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It was wonderful, incredibly inspiring: Andrew Garfield on playing disabled in 'Breathe'

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Published : Oct 28, 2017, 1:43 pm IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2017, 5:38 pm IST

The actor says that he got to learn a lot about himself, his privileges and the things that he takes for granted.

Andrew Garfield in a still from 'Breathe.'
 Andrew Garfield in a still from 'Breathe.'

London: Actor Andrew Garfield said it was "incredibly inspiring" for him to play a disabled character in his new film, 'Breathe'.

The 34-year-old actor plays Robin Cavendish, a real-life polio patient, in the film helmed by Andy Serkis, reported Contactmusic.

"I'm an able-bodied actor playing someone who is disabled. It was wonderful, incredibly inspiring. I got to learn a lot about myself and my privilege and the things that I take for granted," Garfield said.

"The fact that I have a body and I can move it. That's one of the main things I took away from the film," he added.

Garfield said the movie was a learning experience for him.

"I thought, here's a man I can learn from because I haven't faced the kind of adversity he's faced, and yet he had this unquenchable spirit and longing to live. And I found that incredibly uplifting and inspiring."

'Breathe', which also stars 'The Crown' actor Claire Foy, marks the directorial debut of Serkis.

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