Andrew Garfield Says He Could Have Ended Up Like Justin Bieber, So Let’s Picture That For A Moment

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Andrew Garfield The Amazing Spiderman Premiere June 20 2012 Berlin Germany

In very doubtful yet endearing news, Andrew Garfield says that he's happy fame didn't hit him at a very young age because he doesn't think he'd have handled it very well.  In fact, he believes (or should I say, “beliebs”… heh heh) that he easily could have ended up like Justin Bieber.  If you, like me, read that and immediately gave a sympathetic half-smile and head-tilt to the mental image of Andrew Garfield publicly urinating in restaurants and wearing sweatpant-culottes, then you're in good company.  Cannot. Picture. It. To. Save. My. Life.

But he brings up a good point about teenagers and fame, so hear him out:

“If I had had these opportunities when I was younger, I would have been Justin Bieber. If you are a 16-year-old kid and you can do whatever the fuck you want, you’re making trillions of dollars and you have a leopard-print Ferrari, it’s not healthy. If I was going through what I’m going through now when I was 16, I might have ended up in jail.”

Though still completely unimaginable, he's right.  Add in two unaccountable, barely-present parents and you've got yourself in quite a pickle if you're insanely rich and famous at that age.  Though if Andrew Garfield (adorable as he is) has a fan base out there with their own nickname and penchant for online death threats, I'm completely unaware of it.  But he is Spiderman, so I'm sure a lot of unsavory opportunities are thrown his way.

Luckily for us, the most scandalous thing he's got going on right now is a girlfriend who might love the Spice Girls more than she loves him, so I don't think we have much to worry about. Also- is Justin Bieber's Ferrari really, in fact, leopard print?  If so, how have I missed that priceless anecdote up until this moment?  Feeling like a bit of a hack right now.

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