Andrew Garfield’s mother Lynn died in 2019 from pancreatic cancer. Shortly after, the actor began filming the musical Tick Tick… Boom! (available on Netflix) and Stephen Colbert, who received the star on his talk show, questioned him about his mourning during the making of this film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Far from being embarrassed, Andrew Garfield explained that he “loves” to talk about his mother, even if he starts to cry. “If I cry, it’s only something wonderful,” he said, before explaining why he cherished his grief so much.
For him, mourning indeed represents “all this unexpressed love” and it “remains in us until our death, because we have never spent enough time together, that we live until 60. , 15 or 99 years old ”.
“So I hope that this mourning will remain in me because it is all this love that I could not express to him during his lifetime”, he added.
In Tick Tick… Boom !, Andrew Garfield plays Jonathan Larson, the author of the musical Rent, died suddenly at the age of 35 of an aortic dissection the same day his play was due to be presented on Broadway. The actor finds moreover that the author and his mother had a lot in common, in particular to have “left the world a little more beautiful than they had found it on arrival”.