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'Amazing Spider-Man's' Andrew Garfield on Feeling 'Naked' In His Spidey-Suit (Video)

Appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the actor recalls his struggle to get in shape and says that the iconic costume was "made of something that is designed to make you irritated."

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Andrew Garfield may have landed the role of a lifetime in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, but he could have done without the suit.

“It’s made of something that is designed to make you irritated,” he joked of his iconic costume during a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I don’t know what the material name is, but that’s the description underneath.”

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Asked whether he could fit any undergarments beneath the skin-tight getup, Garfield shook his head no. “It’s just me,” he added.

“Did you feel naked?” Degeneres continued, to which Garfield replied: “Yeah. It’s the worst.”

The actor bulked up for his role as the heroic web slinger, working out “like a literal crazy person” in preparation for shooting.

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“It was a life change,” he said. “I get frustrated with those Men’s Health magazines. It’s like, ‘In five minutes you’ll be as fit a as fiddle if you just follow those three simple steps and only eat cucumbers.’ This was hard work. I wouldn’t be able to do it without someone.”

Watch video of the appearance below, in which the show’s host presents Garfield with a gift to help him go incognito in public.