People can't believe how posh Andrew Garfield is when they hear his real accent

Daisy Phillipson

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People can't believe how posh Andrew Garfield is when they hear his real accent

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Andrew Garfield is Hollywood royalty at this point, which is why it always comes as a bit of a shock to be reminded that he has a very posh English accent.

Fans are so used to seeing him on the big screen with an American twang, it's easy to forget that he spent his former years growing up in the UK.

This was once again a topic of discussion when a resurfaced clip of the 39-year-old appearing on a 2012 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show was shared on TikTok.

Although he was there to promote his iteration of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, Ellen soon turns her attention to his accent.

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"So you are originally from England," she says, to which he replies, "Originally from Los Angeles, actually."

Yes, despite sounding like a royal, Garfield was actually born in the US. That being said, when he was three years old he moved to Banstead, Surrey, where he was raised.

At the time of his appearance on the chat show, the actor revealed he'd been in America for around 'four or five years'.

Ellen was shocked by the revelation, saying, "Oh wow, because, you know, from The Social Network we don't know that accent and suddenly I hear you talk and you're not American at all... and yet you are American."

Garfield then quips: "Yeah, I'm confused, too."

Andrew Garfield speaks the Queen's English. Credit: TikTok/@simping_for_ben_barnes/ABC
Andrew Garfield speaks the Queen's English. Credit: TikTok/@simping_for_ben_barnes/ABC

Over on social media, people were just as shocked to hear him in his natural form, with one writing: "Andrew Garfield has an English accent ???? What???"

Another said: "Wait Andrew Garfield has an English accent how tf did I not know that," while a third added: "Andrew Garfield speaks SO posh how do you get to that point?"

A fourth chimed in: "Hearing Andrew Garfield speak in his British accent is incredibly alarming to me I don’t like that."

Accents aside, Garfield recently revealed that he's taking a bit of a break from acting, which is understandable given how busy he's been of late.

As well as his TV project Under the Banner of Heaven, which he's just received an Emmy nomination for, the actor appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick…Boom! over the past year.

The actor reprised his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Credit: Sony
The actor reprised his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Credit: Sony

In an interview with Variety back in April, Garfield said he's just going to take a bit of a breather.

"I'm going to rest for a little bit," he explained. "I need to recalibrate and reconsider what I want to do next and who I want to be and just be a bit of a person for a while.

"Because as you know, that is a washing machine, that awards season. I need to just be a bit ordinary for a while."

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Topics: Celebrity, Spider-Man, Film and TV

Daisy Phillipson
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