Andrew Garfield Says He Even Lied to Emma Stone About ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Return

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Andrew Garfield revealed on this week’s episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that protecting his return as Peter Parker/Spider-Man for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” meant he even had to lie to his former “Spider-Man” co-star Emma Stone. Garfield and Stone starred together as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in the Marc Webb-directed “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” While Garfield’s return for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was heavily rumored, the actor lied to everyone he knew in order to protect the major secret.

“Emma [Stone] kept on texting and she was like, ‘Are you in this new ‘Spider-Man’ film?'” Garfield answered when asked if he had told either Stone or Webb about his “No Way Home” return. “And I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ She was like, ‘Shut up. Just tell me.’ And I’m like, ‘I honestly don’t know.’ I kept it going even with her. It’s hilarious.”

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Garfield said at no point leading up to the film’s release did he tell Stone the truth, adding, “And then she saw it. She was like, ‘You’re a jerk.’ I didn’t want to tell anyone. I took it super seriously. I told no one.”

Garfield gave his first interview about reprising his “Spider-Man” role to Variety, saying, “I wasn’t expecting to ever have a conversation again about potentially playing Peter Parker. I felt very excited to just to be a fan again. But I got this call from Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige and Jon Watts with this idea. It was immediately undeniable. It sounded incredibly fun, incredibly spiritual — trippy and thematically interesting. On a base level, as a Spider-Man fan, just the idea of seeing three Spider-Men in the same frame was enough.”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is now playing in theaters nationwide.

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