On Thursday, many of us were outraged to learn that Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield may have ruined “Batkid” Miles Scott’s day at the Oscars. The adorable little boy who captured our hearts when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco into Gotham City last fall was all set to take the stage with Garfield after a video montage of superheroes.
But the segment got cut at the last minute, and the rumors started flying that it was Garfield threw a hissy fit and tried to rewrite his lines. Bad actor ruining poor little Miles’ moment in the limelight! Of course, as we suspected all along, it looks like this theory is completely false.
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Andrew Garfield’s rep told Us Weekly that the adorable pintsized superhero (whose cancer is in remission, by the way) and the 30-year-old actor were “equally upset” about their segment being cut. Garfield's rep, Rupert Fowler, says in a statement:
Here are the facts. In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. At some point overnight on Saturday/Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony.
They decided to pull it -- Andrew and Miles were equally upset ... the producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying.
Awww! OK, I buy it. Not only did Garfield apparently not act like a spoiled brat, he did his best to make Miles feel special and like a real superhero. Well done, bro.
Did you believe the rumors that Garfield’s attitude got the bit cut?
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