'I lied to people for a good two years': Andrew Garfield reveals his Spider-Man secrets

    Andrew Garfield talks about the 'great' feeling of keeping his role in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' a secret, his Oscar buzz for 'Tick, Tick, Boom', and fooling even Emma Stone.

    <p>Andrew Garfield (Source: Los Angeles Times)</p>


    In a cheeky revelation, Andrew Garfield confessed that he spent two years fibbing about his involvement in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.' And he enjoyed every bit of it! While promoting his award-winning performances in 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' and 'Tick, Tick, Boom' in 2021, Garfield cleverly dodged all indications of his return to Marvel's web-slinger universe. Looking back on it, he fondly told Ellen DeGeneres, "I lied to people for a good two years. I lied to the internet for two years and it felt great."

    "I Had No Idea What She Was Talking About": Andrew Garfield's Web of Lies

    Known for his warmth and candor, Garfield had a small circle of confidants - his mom, dad, and brother - who were privy to his superhero secret. However, as Polygon reported, the food delivery driver who dropped off an order at Garfield's rented Atlanta house unintentionally joined this exclusive group. The actor's ID, shown to verify an alcohol purchase, gave away his secret identity as Spider-Man.

    Yet, for the majority, Garfield thoroughly relished keeping everyone in suspense. It was akin to planning a surprise party, he explained, offering an analogy everyone could relate to.

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    One of the most memorable victims of Garfield's 'innocent' deceit was Emma Stone, his co-star from 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and ex-girlfriend. When Stone reached out about the swirling rumors of his return to Spider-Man, Garfield cleverly played dumb, insisting he had no clue what she was talking about.

    While his Peter Parker secret may have been a fun game, it wasn't all frivolous. The attention he garnered has only amplified the Oscar buzz around his stellar performance in the Netflix musical, 'Tick, Tick, Boom.' Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film has placed Garfield at the forefront of Oscar nomination predictions.

    As he embraced the media blitzkrieg for his Spider-Man comeback, Garfield's presence remained indomitable, effortlessly keeping him on the Oscar voters' radar. It's safe to say his secret-keeping adventure has added a fascinating layer to Garfield's already dynamic career.

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