She called him a ‘jerk’ afterwards (Picture: Rex/Getty)
Warning: the following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Andrew Garfield has been telling porky pies to Emma Stone about his involvement in Spider-Man, and it’s pretty jokes.
The actor – who has a surprise role in the latest instalment of the franchise – lied to his Tick, Tick… Boom! co star while promoting the new Netflix film.
Fans had long speculated that both Andrew and Tobey McGuire would make an appearance in the film, but Andrew kept Emma in the dark.
Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, he was asked if Emma – who played Gwen Stacy opposite his Peter Parker – had seen the film.
He replied: ‘Emma kept on texting me and she was like, “Are you in this new Spider-Man film?”‘
‘I was like, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” She was like, “Shut up, just tell me,” I’m like, “Honestly, don’t know what-” I kept it going even with her. It was hilarious,’ he laughed.
When she finally saw the film, her response was simply to tell her pal: ‘You’re a jerk.’
The actors met while filming The Amazing Spider-Man and then enjoyed a five-year romance from 2010 before splitting in 2015.
Elsewhere, the Breathe actor admitted it wasn’t just his friends he’s been fibbing to about his involvement in the new Spider-Man.
He said he’d found lying to the press about the film to be ‘weirdly enjoyable.’
He kept his former flame purposely in the dark (Picture: Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock)
‘It was like this massive game of Werewolf that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun,’ he said.
He said he had moments of thinking, ‘God, I hate lying,’ as he doesn’t consider himself to be ‘a good liar,’ so he kept ‘framing it as a game.’
‘I kept imagining myself purely as a fan of that character, which is not hard to do.’
Andrew met Emma when he starred as the iconic superhero (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)
He continued: ‘I would want the actor to do an incredibly good job at convincing me he wasn’t in it. And then I would want to lose my mind in the theatre when my instinct was proven right. That’s what I would want.’
Spider-Man: No Way Home hit cinemas last month and has already proved itself to be a smash hit.
The blockbuster – starring Tom Holland and Zendaya – became the first movie to gross $1billion globally since the pandemic struck.
But, despite all its success, the film won’t be taking home any Baftas, as it wasn’t eligible after supposedly ‘not being available.’
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in cinemas now.