Garfield ran nude to celebrate `Spider-Man` role

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 10:03 AM IST

London: Andrew Garfield has joked that he celebrated landing the role of Spider-Man by running around naked and climbing walls.

The 27-year-old actor, who replaced Tobey Maguire as the web-slinging hero in the upcoming fourth instalment titled "The Amazing Spider-Man", couldn`t believe it when he received the news that he had landed the part he coveted since he was four years old, reports contactmusic.com.

"I just blacked out and ran around naked for a while or something. Ha! I tried to climb walls and stuff and broke my wrist - no not really," he said.

"I never expected to get it because it`s something that you dream about when you`re four years old and how often does reality match up with a dream. Never, but I`ve been very, very lucky. You never think you`re going to get a chance to portray a symbol that has meant so much to you since you were old enough to understand the concept of justice. It`s just an incredible thing."

"The Social Network" star is trying not to think about the new role too much because it will "freak" him out.

He said: "I`ve been very lucky and if I analyse it too much it freaks me out. I`m an actor and I love being an actor and it`s very difficult to be a working actor, whether it`s work that you`re proud of or not."

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