The “mystery” behind Andrew Garfield’s shaved head has been solved. Many assumed that Garfield’s new close-cut during the press tour for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was in preparation for his impending film with director Martin Scorsese, Silence, but now we know it was for a role of a different sort. Arcade Fire released the music video for the song “We Exist” off their album Reflektor, and the self-described short film stars Garfield as an individual struggling with gender identity. Garfield shaves his head on-camera towards the beginning of the video, and then disappears into the role while also showing off some serious dance moves in the process. It’s an interesting video to say the least, and Garfield turns in a fairly affecting performance with just six short minutes of screentime.
Hit the jump to watch the “We Exist” music video. On the feature side of things, Garfield most recently wrapped 99 Homes opposite Michael Shannon and is poised to start filming Silence with Scorsese and co-star Adam Driver this summer.