Thursday, March 6, 2014
Andrew Garfield and Batkid get cut from the Oscars
According to the story, Andrew Garfield was supposed to present at the Oscars with the 5 year old kid with cancer the entire world knows as Batkid after being granted a wish in San Francisco. (Last year the city played out a crazy scene and he was in custom. Hearts melted etc.) Anyway, Garfield supposedly didn't like the lines he was given and tried to change them. The producer didn't like the changes, Garfield had a hissy fit and they had to replace the bit with Chris Evans - Captain American to the rescue.
Page Six reported that the kid and his family were devastated and the producers paid for them to go to Disneyland. It was also reported that Andrew Garfield spent the day with Batkid and his family at Disneyland to make up for the devastation. (Day being 'day' or '10 minutes' - unknown.)
OK, so question. Why couldn't Chris Evans have stepped in and done what Andrew Garfield was supposed to do? I mean, it is not that hard to write a two second bit. All people are going to be doing is looking at the kid anyways.
I'm not sold on this story. Something is off. But I'm glad to hear Batkid is still fighting the good fight.