Andrew Garfield’s mother, Lynn Garfield, died of pancreatic cancer in 2019, and during a chat with Stephen Colbert on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor talked about honoring his mother in his latest film, Tick, Tick, Boom!
This has turned out to be the most powerful message about living with grief.
Garfield talked about how he carries the grief of losing his mother with him every day, but he’s happy to talk about it because it reminds him of how much love he had for her.
“This is all the unexpressed love, the grief that will remain with us until we pass, because we never get enough time with each other, right,” Garfield said. “No matter if someone lives until their 60, 15, or 99, so I hope this grief stays with me because it’s all the unexpressed love that I didn’t get to tell her, and I told her every day, we all told her every day. She was the best of us.”
He said a lot more.
Watch the moving message: