Andrew Garfield lied to his ex about the recent ‘Spider-Man’ film!
The British-American actor, 38, shared details on how he misled Emma Stone, 33, into thinking he was not in the movie. Garfield went on Josh Horowitz’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast and admitted to lying to the actress.
Stone flat-out asked her former lover whether he was returning to the franchise, to which he denied multiple times.
Their Hilarious Convo
“Emma kept on texting me and she was like, ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film? And I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,'” Garfield told Horowitz while laughing.
He continued, “She was like, ‘Shut up, just tell me.’ I was like, ‘I honestly don’t even know what you’re…’ I kept it cone [of silence] even with her, it was hilarious.”
The truth eventually came out when “No Way Home” premiered last month. Both him and his Spider-Man predecessor, Tobey Maguire, 46, teamed up with the current star, Tom Holland, 25, in the new movie.
“Then she saw it and was like, ‘You’re a jerk,'” Garfield recalled, laughing.
Keeping The Whole Thing A Secret
Stone played the role of Gwen Stacy alongside Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in 2014.
Apart from his former co-star, the “Tick, Tick… Boom!” star also lied during interviews when asked if he’d be appearing in the web-slinging franchise, as per reports.
They’re Still Friends
Garfield and Stone ended their relationship in 2015 after four years of dating, but have remained friends.
“They still have a lot of love for one another and they are on good terms with each another and remain close. It just wasn’t working,” the source told US Weekly in 2015.
Their breakup wasn’t caused by a third party, and they ended their romance on good terms, as per another source.
“There was no drama, they’ve been apart while working. They still care about each other,” the source told People at the time. “They still have love for one another. They are on good terms with each other and remain close.”
Stone is married to “Saturday Night Live” director Dave McCary. They welcomed their first child last year — a daughter named Louise Jean McCary. Garfield, meanwhile, is currently dating model Alyssa Miller.
He Loves The Idea
As for his interest in the franchise, Garfield recently opened up about the possibility of returning to the role of Spider-Man.
“It’s a character that’s always going to be so meaningful to me, and so beautiful to me and again, it comes back to service,” he told ET.
The actor continued, “I think if there’s a way, because that’s what that character is all about, he’s all about serving the greater good and serving his fellow people, serving humanity and all life. So, if there’s a way for me to continue to add to the legacy of that character in a way that feels like it’s of service to an audience, of service to the themes that Stan Lee injected that character with, I’m open, of course,” adding, “I’m very, very open, but it would have to be very, very special. It would have to be very, very meaningful and fun, and joyful, like doing No Way Home was.”
He Felt Excited
During the chat, Garfield also revealed how he found out that he was reprising his role.
“First and foremost, I am a fan, so when Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige and John Watts asked to have a word with me and talk to me about an idea, and they pitched it, it was like I was the fans in the audience, watching it onscreen for the first time with like, the three Spider-Men across universes sharing a frame together,” he said. “And like, your head, your little head, it just explodes. So, that’s the main thing in me that I feel about it.”
He also really enjoyed working with Maguire and Holland on the film.
“And then, the fact that I get to be one of those people wearing the suit next to my actual Spider-Man hero, Tobey Maguire, and the brilliant, incredibly talented, heartfelt, funny, good, sweet, perfect Spider-Man of Tom Holland, and I get to be the middle brother, and I get to be in awe of my older brother and in full longing to protect my younger brother,” Garfield explained. “And also, there’s something spiritual that kind of happened and happens, and that we were exploring in the film, which is like, archetypically, the character is so alone, the isolation, that’s an important part of the character in terms of the cannon of Spider-Man, for me in a way.”