Tick, Tick … Boom! is Andrew Garfield’s new film centered on Jonathan Larson, a musical writer who left this world at 35 and was never able to witness the success of his famous work, Rent. During filming, the actor lost his mother, Lynn Garfield, and has recently spoken about her grieving process while working in this role under the direction of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“It’s just something beautiful, it’s all unspoken love,” he confessed on the show The Late Show, hosted by Stephen Colbert. “The duel will stay with us until we leave, because we didn’t have enough time with each other. It doesn’t matter if someone reaches 60, 50 or 99, so I hope that this pain stays with me because it is all the love that I did not have the opportunity to express to them, and I told them every day, we all told them that every day. days. She was the best of all of us. “
Somehow, Garfield maintains that he was able to “honor the incredible life of Jonathan Larson” and connect this with his own personal experience of assimilating the death of someone close. “He left very soon, he died at the age of 35, on the night of the premiere of Rent on Broadway, at the New York Theater Workshop, in a strange twist of fate, “he added about the late playwright.
ANDREW GARFIELD COULD SING HIS DECEASED MOTHER
The argument of Tick, Tick … Boom! revolves around how Larson felt his life was passing and he would soon turn 30 without leaving any trace. He worked so hard on his musical Superbia, who never saw the light of the stage, but never gave up on making his dream come true. As pointed Andrew Garfield, It is a bit about that clock that we have inside and we really know that “deep down, that life is sacred, life is short, and it is better to be here among us as much as possible, supporting each other”.
“I was able to sing the unfinished song by Jonathan Larson, at the same time that I was able to sing for my mom,” the movie star said through tears. At the same time, he thanked Jonathan Larson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and all the people who helped him get to where he is today, a place from where he could honor “the most beautiful person I have ever experienced in my life through my art.” .
“And use it as a way to heal, use it as a way to stitch up wounds. It is what we do. Jonathan and my mom, they were both artists and they knew the power of art and they knew the power to leave the world in a more beautiful state than it was when they found it ”, he concluded.
ABOUT THE MOVIE TICK, TICK … BOOM!
The film follows the most creative years of Jonathan Larson, a theater composer barely surviving in the fast pace of 1990s New York working as a waiter at a restaurant, trying to break through the stage with his project. Superbia. For the young writer, time does not stop running like clockwork and he is approaching 30 years old, but he feels that so far he has not achieved anything.
Andrew Garfield stars in this musical drama story under the direction of Lin-Manuel Miranda, who makes his debut with this production as a film director. The supporting cast is made up of Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford, Mj Rodríguez, among others. The film premiered on November 19 on Netflix.