Andrew Garfield shares how ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ helped him cope with loss

Andrew Garfield opened up on Monday about how filming Netflix’s “Tick, Tick… Increase!” helped him address the lack of his mom, Lynn, who died from pancreatic most cancers.

In an interview on “The Late Present With Stephen Colbert,” Garfield stated that taking part in Jonathan Larson, the “Lease” lyricist and composer who died at age 35, allowed him to assist course of his personal grief.

“I used to be capable of step into this in a approach the place I may honor this unimaginable lifetime of Jonathan Larson,” he stated tearfully. “I acquired to sing Jonathan Larson’s unfinished track whereas concurrently singing for my mom and her unfinished track.”

He added: “I’m indebted to John, and I’m indebted to Lin-Manuel Miranda, I’m indebted to everybody who’s introduced me to this place so I can honor probably the most stunning individual that I’ve ever skilled in my life by way of my artwork and use it as a solution to heal — use it as a solution to sew up the injuries.”

Garfield defined that the movie reminded him of “this ticking clock that all of us have.”

“Everyone knows someplace deep down that life is sacred, life is brief, and we higher simply be right here as a lot as doable with one another holding on to one another,” he added.

The previous “Spider-Man” star beforehand opened up about his mom’s dying in a September interview with Selection.

In his interview, Garfield revealed he realized of Lynn’s most cancers prognosis earlier than he accepted his position within the 2021 biopic, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

Whereas filming the film in late 2019, he stated he went again house in England to be by her facet.

“The excellent news about me and her is that we left nothing unsaid,” Garfield stated on the time. “We had all the standard time we may probably have whereas she was right here. And people final two weeks I acquired to be together with her have been in all probability probably the most profound two weeks of my life.

“To be together with her and my dad and my brother, all of her buddies, my nephews. It was filled with grace within the midst of the horrible tragedy.”

“Tick, Tick… Increase!” follows the story of Larson’s life in New York Metropolis and the challenges he confronted to turn out to be a musical theater author within the Nineteen Nineties. The film, directed by Miranda, was launched on Nov. 12.