According to Page Six, Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield pitched a diva fit during dress rehearsal for the Oscars and refused to present.
Page Six claimed Garfield was supposed to make San Francisco’s own ‘Batkid,’ Miles Scott, an official Superhero, but “refused to go by the script. He came up with his own lines. The producers felt that Garfield’s [rewrites] were not appropriate. Garfield had a tantrum. He stormed off. Miles and his family, who were at the rehearsal, were devastated.”
Miles is the adorable 5-year old battling cancer who inspired San Fran and its residents to transform into Gotham City. Initiated by the wonderful Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miles got to play superhero for a day, and even saved a damsel in distress. Additionally, Miles was set to be made an official superhero at this year’s academy awards.
But apparently, the producers scrapped the segment. An Academy spokesperson told E! News in a statement,”Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production. Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family.”
Miles’ mom Natalie told The International Business Times, “I don’t know if they ran out of time, or if there was something about the segment they didn’t like. It got pulled so quickly that we didn’t have a lot of insight into what was going on.” She added, “It is kind of a disappointment, but things happen. I know that’s how TV goes and how Hollywood is. We’re just not used to that.”
Captain America‘s Chris Evans stepped in at the last moment to fill in for Andrew Garfield.