Andrew Garfield was understandably quite excited to return to the world of Spider Man, but the actor had to keep his mouth shut for it. Although Tobey Maguire was not out there promoting a new movie every day, and therefore was able to mostly just keep quiet, Garfield took the press tour for his favorite in the award season Tik Tik Tik … Bom!, and had to answer literally dozens of questions about his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He lied through his teeth and simply said he was not into it at all, instead of trying to find a smarter or elegant way out of answering.
The actor, whose turn as Peter Parker in No Way Home made him an instant fan favorite, apparently even had to lie about it to people in his personal life. That includes Emma Stone, whose Gwen Stacy died in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and served as a central plot point in Garfield-Peter’s history.
“Emma kept writing to me. She said, ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man movie?'” Garfield said. Happy Sad Confused podcast in a new interview. “And I was like I did not know what you’re talking about. She was like shut up, just tell me, and I was like I honestly did not know … I kept it going, even with her, it was funny …. And then she saw it, she was like, ‘you’re a fool’. “
You can see him talk about it below.
This caused my brain to explode !! Guess who else Andrew Garfield lied about being in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME? Emma Stone!
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IN Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) fights villains from the franchise’s past – but not against those he’s seen before. Instead, he fights the green elf (Willem Dafoe, Spider Man), Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina, Spider-Man 2), Electro (Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and more.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Loki, and What if…?, Marvel’s multiverse seems to be more open than ever before, and it has some fans expecting to see Garfield’s Spider-Man, as well as Tobey Maguires, share the screen with Holland. After the commercial success Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there is hardly a more common character for Marvel to begin exploring its infinite Earths with.
Featuring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home is in the cinema now.