Lots of actors say they were targets for bullies as kids (our favorite is January Jones—she was just too pretty so everyone hated her! OK.), but Andrew Garfield says the mean kids are what lead him to Spider Man. He admits that he wasn't like, tormented, but being a skinny, sensitive kid did bring some ridicule.

"I didn't have this really abusive experience. I had the general bullying experience where there was a kid who wasn't very happy and he threw his weight around," Garfield told The Guardian. "He targeted me because I was skinny and thin-skinned and he knew it."

But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

"If it weren't for that bully, I wouldn't have found Spider-Man. That's why I got so lost in the comics and the cartoon series. I would fantasize about being him, and I would fantasize about him coming to beat the crap out of my bully," he said. Much like Peter Parker! Ladies love a superhero who is strong and sensitive.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out May 2.

[via The Guardian]