- Andrew Garfield reflected on his “lawyer up” line from “The Social Network” in a BuzzFeed interview.
- Garfield said he chose to whisper the iconic line because it would be more effective than shouting.
- “I will charge people for me to whisper in their ear, ‘You better lawyer up, a–hole,'” he said.
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“The cool thing about that movie, my love for Jesse Eisenberg and the relationship we created for that film meant that I wanted that line to hurt him more than if I shouted it,” Garfield said in the latest installment of BuzzFeed’s “Thirst Tweets,” in which celebrities read flattering tweets from fans that range from sweet to highly inappropriate.
“I wanted it to be lodged in his f—ing soul,” the 37-year-old actor added.
Garfield’s comment was in response to a fan tweeting “i wish andrew garfield would whisper ‘you better lawyer up, a–hole’ in my ear.”
The tweet refers to a line spoken by Garfield in the film, which chronicled the formation of Facebook and how cofounder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Eisenberg) found himself in the middle of two lawsuits.
Toward the end of “The Social Network,” Garfield’s character, Eduardo Saverin, angrily confronted Mark after learning that his Facebook share was diluted from 34% to 0.03%, he was the only person whose percentage decreased, and his name was removed from the masthead.
After yelling at Mark and reminding him that he was a cofounder of Facebook, Eduardo said in a lower voice: “You better lawyer up, a–hole. Because I’m not coming back for 30%. I’m coming back for everything.”
The lasting effect of the scene isn’t lost on Garfield, who previously applauded a viral re-creation performed by “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien and “Parenthood” actress Sarah Ramos.
“If I can’t make money in other ways, I will charge people for me to whisper in their ear, ‘You better lawyer up, a–hole,'” Garfield said in the BuzzFeed video. “It’s kind of a good side gig.”