(Photo by Steve Granitz/Wire Image).""This is my life outside of this play," Garfield explained.
"I am a gay man right now, just without the physical act—that's all."WATCH: Andrew Garfield Answers as Many Fan Questions as He Can in 99 Seconds!
Andrew Garfield is facing some major backlash following comments he made on Monday, in which he said, "I am a gay man right now, just without the physical act."The 33-year-old actor, who is currently starring as Prior Walter in a London production of , opened up about how he prepared for his role as a gay man during a Q&A panel."As far as I know, I am not a gay man," the actor said, according to Gay Times Magazine.
"Maybe I'll have an awakening later in my life, which I'm sure will be wonderful and I'll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I'm secluded to my area."WATCH: Andrew Garfield Opens Up About Kissing Ryan Reynolds at the Golden Globes -- and Smooches Stephen Colbert!
Garfield went on to explain that he was concerned that he didn't have a right "to play this wonderful gay role," since he does not identify as gay, and said that performing the part was about "doing honor, doing justice and knowing my herstory."See photos of Andrew Garfield: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Andrew Garfield attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by Presley Ann Slack/Patrick Mc Mullan via Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Andrew Garfield (L) and Russell Tovey attend the official After Party Dinner for the EE British Academy Film Awards at Grosvenor House on February 12, 2017 in London, England. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Andrew Garfield attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Sirius XM)US/British actor Andrew Garfield (R) and US actress Emma Stone pose during a photocall for the film The Amazing Spiderman 2 prior to the German premiere of the film in Berlin on April 15, 2014.
You mmmight say the two have been dating for awhile: Ru Paul and George have been together for 23 years, in fact.(Photo by Gregg De Guire/Wire Image)LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Actors Octavia Spencer, Andrew Garfield and Niecy Nash attend The BAFTA Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/BAFTA LA/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Andrew Garfield arrives at the 17th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Actor Scott Evans responded to the actors comments on Twitter, writing, "Ur a talented guy,but seem to be completely oblivious to what is coming out of ur mouth."NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actors Andrew Garfield (L) and Emma Stone of the cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' answer questions from fans during a Sirius XM 'Town Hall' special with host Jamie Foxx on Sirius XM's The Foxxhole channel at the Sirius XM Studio on April 24, 2014 in New York City.