Andrew Garfield is glued to his phone as he steps in for the new role as Christian televangelist Jim Bakker in the movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Andrew Garfield was glued to his phone when he was pictured in LA on Wednesday.
The actor, 37, looked casual in a gray T-shirt and black cargo pants while running errands while wearing a mask amid the Covid pandemic.
The outing came on the same day as the trailer for his new movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, was released, in which he plays Christian television evangelist Jim Bakker.
Out and about: Andrew Garfield was glued to his phone when he got out of LA on Wednesday for his new role as Christian television evangelist Jim Bakker in the movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Casual: The Spider-Man star caught running errands in a laid-back look of a gray t-shirt, black cargo pants and trainers
The Spider-Man actor has grown his hair longer and had it pushed back from his face and he wore a beard under his face mask.
This look is very different from how he looks as Jim Bakker in the new movie where he appears unrecognizable.
He stars alongside It star Jessica Chastain, 44, who plays Bakker’s wife Tammy Faye.
Grocery shopping: Garfield appears to have grown a beard from quarantine when he was caught in his car while running errands in Los Angeles
Change: Garfield looks unrecognizable in new role as famed televangelist Jim Bakker (left) and pictured (right) Jim Bakker
The film is about the notorious Christian television evangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye who rose to fame in the US in the 1970s.
The pair had a popular program called ‘The Tammy and Jim Show’ (or PTL Club) which ran from 1974-1989.
Bakker and Faye became multimillionaires, but it turned out that funding for the programming came from viewers and their donations disguised as “monthly pledges” in the name of religion.
Unrecognizable: Co-Stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield in New Movie ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Trailer
In 1987, the program ground to a halt and was eventually discontinued after Jim was charged with both sexual and financial misconduct.
That same year, Tammy was treated for a prescription drug addiction.
The Charlotte Observer released a disclosure alleging that Bakker sexually assaulted a young church secretary named Jessica Hahn.
He was later alleged to be in a few same-sex relationships and amid the scandal, another televangelist Jerry Falwell was tapped to head the ministry.
Bakker was accused of sexually abusing a young church secretary, Jessica Hahn, in a disclosure released in the Charlotte Observer, and she was apparently bribed to remain silent.
Amid the scandal, he is also said to be in same-sex relationships.
The show was abruptly canceled after Jim was charged with both sexual and financial misconduct, and was later indicted in 1988 on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy.
The film hits theaters on September 17.
Unrecognizable: Jessica Chastain, 44, (left) looked unrecognizable as she portrayed Televangelism’s leading lady who eventually lost her decade-long battle with colon cancer in 2007
Joint Venture: Jim was also known as the host of the 700 Club – a long-running talk show that grew out of a religious talk show – which became one of the leading programs on the Christian Broadcast Network