'Prostitute' Andrew Garfield

October 18th, 2010

Andrew Garfield feels like he is "a prostitute for hire".

The 27-year-old actor - who is set to become the new Spider-Man in the next installation of the superhero movies - admits acting often makes him feel like a "w***e" who is appreciative of getting work.

He said: "I'm very happy at the moment. Everything is great. As an actor, one is so appreciative when one is working. I think I am lucky that I have the opportunity to work . Having that total dependence on an external validation . And just being a w***e, really - a prostitute for hire - which I guess is the most cross but maybe the most honest way to describe it."

Before he became an actor, Andrew was thrilled to land a job in a Starbucks coffee shop in London when he was 17 - because he thought it would help him meet "quirky" girls.

He told Interview Magazine: "I thought of coffee shops as the kind of place where you met really smart, interesting, quirky girls with thick, black-rimmed glasses. But it didn't turn out that way at all. I ended up being pursued by this girl who was very cool, but she just wasn't my type . It was a personality thing more than anything."