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Andrew Garfield is reflecting on the final moments he spent with his mother before she died of cancer when he was filming his upcoming movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye.In an interview with Variety, the Amazing Spider-Man actor, 38, opened up about his mot…

Andrew Garfield is reflecting on the final moments he spent with his mother before she died of cancer when he was filming his upcoming movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

In an interview with Variety, the Amazing Spider-Man actor, 38, opened up about his mother Lynn's battle and how he learned of her diagnosis before accepting his Tammy Faye role.

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Garfield revealed he was hesitant to head to North Carolina to shoot the film, but his mother encouraged him.

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"She said, 'I would struggle with you not doing it on account of me.' I told her, 'OK, but promise me when it's time to come home you'll let me know,'" Garfield recalled.

News of her passing came during filming in late 2019, at which point his costar Jessica Chastain and Searchlight Pictures co-chief David Greenbaum sent Garfield back to England to be by his mother's side.

"The good news about me and her is that we left nothing unsaid," Garfield says. "We had all the quality time we could possibly have while she was here. And those last two weeks I got to be with her were probably the most profound two weeks of my life."

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield star in the new biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

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"To be with her and my dad and my brother, all of her friends, my nephews," he added. "It was full of grace in the midst of the terrible tragedy."

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Once The Eyes of Tammy Faye wrapped, Garfield said he took time off to "be a human being, not a human doing."

The actor also discussed how he honoured his mum with another upcoming role — portraying Rent creator Jonathan Larson in the movie musical Tick, Tick… Boom!.

"I can feel her smiling at that," Garfield told Variety. "She was someone who was taken arguably too soon, even though we don't get to decide. There are certain things you can't control. What I started to understand through her loss is that we're all leaving with a half-finished song."

"Being a part of this film with Lin [Manuel Miranda] and the rest of the company, I'm able to sing Jon's [Larson] songs and I'm able to hold my mother's unfinished song in the lyrics and the music that Jon wrote," he added. "His work has become a container for that.

"It becomes a story where we can bring our individual, personal losses and we can share them. And then we can go back to living in that way where we know this is all finite."

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