be honest,” Andrew said of gaining more “little kid” fans by doing this movie. "There’s nothing better than a young boy looking up to you. It just makes you go, ‘Well, I’m happy to be alive.’”

As for fame, Andrew says it's the "weirdest" part of the business.

"Me as a person hasn’t changed in any way, shape or form. I’m still the same idiot I always was," Andrew told Access Hollywood of being a celebrity at the L.A. premiere of Spider-Man. "I intend to leave the country very very soon after this red carpet. Because it’s a weird, strange unhealthy thing... fame."

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"I think it can be a difficult, strange game as we’ve seen multiple examples of in the past," he added. "I think it can highlight a lot of your own demons." 

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But despite how Andrew feels about the fame game, his parents, Richard and Lynn, who attended the premiere with him, have no doubt in their minds that he will always be a stand-up gent

“He’s always been grounded,” his dad said. “And he remained grounded today. We’re more proud of him today than any other time because he’s still the grounded young man that he always was and it’s fantastic." 

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