The 39-year-old Oscar-nominated actor is the sixth cover star for the mag’s Men of the Year issue in association with BOSS. In his interview, Andrew shared the emotional impact of losing his mother, feeling the pressure to have children and experimenting with plant medicines.
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Here’s what he shared:
On the ways his father has been processing his grief: “My dad, right now, I think, is just meant to tend his back garden. He’s lost his wife, and I think all he’s meant to do right now, for the most part – it’s going to make me cry – is play with his grandkids, and create this back garden. He’s turned it into, like, a subtropical jungle. He’s got a water feature and a moat. He’s gone crazy, as grief will make you do, but he’s gone toward beauty and nature and self-soothing.”
On the feeling of pressure to have had children by now: “Releasing myself from the societal obligation of procreating by the time I’m 40 has been an interesting thing to do with myself… where do I start with why it didn’t happen? It’s more about accepting a different path than what was kind of expected of me from birth. Like by this time you will have done this, and you will have at least one child – that kind of thing.”
On an experience when he was experimenting with plant medicine: “In one of my plant medicine experiences, there was a moment where I was so happy to remember what a toilet seat was. I’m not gonna go into it deeper than that, but there was a purging that I did, and up until that moment, nothing was identifiable.”
The issue is available on newsstands and via digital downloads on November 29. Check out more at GQ-Magazine.co.uk.