By now, everyone knows about Andrew Garfield’s cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home. But the actor kept the big secret confided in only three special to him, which he revealed on a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“I lied to people for a good two years and a half and I lied to the internet for two years, and it felt great,” Garfield admitted. When DeGeneres asked him who actually knew about his secret, Garfield said, “My dad, my brother, and my mother at the time, just kind of us.”
He added, “It was fun to keep it secret. Because you know when you’re planning a surprise birthday party for someone? And they’re like ‘I hate surprises. Tell me, is the party happening?’ No seriously, don’t mess around, because you know I actually hate surprises.’ […] So it felt like I was organizing a surprise birthday party for a bunch of people who I knew would appreciate it.”
The one other exception was a food delivery driver that arrived at Garfield’s rented house, the first night he was in Atlanta to film Spider-Man.
In a story that went viral at the time, and has since been confirmed by Garfield, the Tick, Tick, Boom star was wearing a hat and mask at the time, but a delivery mix-up meant the order included alcohol, so he had to show his ID to the driver. After the delivery, the driver immediately texted a friend to say he delivered Spider-Man’s food.
As for everyone else, including his ex co-star Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield’s role in Spider-Man: No Way Home was kept a secret till the very end.
“Emma kept on texting me,” Garfield said on a recent episode of Josh Horowitz’s Happy, Sad, Confused podcast. “She was like, ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ I kept it going, even with her,” he continued. “And then she saw it. She was like, ‘You’re a jerk.’”
Emma Stone played Gwen Stacy opposite Garfield’s Peter Parker in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel.
The film, which was released last month, became the first Hollywood film to gross over $1bn since 2019, reaching the milestone in just 12 days. Andrew Garfield, along with former web-slinger Tobey Maguire, appeared in the latest Spider-Man installment, which sees Tom Holland portray the titular superhero.
Following his No Way Home cameo, Garfield has hinted that he would be open to returning to play the web-slinging superhero again in the future.
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