Andrew Garfield discussed the viral photo of him texting at the Oscars.
The photo was taken after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in late March and shows the British actor on his phone as presenter Kevin Costner presented the nominees for Best Director.
Unlike many of the cast on the night, Andrew never weighed in on the slap, despite being captured by message shortly afterwards.
Speaking on The View on Thursday, The Amazing Spider-Man actor said he felt “so bad” for texting during Kevin’s speech.
“You know, Kevin Costner presents the nominees to the directors in the most beautiful and elegant way, and I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m in front of the camera during this’…And everyone everyone is texting me, asking me, you know, what they’re asking me, like what’s the vibe in the room,” he explained, referring to the “vibe” after the slap.
The star justified the texting during the show, saying, “At that time, my friends took precedence over Kevin. But I feel really bad about it.”
When asked directly if he was texting about the slap, Andrew said he didn’t want to comment. He explained: “It’s all been said. I don’t need to comment on that. Every possible version of the discussion has taken place, and I have no interest in adding my voice to anything that has already been so well said (by the way).”