If you're a fan of Andrew Garfield's long hair, we've got some bad news.
The actor says he's "over it" and is ready to chop it all off.
"I'm very excited to," Garfield told me yesterday while promoting his upcoming drama 99 Homes (in theaters Sept. 25).
He said having his locks so long has been a "hassle" but he had to grow it out for his work as one of two 17th century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to find their mentor in the Martin Scorsese-directed Silence.
"I had to kind of get lost in the wilderness [in Silence] so no barber shops in the wilderness in the 1600s in Japan," Garfield cracked. "I didn't find one anyway."
He also confirmed to me that he has no plans to appear in the new Spider-Man movies.
At the same time, he revealed to Indiewire's The Playlist that playing Spider-Man for two installments of the superhero franchise wasn't as satisfying as one might assume.
"The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it's not going to happen...You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit," he said. "Like, 'Eh, that was good.' [The films are] mass-marketed, like 'We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it.' That's canning Coke. So, that aspect of it was a bummer. Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they're going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was. I can't live that way; it sounds like a prison, to be honest, living within those expectations."
But that doesn't mean he's not excited about seeing Tom Holland as the next Spider-Man.
"He's just a brilliant actor," Garfield told me a couple of weeks ago of the 19-year-old British star. "I can't wait to watch. I just can't wait to be a fan again and just watch and enjoy myself watching."