Andrew Garfield has decided to take a break from his busy career, following reports he and his girlfriend Alyssa Miller called it quits on their romance last month due to their hectic work schedules.
In a new interview with Variety, the actor, 38, announced that he will be stepping back from acting in order to ‘rest for a little bit’ and ‘be a bit ordinary.’
The actor – who had several high-profile projects in 2021 – confessed: ‘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 a while.’
Taking a break: Andrew Garfield has QUIT acting to be ‘ordinary for a while’ and says he ‘needs to rest and reconsider who he wants to be’… after ‘split’ from model girlfriend Alyssa Miller (pictured on Wednesday in NYC)
The The Eyes of Tammy Faye star also compared the awards season to a churning ‘washing machine’ saying, ‘That is a washing machine, that awards season.’
It comes after Andrew allegedly split with his girlfriend Alyssa since their work schedules made it ‘hard to see each other’.
The Spider-Man star was first linked to the American model last November.
Exes: The Spider-Man star was first linked to the American model last November (the pair pictured at the SAG Awards in February)
While Sports Illustrated beauty Alyssa, 32, accompanied the accoladed film star at February’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Andrew attended last month’s Oscars solo, where he lost out on the Best Actor award to Will Smith.
A source told The Sun: ‘Andrew and Alyssa were a really beautiful couple and things were going great at first.
‘They were together for quite some time before they went public, but work schedules mean it has been really hard to see each other.
‘On top of that it became clear that there were some differences between them and it was decided they are better off apart, for now at least.’
On his own: While Sports Illustrated beauty Alyssa, 32, accompanied the accoladed film star at February’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Andrew attended last month’s Oscars solo
The source added that it has been ‘disappointing’ for Andrew, who would’ve loved to share the awards season with ‘someone he loved,’ but it has been said he is taking time for himself and keeping his chin up.
MailOnline contacted Andrew and Alyssa’s representatives for comment at the time.
The couple were first linked in November of last year when they were spotting holding hands in New York City.
The Los Angeles native was seen stepping out in New York on Wednesday, and looked dapper as ever in a dark navy shirt, matching slacks and white sneakers.
The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor had his hair meticulously styled with gel and sported a pair of brown-tinted sunglasses.
Tired: The Eyes of Tammy Faye star, 38, announced that he will be stepping back from acting in order to ‘be a bit ordinary’ and compared the awards season to a churning ‘washing machine’
Recalibrating: The actor added: ‘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 a while’
Garfield has had quite a busy schedule in the past year and most recently received his second Oscars nomination for his work in Tick, Tick… Boom!
He also recently reprised his superhero role in Spider-Man No Way Home, and got much acclaim for his portrayal of controversial American televangelist Jim Bakker alongside Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
The actor will now be the star of the upcoming true crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, an FX series adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name.
Out and about: The Los Angeles native looked dapper as ever in a dark navy shirt, matching slacks and white sneakers
Sighting: Andrew’s UTBOH co-star Daisy Edgar Jones was seen stepping out in NYC on Thursday
In the series, Garfield plays Mormon detective Jeb Pyre, who is investigating a double murder committed by followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
During his investigation he begins to question his faith after learning about the murder’s ties to the LDS church.
The series was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, directed by David Mackenzie, and also stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sam Worthington.
Long year: It’s been a busy year for Garfield, who received much acclaim for his recent portrayal of American televangelist Jim Bakker, alongside Jessica Chastain, in The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Garfield touched on having to take breaks from the heavy subject of the show during the filming.
‘I think it was actually a necessity for us to have game nights and go into nature and hike and you know, swim and dive and lakes and dance and eat good food so that we could really come back and fully give ourselves [to the work]. We had to keep on taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of the story.
Under the Banner of Heaven is set to premiere on Hulu with the first two episodes on Thursday, April 28, and new episodes available to stream every Thursday.
Garfield was next set to star in a BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited with Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, and Rooney Mara, but series director Luca Guadagnino revealed earlier this week that the project was ‘shelved.’
New series: He will now be the star of the upcoming true crime drama Under the Banner of Heaven, an FX series adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book of the same name