Andrew Garfield jokes he’s up for locking lips with same-sex nominees at Oscars
Andrew Garfield has joked that there could be some same-sex kissing at the Oscars if he’s "attracted" to the person sat next to him.
The 33-year-old hunk is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and quipped that if the seat planners are "smart" and sit him next to someone he fancies he could lock lips with them, like he did at the Golden Globes earlier this month when he smooched ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds, 40, on stage.
He laughed: "It depends on who they sit me next to.
If they’re smart they’ll sit me next to someone that I’m attracted to."
Asked who that might, he added: "In that room, I don’t think there are many misses."
However, it could become extremely for the ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ star – who split from ‘La La Land’ star Emma Stone in April 2015 following four years of on/off dating – as he plans on bringing his father with him to the prestigious ceremony, which takes place at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday February 26.
He told E! News: "I think I’m going to bring my dad out.
"I think it’s something he’d love to share with me. It’s a big deal for him and he’s the one who made me fall in love with movies when I was a kid."
Andrew – who plays army medic Desmond T. Dos in the war flick – is overwhelmed by his nomination, and admits it’s "crazy" to be in the shortlist alongside Hollywood legend Denzel Washington for the Best Actor category.
Talking about Denzel – who is up for his role in ‘Fences’ – he said: "It’s f***ing crazy.
What do I do? It’s that weird feeling of, ‘When are they going to find me out?’"
The ’99 Homes’ actor was also full of praise of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director Mel Gibson, 61, who he feels "utterly deserved" to be recognised by The Academy for his work on the movie, which received five nods including Best Picture and Best Director.
He said: "I love Mel. I have nothing but love for him and pride in him not only as an artist and a filmmaker but also as a man and as a good friend..I think it’s a good sign that the Academy has acknowledged his work. It’s utterly deserved, but it’s a really good sign that finally the healing he’s been doing internally and in his life and with the people in his life can finally be recognised on the outside as well. He’s not going anywhere. He’s been ready for this for awhile."
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