Exes Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone started dating in real life after meeting through their roles in the rebooted “Spider-Man” franchise.
Garfield starred as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Stone portrayed Gwen Stacy in two “Amazing Spider-Man” films released in 2012 and 2014.
In a 2012 interview with Teen Vogue, Garfield said that it felt like he “woke up” when Stone entered the room during her screen test.
“I was so bored of it by then that I was mucking about —I’d been pretending I was Tom Hanks or Seth Rogen, “he said.” And then she came in, and it was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. “
“Throughout the shooting, it was wild and exciting,” Garfield added. “I could not help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her, and not let her get away.”
He shared similar thoughts in a featurette for the home release of “TASM,” describing Stone as “a shot of espresso.”
“She’s incredibly energetic and enthusiastic and she had this sense of play and fun, which was incredibly exciting.”
It’s unclear when exactly the couple started dating, but they were photographed kissing in NYC in March 2012, a few months before the theatrical release of “TASM.”
Garfield and Stone split in 2015, but have continued to remain amicable since.