Continuing their far-reaching publicity tour, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were spotted plugging “The Amazing Spider-Man” at the Empire State Building in New York City today (June 25).
The superhero costars were in the house to light the famous structure as part of the “Stand Up to Cancer” awareness campaign.
During his chat on the “Today” show, Andrew talked about the fact that before he got the Spidey gig, a picture of him dressed in the iconic suit as a three-year-old surfaced in the hands of producers.
"I would never be that manipulative. (But) my father would. He really wanted me to get this role, and he knows I was a cute 3-year-old. And who can say no to a 3-year-old in a Spider-Man costume? These guys were manipulated."
Andrew also talked about Spider-Man as a role model. "Between the ages of 6 and 12, I experienced bullying and witnessed it ... and it's wonderful having a teenage example of a hero. That's what's defining about Spider-Man -- it's that he's a kid. ... So I think he means so much to so many because of that, because he is a symbol of doing the right thing and protecting each other and living in a community, as opposed to individuals."